How to Vote?
Before you vote, remember that you are voting for individuals and not teams!
Go to HERE or press the button above.
Log in to the forms with your University account to cast your votes.
Preferential Voting! Rank the candidates based on your preference by drag-and-dropping candidates' names or press the arrows on the rightmost of the box.
You may also vote to Re-Open Nominations (RON) if you think none of the candidates are suited for the position.
Repeat the process for all the other positions. There are 7 positions in total.
Remember to submit the form once you're done casting and confirming your votes!
Congrats! Your votes have been counted.
What is Preferential Voting?
The HWUMSA election will be using the preferential voting system.
In a normal voting system, the candidate with the highest vote wins.
In a preferential voting system, the candidate that is preferred by most voters wins the election. Voters get to rank the candidates based on their preference.
If no candidates receive more than half of the first preference votes, then
The candidate with the least number of first preference votes is eliminated.
Votes casted as second preference to the eliminated candidate are then added to the respective second-preferred candidates.
This process is repeated until one candidate has more than half of the votes and becomes the winner, or when there is only one candidate remaining.
When voting for HWUMSA 2023/24,
You may vote by dragging the candidates to rank them in the order of your preference.
Remember to vote for all positions! There are 7 positions in total.
What is Re-Open Nominations (RON)?
For each position, students are able to vote for the candidates nominated for that position or the option to reopen nominations.
Voting for 'Re-Open Nominations' means that
You are unhappy with, or do not believe that there is a suitable candidate for the position, and you would like the nomination period to be reopened so that more candidates can be sourced for the elections.
If the majority of the students voted for 'Re-Open Nominations'
No candidates will be elected to that position. Nominations will re-open for that position, with the election held at a later date.
Q: What is 'Preferential Vote'?
A: This means that rather than just picking a single winner, you rank each candidate in your order of preference. In the case where your preferred candidate is eliminated, your vote will be added to your NEXT preference.
Q: What is 'Re-Open Nominations'?
A: Voting for 'Re-Open Nominations' means that you are unhappy with, or do not believe that there is a suitable candidate for the position, and you would like the nomination period to be reopened so that more candidates can be sourced for the Elections.
Q: Who are eligible to vote?
A: As long as you are studying at HWUM for the semester where the elections take place, you are eligible to vote!
Q: I am a postgraduate student who continued my studies after graduating from an undergraduate in HWUM. Which HW Email should I use?
A: You are required to use your postgraduate HW Email.
Q: Are PhD students eligible to vote?
Q: I am from the UK/Dubai campus and will only be at HWUM for only this semester, can I vote?
A: Yes, you can. As long as you are at HWUM for a full semester which coincides with the election period, you are eligible to vote.
Q: I am Malaysian campus student but will be at the UK/Dubai campus temporarily for a programme (e.g. exchange programme, etc), can I vote?
A: Yes, you can as you are still at HWUM for a full semester in the record.
Q: I am from the UK/Dubai campus and will only be at HWUM temporarily for a programme (e.g. exchange programme, etc), can I vote?
A: Sorry, you are not qualified to vote as you will not be at HWUM for a full semester.
Q: What if I accidentally misplaced the order of candidates? What should I do? How do I re-order my candidate choice based on my preference?
I accidentally clicked...
And my preferred choice would be...
A: Simply drag the "Squirrel" box to above the "Mouse" box or press the Up arrow on the rightmost of the "Squirrel" box to rearrange the order to your desired one.
Q: Can I view current voting statistics?
A: Voting statistics can be viewed at www.hwumsa.com/election-results - anyone can view this page to see how the voting is going.
Q. What should I do if I face login issues?
A: You would need to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what is the problem so we can fix it.