The results of the referendum have now been announced by the Returning Officer. The referendum passed with “Yes” exceeding the quota on first preferences alone.
A referendum was held, coinciding with the Board By-Elections, on amendments to the GU Constitution. The text of the question asked was:
Should the Graduate Union adopt the proposed constitutional changes?
379 votes were cast in the election and referendum, 374 online and 5 in person. Of these, 258 valid votes on the referendum question were cast:
The result of a referendum is in general decided by a simple majority of votes cast. For amendments to the constitution to pass, the following additional criteria must be met:
- Not fewer than two hundred valid votes are cast.
- The number of valid votes cast in favour of the amendment is greater than or equal to double the number cast against.