Special Voting Exceptions
Any voter, considering themselves to be qualified to vote in the elections may provide evidence to the Registrar who will make a decision to allow or disallow the casting of a ballot by that individual.
- In a category with a single seat available in the election, the candidate with the highest number of votes in the category shall be declared elected.
Two or more seats
- In a category with two or more seats available in the election, the candidate with the highest number of votes will be declared elected for the first seat. The candidate with the second highest number of votes will be declared elected for the second seat, and so on until all the seats have been filled.
At large seat
- Applicable for BCGEU Vocational Instructors [PDF – Appendix Three]
- BCGEU Vocational Instructors are granted three (3) votes; one vote for a candidate from each of the three (3) representative Schools. After the three School constituency seats are declared, the fourth at large constituency seat will be filled by the individual with the next highest vote count amongst the remaining candidates.
When a winner cannot be declared because of two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes, a run-off election will be held. The Registrar will ascertain whether each of the tied candidates wishes to participate in a run-off election. If only one candidate is willing to run again, that candidate will be declared elected. The run-off election, between these candidates only, shall be conducted using similar conditions and terms as in the original election. If the 2nd election also results in a tie, the winner will be determined through a coin toss. The candidates will be notified of the results of the election via e-mail.
If a candidate is declared elected but declines to accept the seat before the term of office begins, the candidate with the next highest number of votes shall be declared elected.
The results of the elections shall be announced to the BCIT community by the Office of the Registrar.
Role of the Registrar
The Registrar is responsible for conducting the elections held under the provisions of the Act. The Registrar will make any decisions or procedural amendments necessary to conduct these elections.
The terms and conditions of the election, as set out by the Registrar in this Report, are not subject to appeal. However, the implementation of the election process may be subject to appeal.
For purposes of these elections, an Elections Appeal Committee will adjudicate any appeals. The Committee will be composed of one uninvolved representative from each of the following groups:
- BC Government Employees' Union representing employees of Local 59 (Support Staff Unit)
- BC Government Employees' Union representing employees of Local 703 (Instructional Unit)
- BCIT Faculty and Staff Association
- BCIT Student Association
None of these representatives will be candidates or nominators of candidates.
The Registrar will be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Elections Appeal Committee.
For any questions regarding this election, please contact the Registrar.