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2020 pension election results

Survey results favour continued electronic voting

June 3, 2020 — 

This year’s election for the U of M Pension Plan Committee (1993) had 4 candidates. The voter turnout was 1,360 voters or 28.8 per cent of the electorate. This was lower compared to the 2017 election where there were 12 candidates with 1684 voters or 36 per cent of the electorate.

In a May 5 email to all faculty and staff 1993 plan members, U of M announced the successful new committee member Yik Au, associate professor, Asper School of Business and returning member Will Christie, information technology specialist, information services and technology.

“We are very pleased with the participation rate for this pension election,” says Darlene Smith, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources). “Getting input from faculty and staff on U of M’s pension committee is highly valued and welcomed.”

 

Photo of Will Christie

Will Christie

Photo of Yik Au

Yik Au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly after the election, a survey went out to all those who voted.

Survey Results:

Statement I: I would describe voting electronically in the 2020 Pension Committee elections as easy to do, taking me a minimal amount of time.

  • 96.7 per cent agree or strongly agree


Statement II:
Based on the information communicated to me during the 2020 Pension Committee elections, I am confident that Human Resources, University of Manitoba accomplished all necessary security measures consistent with the University of Manitoba protocols to safeguard my electronic identity.

  • 85 per cent agree or strongly agree


Statement III:
I received adequate information about the Pension Committee elections through the U of M Today and personal emails sent to me on behalf of Human Resources, University of Manitoba to be well informed prior to voting.

  • 2 per cent agree or strongly agree


Statement IV: I received timely notice about the Pension Committee elections through the U of M Today and personal emails sent to me on behalf of Human Resources, University of Manitoba prior to voting.

  • 90.9 per cent agree or strongly agree

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