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Alayna Pinto
Communications Specialist
Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:00

2021 Elections results are in, with a voter turnout of 5.07%!

We'd like to thank all the candidates for your time, energy, passion and dedication to students. No matter the results, your efforts did not go unnoticed and we hope you all find opportunities to continue to improve student life here at Waterloo. Your voices are important. Read on for the ones who will represent you, Warriors!

This year’s election turnout is 5.07%. The number of eligible voters is 34084 and the number of voters who participated is 1729. 

All results are unofficial until ratified. 

WUSA Executive

President

Eligible voters: 34084

benjamin eastonBenjamin Easton: 935 votes cast

  • Yes: 729 (77.968%)
  • No: 117 (12.513%)
  • Abstentions: 89 (9.519%)

Vice President Operations & Finance

Eligible voters: 34084

Matthew Schwarze: 835 votes cast

  • Yes: 682 (81.677%)
  • No: 114 (13.653%)
  • Abstentions: 39 (4.671%)

Vice President Education 

Eligible voters: 34084

stephanie ye-moweStephanie Ye-Mowe: 845 votes cast

  • Yes: 688 (81.420%)
  • No: 109 (12.899%)
  • Abstentions: 48 (5.680%)

Vice President Student Life

Eligible voters: 34084

catherine dongCatherine Dong​​: 898 votes cast

  • Yes: 736 (81.960%)
  • No: 123 (13.697%)
  • Abstentions: 39 (4.343%)

Students' Council

Mathematics

Number of Seats

8

Quota

68

Number of ballots cast

606

Number of eligible voters

8699

Declines

30

Number of Voters

636

Elected Candidates

  1. Lan, Jay
  2. Macri, Vincent
  3. Sharma, Kanan
  4. Zhang, Yuhan 
  5. Chen, Caroline 
  6. Kohli, Dyuti 

Eliminated Candidates

  1. Shen, Kelly was eliminated in the second round of STV.
  2. Lamba, Abhiraj was eliminated in the third round of STV.
  3. Hu, Jia was eliminated in the fifth round of STV.
  4. Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads ) was eliminated in the sixth round of STV.
  5. Zeng, Wyett was eliminated in the eighth round of STV.

Number of available seats: 2

Voter Preferences

Candidate

First Choice

Second Choice

Third Choice

Fourth Choice

Fifth Choice

Sixth Choice

Seventh Choice

Eighth Choice

Ninth Choice

Tenth Choice

Eleventh Choice

Lamba, Abhiraj

14

25

36

20

11

12

8

5

11

9

8

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

41

25

8

13

16

11

14

9

6

3

4

Sharma, Kanan

102

43

25

13

14

6

5

5

8

7

8

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

32

37

22

9

14

7

16

12

4

4

5

Macri, Vincent

106

57

14

14

7

8

9

8

6

7

5

Lan, Jay

134

40

44

26

11

8

8

6

7

8

9

Hu, Jia

28

23

18

8

8

10

4

6

7

18

10

Shen, Kelly

7

11

7

15

6

7

11

7

11

8

13

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

72

32

24

17

20

8

7

13

14

6

4

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

47

47

41

20

19

14

9

7

5

0

3

Zeng, Wyett

23

30

20

27

12

22

7

14

8

8

7

Rounds

Round 1

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

14.0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

41.0

Sharma, Kanan

102.0

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

32.0

Macri, Vincent

106.0

Lan, Jay

134.0

Hu, Jia

28.0

Shen, Kelly

7.0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

72.0

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

47.0

Zeng, Wyett

23.0

The following candidates have exceeded the quota and are elected. Votes in excess of the quota are redistributed.

  1. Lan, Jay
  2. Macri, Vincent
  3. Sharma, Kanan
  4. Zhang, Yuhan (:))

Round 2

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

33.12136

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

48.10975

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

38.42983

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

33.43511

Shen, Kelly

9.25763

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

62.28342

Zeng, Wyett

35.39975

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Shen, Kelly is eliminated.

Round 3

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

33.12136

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

48.10975

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

39.97268

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

35.92765

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

67.4501

Zeng, Wyett

35.39975

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Lamba, Abhiraj is eliminated.

Round 4

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

51.60228

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

44.02298

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

35.92765

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

73.83373

Zeng, Wyett

40.6513

The following candidates have exceeded the quota and are elected. Votes in excess of the quota are redistributed.

  1. Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

Round 5

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

52.06458

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

44.39807

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

36.80496

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

68.00006

Zeng, Wyett

41.85597

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Hu, Jia is eliminated.

Round 6

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

57.41954

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

45.45363

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

0

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

68.00006

Zeng, Wyett

48.22979

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads ) is eliminated.

Round 7

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

69.87594

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

0

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

0

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

68.00006

Zeng, Wyett

55.0161

The following candidates have exceeded the quota and are elected. Votes in excess of the quota are redistributed.

  1. Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

Round 8

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

67.99981

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

0

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

0

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

68.00006

Zeng, Wyett

55.70929

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Zeng, Wyett is eliminated.

Round 9

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Lamba, Abhiraj

0

Kohli, Dyuti (Pink πrates)

67.99981

Sharma, Kanan

68.00034

Gupta, Arnav (Math Squads )

0

Macri, Vincent

68.00006

Lan, Jay

67.99964

Hu, Jia

0

Shen, Kelly

0

Zhang, Yuhan (:))

67.99968

Chen, Caroline (all-100%)

68.00006

Zeng, Wyett

0

Final votes tallies are above.

Applied Health Sciences

Eligible voters: 2576

Marie Jolicoeur-Becotte: 71 votes cast

  • Yes: 66 (92.958%)
  • No: 3 (4.225%)
  • Abstentions: 2 (2.817%)

Number of available seats: 1

Cambridge

Eligible voters: 372

Jason Chen: 5 votes cast

  • Yes: 5 (100%)
  • No: 0 (0%)
  • Abstentions: 0 (0%)

Number of available seats: 0

Engineering

Eligible voters: 8448

Frances Hallen: 218 votes cast

  • Yes: 174 (79.817%)
  • No: 34 (15.596%)
  • Abstentions: 10 (4.587%)

Andy Ren: 204 votes cast

  • Yes: 145 (71.078%)
  • No: 49 (24.020%)
  • Abstentions: 10 (4.902%)

Angela Souza: ​​​​225 votes cast

  • Yes: 168 (74.667%)
  • No: 47 (20.889%)
  • Abstentions: 10 (4.444%)

Edward Yang: ​​​​216 votes cast

  • Yes: 178 (82.407%)
  • No: 26 (12.037%)
  • Abstentions: 12 (5.556%)

Number of available seats: 5

Environment

Eligible voters: 2255

Connor Rettinger: ​​​​126 votes cast

  • Yes: 110 (87.302%)
  • No: 14 (11.111%)
  • Abstentions: 2 (1.587%)

Jaskaran Dhillon: ​​​​97 votes cast

  • Yes: 82 (84.536%)
  • No: 12 (12.371%)
  • Abstentions: 3 (3.093%)

Number of available seats: 0

Science

Eligible voters: 5803

Manaswi Sharma: ​​​​130 votes cast

  • Yes: 108 (83.077%)
  • No: 14 (10.769%)
  • Abstentions: 8 (6.154%)

Number of available seats: 4

Arts

Eligible voters: 6499

Sahil Devani​​​​​: ​​​​144 votes cast

  • Yes: 108 (75.000%​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)
  • No: 24 (16.667%)
  • Abstentions: 12 (8.333%)

Rosanne Varghese​​​​​​​​​​: ​​​​144 votes cast

  • Yes: 111 (77.083%​​​​​​​)
  • No: 24 (16.667%)
  • Abstentions: 9 (6.250%)

Neaa Rodrigues: ​​​​146 votes cast

  • Yes: 118 (80.822%​​​​​​​)
  • No: 20 (13.699%)
  • Abstentions: 8 (5.479%)

Nuwair Akram: ​​​​130 votes cast

  • Yes: 86 (66.154%)
  • No: 34 (26.154%)
  • Abstentions: 10 (7.692%)

Rebecca Dragusin: ​​​​139 votes cast

  • Yes: 110 (79.137%)
  • No: 20 (14.388%)
  • Abstentions: 9 (6.475%)

Sonia Ismail: ​​​​172 votes cast

  • Yes: 144 (83.721%​​​​​​​)
  • No: 20 (11.628%)
  • Abstentions: 8 (4.651%)

Number of available seats: 0

Waterloo Senate

Mathematics

Number of Seats

1

Quota

209

Number of ballots cast

417

Number of eligible voters

8699

Declines

21

Number of Voters

438

Elected Candidates

  1. Dong, Catherine 

Eliminated Candidates

  1. Hu, Jia was eliminated in the first round of STV.
  2. Mulani, Rahul (Rahul) was eliminated in the second round of STV.
  3. Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS) was eliminated in the third round of STV.
  4. Zhu, Karl was eliminated in the fourth round of STV.
  5. Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma) was eliminated in the fifth round of STV.

Voter Preferences

Candidate

First Choice

Second Choice

Third Choice

Fourth Choice

Fifth Choice

Sixth Choice

Dong, Catherine 

133

75

25

11

10

5

Zhu, Karl

59

40

45

9

19

21

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

44

21

19

25

12

17

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

50

28

25

22

17

8

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

96

70

24

15

8

16

Hu, Jia

35

20

23

17

26

16

Rounds

Round 1

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

133.0

Zhu, Karl

59.0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

44.0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

50.0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

96.0

Hu, Jia

35.0

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Hu, Jia is eliminated.

Round 2

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

139.0

Zhu, Karl

64.0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

45.0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

50.0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

96.0

Hu, Jia

0

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul) is eliminated.

Round 3

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

142.0

Zhu, Karl

69.0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

62.0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

103.0

Hu, Jia

0

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS) is eliminated.

Round 4

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine 

154.0

Zhu, Karl

75.0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

116.0

Hu, Jia

0

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Zhu, Karl is eliminated.

Round 5

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

178.0

Zhu, Karl

0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

130.0

Hu, Jia

0

No candidates have met the quota. The candidate with the lowest amount of votes is eliminated and votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates.

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma) is eliminated.

Round 6

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

259.0

Zhu, Karl

0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

0

Hu, Jia

0

The following candidates have exceeded the quota and are elected. Votes in excess of the quota are redistributed.

  1. Dong, Catherine

Round 7

Voter Preferences

Candidate Name

Number of Votes

Dong, Catherine

259.0

Zhu, Karl

0

Mulani, Rahul (Rahul)

0

Gupta, Gaurav (The/DenOMINATORS)

0

Sharma, Kanan (Kanan Sharma)

0

Hu, Jia

0

Final votes tallies are above.

Applied Health Sciences

(Term: 2021-2023)

Eligible voters: 2576

Noweir Oudy​​​​​​​​​​​66 votes cast

  • Yes: 55 (83.333%​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)
  • No: 9 (13.636%)
  • Abstentions: 2 (3.030%)

At-Large

(Term: 2021-2023)

Eligible voters: 34047

Matthew Schwarze​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​817 votes cast

  • Yes: 641 (78.458%​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)
  • No: 124 (15.177%)
  • Abstentions: 52 (6.365%)