Jill Matus: Request that UTSU implement online voting
  • Petitioned Shaun Shepherd

This petition was delivered to:

President, UTSU
Shaun Shepherd
Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Jim Delaney
Vice-Provost, Students
Jill Matus
VP University Affairs, UTSU
Munib Sajjad
VP Equity, UTSU
Noor Baig

Jill Matus: Request that UTSU implement online voting

    1. Online Voting Now
    2. Petition by

      Online Voting Now

      Toronto, Canada

We all know that the UofT Student Union is broken. With voter turnout consistently under 10%, the overwhelming majority of students feel locked out of their Union. We want our Union to fix problems, not elections. We need Online Voting Now.

Here are some reasons to support online voting:

1. It's accessible. Online voting is used across campus. In fact, 5 college and student faculty heads have been elected through online voting. In each instance, online voting increased turnout drastically. We think it's good to get more people involved in the process.

2. It's easy. The University of Toronto has an established, secure and tested online voting system. UofT's Student Life department has made this platform available to any recognized organization on campus. Student Life estimates that setting up online voting would take a maximum 45 minutes to complete.

3. It's fair. We've all heard about UTSU's dirty tricks. An online voting platform scares the UofT Student Union, because it takes away their ability to control elections. Online voting would create a fair and equal playing field ending the current 100% incumbent re-election rate.

Shaun Shepherd, President, UTSU
Jim Delaney, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students
Munib Sajjad, VP University Affairs, UTSU
Noor Baig, VP Equity, UTSU
Please request that the UTSU implement online voting for all elected positions.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Jill Matus responds:

      Jill Matus

      Dear petition organizers:

      Although we are happy to receive student concerns about various issues, we are respectfully asking that the petition be modified so that responses are not sent to jill.matus@utoronto.ca directly. Instead, we a...

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Juanita Ortiz MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe that voting should be more accessible to students.

    • Jaquelyn Monis Rodriguez NORTH YORK, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I care!

    • Kristian Correia TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because voting should be made as accessible, quick and convenient as possible

    • Marcus Heinmaa TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I spent four years having my money misappropriated by UTSU, and I want to ensure that future generations of students do not have to how through what I did.

    • Shahryar Pasandideh RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      UoT Student


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