Maria Jogova

Maria Jogova has written 58 posts for UBC Insiders

More complaints

Numerous emails have been sent out with complaints. Gerald will be posting those filed by Ed Durgan, as well as the response of the election committee to those, but here is another email I received regarding more complaints. The Elections Committee received six complaints from Ed Durgan on Saturday, February 7. The Committee has decided [...]

Update on disqualification

The following message has been sent out to all VFMs. There’s also a list of complains and the EA’s response to them that came in another email- I’m trying to figure out a way of uploading them all. Hopefully they will be up soon. This statement is being released to all VFM contestants on Monday, [...]

The Recent Disqualification and why it hurts the AMS

For the second time in the past year, it seems like, candidates and winners of the AMS elections will once again be going to student court. My thoughts on this is that the process, and candidates’ inability to accept defeat, hurts not only the candidates, but the AMS itself, which doesn’t seem to be able [...]

Breaking: Blake disqualified from Presidential Race

I have just received the following news: On Tuesday February 3 around midnight the Elections Committee was given a formal appeal supported by video evidence implicating Blake Frederick and two other candidates as exhibiting “slate” behaviour. As per Section 9, Article 2(11) in the Code of Procedures, it states that: “Candidates shall not run in [...]

If we shadows have offended…

If we shadows have offended, Think but this and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend: If you pardon, we will mend. And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have [...]

Election Results

The results are in! Over 6500 people voted in this election, which is apparently the highest turnouts in the past several decades. Yay democracy! The results: PresidentBlake Frederick-apparently he only won by 46 votes- quite a far cry from last year… VP AcademicJohannes Rebane VP FinanceTom Dvorak VP ExternalTim Chu VP AdministrationCrystal Hon Board of [...]

Update on voting irregularities

The Elections committee has issued the following statement:On Sunday evening, a campaigning irregularity complaint was submitted to the Elections Committee. The complaint stated that VP Academic candidate Johannes Rebane and friends were in Vanier commons block and going door to door asking students to vote on their laptop, and giving cookies to students. The committee [...]

A thank you

I’ve been a little bit fed up with the most recent scandal, now dubbed “Cookie-gate”, so this is a brief note to thank all the candidates for running- we recognize the work you put into it, and appreciate that you’re willing to face up to the scrutiny that accompanies running for office. Most of the [...]

Voting irregularities?

The UBC Student Media blog is reporting that there were people going around Place Vanier last night distributing cookies, carrying a laptop, and asking people to vote for a particular candidate for VP Academic. This is the first I’ve heard of the matter, and while plausible, I would like to hear more confirmations of the [...]

A voting reminder

A reminder that online voting on the AMS website closes today at midnight. If you have not yet voted, there will be paper ballot voting on February 4th (Wednesday)- just walk by the SUB! According to the RBT, only just over 8% of the UBC students eligible to vote have done so, so get your [...]

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