Senior David Kuhn Von Burgsdorff, executive vice
President of ASHPU, said that many students were directed to
a blank screen when they attempted to submit their vote online.
ASHPU sent out a second e-mail on Oct. 3, stating that the online
voting program had not worked, and students should vote again
on paper that same day or the following day (Oct. 4) at booths
on both the windward and downtown campuses, from 10 a.m. to 4
All votes submitted online were not counted. Kuhn Von Burgsdorff
said it was “just a glitch; it was the first time we did
it.” ASHPU plans to try the program again in the spring
ASHPU Senior President Erik Hansen said that online voting
was an attempt to “reach out to more people,” namely
students in the HPU military campuses who don’t have
the convenience of voting booths.
In addition to the large number of missing votes, ASHPU held
the second election because the original results were too close
in number. Kuhn Von Burgsdorff said that according to ASHPU’s
constitution, the winning candidate’s vote count must
differ at least by 10 percent from the candidate with the second
number of votes.
Results were in by the evening of Oct. 4. The winners are listed
ASHPU’s bi-annual meeting followed on Oct. 5, when the
newly elected representatives were sworn into their positions,
and committee chairs were appointed.
When asked whether they preferred online or paper voting, freshman
Miguel Malabayabas and Senior Amber Lefler both preferred online
voting, though it was not a big inconvenience for them to vote
Kuhn Von Burgsdorff said there was “great response” with
the second voting, and Treasurer Senior Jenne Rempel said students “have
been really cooperative and willing to vote again.”
And the winners are. . .
Windward Campus Rep
Representatives at Large
Affiliates at Large