Current YUSU Academic Officer, Dan Whitmore, is predicted to win the first round of presidential voting with 27% of the vote according to Vision‘s exit poll. He looks set to be joined by Cassandra Brown as York Sport President, George Offer as Academic Officer, Chris Wall as Activities Officer and Jemima Busby as Welfare & Community Officer.
However, Whitmore faces stiff competition from Sam Maguire and Josie Field who both have a clear lead over the 4th place presidential contender Tom Armston-Clarke. Cassandra Brown looks set to claim the Sport Presidency in the first round with 52% of the vote, while Academic and Activities are strongly led by George Offer and Chris Wall. Jemima Busby has a narrow lead on close rival Grace Winpenny for Welfare & Community and according to the poll will be unlikely to win on the first round of voting alone.
The poll took a random sample of 100 students and asked for their first choice candidates for the 5 Full-Time Officer positions. Vision‘s 2013 poll correctly predicted the election of Kallum Taylor, Cassandra Brown, George Offer and Daniel Whitmore but failed to predict Anna McGivern’s election as YUSU Activities Officer.
Vision will be live-blogging results night tonight from 8PM.