There are three questions being asked in referenda.
Each of the questions will have a significant impact on the Students' Association. This is why they are being put to you al to decide.
That means that every member will be able to answer the referenda questions with a 'Yes' or a 'No':
How does the Voting Work?
All votes at the University of Strathclyde Students' Association are run online via the PEGASUS Portal.
1. Log onto PEGASUS at http://pegasus.strath.ac.uk
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to make your choice using a preference (see below)
3. Polls close at 3pm on the 19th of March and the results will be posted on this site
How voting on PEGASUS works
The ballot paper hosted on PEGASUS provides us with a secure voting mechanism whereby we can be sure only eligible voters can vote and also make sure that their votes are kept anonymous.
Once you have finished voting, just click the 'Submit' button. The polls will stay open until 3pm on Tuesday the 19th March and, unlike a paper ballot, you can go back to your vote and change it as many times as you like, right up until that deadline. Your final selection at 4pm when polls close is the only selection that will be counted.
Polls will be open from 9am on Monday the 18th of March and close at 3pm on Tuesday the 19th of March. Please note, however that PEGASUS conducts an automatic back-up at around midnight, so will be unavailable for 10-20 minutes whilst this is running. It will come back up once this is complete.
What happens next?
As part of the Association Constitution, in order for a Referendum to be considered valid, we need to have a minimum of 5% of the overall ordinary membership to participate. If this number is reached, then the result is decided by a simple majority like so:
If 2400 students voted, then whichever answer got 1201 or more would 'win'.
Once the ballot has closed at 3pm on Tuesday the 19th of March, the votes will be taken by the Policy & Democracy Officer and counted using our vote counting software and the result will be instantaneous. The results will then be published on the Association website.
If the result of the Referendum is that a majority have voted 'Yes' to aquestion, then the Students' Association will change accordingly.
If the result of the Referendum is that a majority have voted 'No' to aquestion, then the there will be no change in the area.
Still got questions?!
If you still have a question about the referendum or how it is conducted, please get in touch with David Devlin, Democracy & Engagement Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org