It is widely expected that voting turnout will be significantly lower than last year.
If it is not, I will be hugely surprised.
These elections have lacked the razzmatazz of years gone by. They have also lacked the stand out campaigns akin to the likes of Paterson, Bridger and Zindovic.
But when the post-mortem inevitably comes, the key question that must be asked is not regarding turnout but more about the quality of information available.
Are voters this year more informed than they have been before. If so, why?
When that final turnout figure comes, I will inevitably ask what it will have been without the free marketing afforded the Union by a second campus publication extensively covering the campaign.
Will the Union have to put aside more money in future years to make up for the £100 cap. And by more money, I’m talking a five-figure sum. Not the drop in the ocean that £1000 or £2000 will always be.
Ali Cole made some bold changes. They were good changes.
But ultimately, we should all realise one thing. However good the reforms, however good the attempts to get more candidates and however good the marketing, you can’t market a bad product.
For many, a bad product is exactly what an executive job is. Hence only 17 people ran.