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More student elections: StFX, UBC, and Ryerson

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Two more elections to note.

Voter turnout at UBC was only 1214.4 per cent.

The winner of the presidential race, Blake Frederick, was disqualified by the Elections Committee for “slate-like” behaviour. The Alma Mater Society at UBC banned slates a few years ago, a good background article on the ban was published in The Ubyssey this week. (I’m planning to write on the slate-ban this weekend)

Turnout at Ryerson was up, but still very low by national standards at 14 per cent. (Thanks to Cassandra Jowett for noting this in a comment on my blog)

Voter turnout at St. Francis Xavier remains the envy of every campus in Canada with an amazing 60.24 per cent.