National AJET 2016-17 Council Election results

The National AJET 2016-17 Council elections came to a close on Sunday 24th May, the votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce your elected representatives for the coming year.

Your National AJET Block Representatives, as well as your Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer will start their term of office from June.

You can also find the results of the referenda held alongside the National AJET 2016-17 Council elections below, as well as learn more about AJET Elections.

The successful applicants for appointed positions on the National AJET 2016-17 Council will be announced soon.

If you have any questions about the election process, or the incoming National AJET 2016-17 Council, please email

ELECTION RESULTS

Block 1 Representative

Votes cast: 66
Votes needed to win: 34

First Round

Result: No Winner

Second Round

Result: Amanda Tsuhako

Ashleigh Mooney 29 29
Amanda Tsuhako 33 36
Re-Open Nominations 4 Candidate Eliminated

 

 

Block 2 Representative

Votes cast: 97
Votes needed to win: 50

First Round

Result: Merran Eby

Merran Eby 71
Rachel Stivers-Bender 24
Re-Open Nominations 1

 

 

Block 3 Representative

Votes cast: 32
Votes needed to win: 17

First Round

Result: Ashley Trenna Fox

Ashley Trenna Fox 28
Re-Open Nominations 4

 

 

Block 4 Representative

Votes cast: 38
Votes needed to win: 20

First Round

Result: Kristie Fletcher

Kristie Fletcher 22
Oliver Pimley 15
Re-Open Nominations 0

 

Block 5 Representative

Votes cast: 65
Votes needed to win: 34

First Round

Result: Domnhall Mc Farline

Domnhall McFarline 61
Re-Open Nominations 4

 

Block 6 Representative

Votes cast: 43
Votes needed to win: 23

First Round

Result: Carolina Swift

Carolina Swift 38
Re-Open Nominations 5

 

 

Block 7 Representative

Votes cast: 32
Votes needed to win: 17

First Round

Result: Jessica Laufer

Jessica Laufer 31
Re-Open Nominations 1

 

 

Block 8 Representative

Votes cast: 42
Votes needed to win: 22

First Round

Result: Amon Bradshaw

Amon Bradshaw 37
Re-Open Nominations 5

 

 

Block 9 Representative

Votes cast: 44
Votes needed to win: 23

First Round

Result: Preston Backer

Preston Backer 38
Re-Open Nominations 3

 

 

Block 10 Representative

Votes cast: 29

Votes needed to win: 16

First Round

Result: Harriett Bougher

Harriett Bougher 23
Re-Open Nominations 6

Block 11 Representative


TBD

CIR Representative

Votes cast: 34

Votes needed to win: 18

First Round

Result: Zach Krause

Zach Krause 28
Re-Open Nominations 6

Treasurer

Votes cast: 535

Votes needed to win: 269

First Round

Result: David Winter

David Winter 464
Re-Open Nominations 51

 

Vice Chair

Votes cast: 530

Votes needed to win: 266

First Round

Result: Nick Lavin

Nick Lavin 469
Re-Open Nominations 47

 

Chair

Votes cast: 519

Votes needed to win: 261

First Round

Result: Stephen DiTomasso

Stephen Di Tomasso 458
Re-Open Nominations 50

 

REFERENDA  RESULTS

Votes required to reach a quorum: 478 (10% of the current JET Population)
Votes cast: 497
Votes required for referenda to pass: 333 (66% of the votes cast)

1) Amendment 1: Proposal to formally establish AJET Prefectural Chapters and JET Special Interest Groups as independent groups working with, rather than under, National AJET.

Yes: 399 No: 98

Result: Amendment Passes

2) Amendment 2: Proposal to remove the constitutional requirement for the AJET National Council to hold at least 2 in-person meetings per year.

Yes: 344 No: 153

Result: Amendment Passes

 

AJET’s Election System Explained


Since 2015, National AJET has used the Instant Run-Off Voting/Alternative Vote method for determining the results of its elections. Instant Run-Off Voting serves to elect the most preferred candidate, rather than the candidate that simply has more votes. This ensures that the elections are more representative of the wishes of voters, democratically solves any tied contests and ensures that no candidate can win with less than a majority. An option to re-open nominations is included in the elections as a ‘candidate’ in order to give voters a chance to approve or reject the available candidates, and also to ensure that elections with only one candidate are, to that extent, subject to a vote of confidence.

The system works as follows:-

1) Voters are asked to assign an order of preference to the candidates on offer. For the purposes of the election, the “I vote to re-open nominations” function is classed as a ‘candidate’. Voters may also select ‘I do not want this candidate’ if there are any candidates they would not prefer under any circumstances.

2) The winning candidate must acquire 50% of votes  (rounded to the nearest whole number) + 1 vote in order to win.

3) If no candidate has a majority on first preferences alone, the candidates with the fewest votes is eliminated from the election. Voters who selected the eliminated candidate as their first preference will have their second preferences distributed amongst the remaining candidates, and the overall votes will be recalculated.

4) If no candidate has a majority with first and second preferences combined, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated from the election. Voters who selected the first candidate to be eliminated as their first preference, and the second candidate to be eliminated as their second preference will have their third preferences distributed amongst the remaining candidates. Voters who selected the second candidate to be eliminated as their first preference will have their second preferences distributed amongst the remaining candidates, and the overall votes will be recalculated.

5) This process continues until either a candidate has a majority of votes or there is only one candidate remaining.