The elections run by the CUSU/GU Elections Committee rely on the provision of lists of current students by central University administration, which then form the electoral rolls.
Today a problem was identified with the electoral roll for the CUSU PTE and NUS Delegate Michaelmas elections: an error in the loading of the voter roll led to the platform reverting back to a previous voter list, resulting in the omission of first year students from the roll.
On attempting to rectify the situation, we found that the updated student list provided to us by the University is in fact inaccurate and omits a large number of current students, and we have therefore decided to pause voting until the University can provide us with an accurate list which will allow all current students to vote.
Once we have this list we will open a new ballot, excluding all those who have already cast their votes, and combine the votes of both ballots. All ballots cast so far in the election have been recorded correctly and securely.
We regret the inconvenience caused by this issue and hope to be able to reopen voting tomorrow; we expect that the voting period will be extended accordingly with the length of time necessary to obtain an accurate list of current students from the University.
Elections Committee 2018/19