AMS executive election de-slated

AMS Assembly passed new election system unanimously

AMS Assembly took place on April 9.

AMS executive elections will look different next year.

The AMS executives and faculty society leaders voted unanimously to amend section 2.2.2 of the AMS Constitution at AMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 9 in Mitchell Hall. Starting next year presidential, vice-presidential (operations), and vice-presidential (university affairs) candidates  will run as individuals rather than in teams.

The change follows a prolonged election season, during which the sole executive team dropped out five days prior to the election, and next year’s executive OAR was appointed by student leaders in a Special Assembly.

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Since managing de-slated elections requires a significant amount of work, the AMS will need to hire more election staff next year, AMS President Kate McCuaig explained at AGM.

De-slating elections will encourage more students to run in AMS executive elections, Chief Electoral Officer Calder Bryson said at AGM.

A majority of surveyed Queen’s students wanted to de-slate elections, Bryson said. Of the 71 students who responded to an AMS survey about de-slating elections, 49 students preferred candidates run individually, while 12 students voted in favour of teams.


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