For those of you who don’t know, the University’s elections infrastructure was hacked on Tuesday night. It could not be confirmed that vote counts were not tampered with so the University made the decision to invalidate the election.
Aside from the fact that I’m sure we’d like this to be over now, I think this is a great chance for us to pull together one more time. The depth of support that we received across campus yesterday and today was incredible and the work that you have all done to push out the vote has been truly amazing. Let’s think of these last two days as a dress rehearsal. We know how to do this and we can do it again. I think that we can do it better. We proved that you can run a campaign the right way and still make a huge impact on the Western community. People pulled together and stood up for a better Western. Thank you for being the incredible supporters that you are and I know that we can do this again.
The following process will be followed for a re-vote.
1/ Communication between campaign teams may continue until Saturday, February 18th at 12:01am for the purposes of establishing next steps.
2/ Campaign blackout from 12:01am Saturday, February 18th until Sunday, February 26th at 11:59pm
3/ Campaign teams may communicate and plans can be made on Monday, February 27th
4/ Campaigning begins online on Tuesday February 28th at 12:01am
5/ Voting takes place from Wednesday, February 29th at 12:01am to Thursday, March 1st at 8pm
More information can be found here: http://westernusc.ca/blog/2012/02/15/elections-2012-updated-rules-regulations/