Election Buddy Campaign 2017
Date:1st Sep 2017 - 1st Oct 2017
Time:9:00am - 11:30pm
Location:McKinnon Building, University of Wollongong, KEIRAVILLE, NSW
In past years, the UOWLSS has used a paper, in-person voting system for its annual elections. This system has led to a significant decrease in the number of participants, presenting challenges in terms of the validity and transparency of the votes made. As a result, in 2016, the UOWLSS implemented the Election Buddy system – an online voting platform linked to students emails. On the system, students receive a one-use, unique link to follow through and vote for their preferred candidates. This system ensures transparency as the link is sent directly to the students email, which is only accessible by the individual student.
As a result of the success of the 2016 elections in boosting participation by approximately 300%, we are seeking to ensure that the elections are better regulated and more secure. The online voting system has since become standard across other Law Students Societies at other universities. The voting system is more modern, more accessible and can deal with the large volume of members we have, without putting a strain on LHA Central to regulate the election system.