The Progressive Student Advocates (PSA) have swept the 2019 TRUSU General Election by a large majority in most positions.
While this election period saw diligent campaigning between the incumbent slate and two newcomers, Alliance and For the Lulz, PSA managed to win all contested positions.
Sierra Rae, previously VP Equity, has been elected as the new president of the union. Kole Lawrence will serve as the new VP External and Mackenzie Byers will serve as the new VP Internal.
Brandon Hayashi will be TRUSU’s next VP Equity, while Sajeesh Soman will serve as the new VP Services.
Elected candidates will take their positions after the end of this semester.
Voter turnout for this election was 21 per cent, the exact same as last year’s.
However, this year’s election was the first to make use of TRUSU’s new online voting system. A system that TRUSU executive director Nathan Lane has marked as a success.
While this year’s election was a test run for the new system, Lane says that it will likely be used in the next general election as well, in addition to any referendums TRUSU may hold in the next academic year.
Whether or not the system sees continued use comes down to voter turnout in the 2020 general election.[table “lt8gt” not found /]