In BCUSU Leadership Elections, you can vote in order of preference - meaning the outcome will be more representative overall!
You can vote for as many candidates as you wish, just make sure you select them in order of preference. For example, if you like all of the candidates running for a certain role, instead of voting for just one, you can pick your first, second, third, fourth, etc. choice!
When we count the votes on Friday 28th, we add up all of the first choice votes. If, after the first count, there is no clear winner (with at least 50% of the votes) we then withdraw the candidate in last place and add all of the second choice votes to the totals, and so on, until a clear winner is declared.
This voting system is commonly known as choice voting, preferential voting, preference voting or Single Transferable Vote (STV), and is designed to achieve or closely approach proportional representation through voters ranking candidates - unlike first-past-the-post voting.