December Special Election


Special Election Results

Do you support the recall of Peter Henen, Vice-President External Affairs, from elected office pursuant to Article XII, section 1 of the Constitution of the Brock University Students’ Union, Inc., effective immediately upon the success of this referendum?

Full Questions and Memorandum of Understanding

More Information:

Q: Why is this happening?

A: The BUSU Board of Directors presented THIS REPORT to BUSAC on November 21, 2018.

Q: What is the purpose of a Recall Referendum?

A: A recall referendum is a way for the undergraduate students at Brock to remove an Executive or Student at Large Director of the Board. These individuals cannot be “fired” like traditional staff, therefore it is left up to the students to vote on the outcome. Any student can bring forward a recall referendum by completing a petition signed by 2% Full Time Equivalent (318 signatures)

Q: When was this recall referendum initiated?

A: The recall petition was request by Aidan Hibma, BUSU President, on November 20th, 2018 and submitted to BUSAC for ratification on November 21st, 2018. At the November 21st BUSAC meeting council voted on the election dates

Q: What if students vote YES?

A: If we reach quorum (10% FTE) and 55% of students vote in favour of a recall, the VP External Affairs will not longer hold office. A replacement will be put in place through a process that is made known to students.

Q: What if students vote NO?

A: If we do not reach quorum (10% FTE) OR less than 55% vote in favour of a recall, the VP External Affairs will remain in their position until April 30, 2018

Q: How can students vote?

A: Voting will take place December 4-6 via ballot sent to your Brock email. If you do not receive an email on those days, please email [email protected] immediately so we can resolve the issue.

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