Eli Ridder | Report

Voting for the fourth generation of IGNITE executives and Board of Directors start on Monday morning, via in-person booths on campus or by digital ballots, with 23 candidates vying for over a dozen positions.

Link: Elections 2019

Elections this year across the province are largely considered the most critical student elections in recent history due to cuts to student loans but especially over the introduction of optional student fees.

This fall, students at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber, as well as across the province, will be given the choice to opt out of paying a fee to their student unions, campus publications and more.

National student organizations and provincial Opposition politicians have called the policy changes by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party government a threat to student life.

It is unclear whether these factors of online voting or government policies will impact the turnout this year. Most candidates were at a Mix and Mingle event earlier this month that showcased platforms and allowed students to talk to them.


Image of ballot from files.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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