Voter turnout up 33% at Western, down at McMaster

Two more student elections to note.

Voter turnout is up at the University of Western Ontario where 9,470 students voted in the student union elections this week. Western has about 25,000 undergraduate students. Emily Rowe, whose campaign video was the topic of one my recent posts, won with 3,957 votes.

Voter turnout was down at McMaster University with only 13 per cent of students voting. Vishal Tiwari, the current vice-president education of the McMaster Students’ Union, won the preferential vote with 59.27% of votes after eight rounds of counting. Tiwari received 861 first choice votes.