Presidential Election Update from the CRO

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Hello everyone! My name is Rebecca Cameron, and I was elected as the EngSoc Spring 2011 CRO (Chief Returning Officer) at the first EngSoc meeting of this term. As CRO, it is my duty to organize the EngSoc elections this term and to make sure that they are well-advertised and fair. This term, we are trying something new – instead of running one election, we will be hosting two elections. The first election will be for the President position, while the second election will be for the Vice Presidents and WEEF Director positions.

Nominations for EngSoc President closed on May 26th, and we are currently in the midst of the EngSoc President campaigning period! Please read page eleven in this issue of The Iron Warrior to learn more about the candidates running for President. Also, the all-candidates forum is TODAY (June 1st) in the CPH foyer at 11:30 – all presidential candidates will be there to answer your questions. Once campaigning ends on Friday, June 3rd, we will then begin voting. The voting period will begin Saturday, June 4th and end on Tuesday, June 7th. You will receive an email with a link that will let you vote, and it will direct you to a webpage where you can get more information about each of the candidates’ platforms. We will have a voting station in the CPH foyer on the Monday and Tuesday of the voting period, so please be sure to vote! The results of the election will be announced at the next EngSoc meeting, on the EngSoc website, and in the next issue of The Iron Warrior.

Nominations for VP-External, VP-Education, VP-Finance, VP-Internal and WEEF Director will open on Friday, June 10th at 8:30 am and will remain open until Friday, June 17th at 4:30 pm. Campaigning will run from June 19th to June 24th and voting will happen June 25th to June 28th. More details about the second election will be in the next Iron Warrior and elsewhere.

If you have any questions or concerns about the elections this term, please email me at cro@engmail.uwaterloo.ca. Thanks for reading and happy voting!

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