Ali Cole, Vice President of Democracy and Communications has spoken about the election campaign experience and is to recommend newly elected Hannah Chrisp maintains the major changes he introduced this year.
Writing in his blog, Cole states that he would recommend the budget cap of £100 is implemented again in next year’s elections. However he does state that a review of how this budget is managed is needed. He also recommends that the shortened campaigning period of ten days is maintained.
Cole also says that it would be beneficial to keep media week, but states that some changes to this will be needed in order for it not to become too time-consuming. Speaking about the media side of election, he also states that he believes this year’s hustings were the most viewed online compared with previous years; another success about this year’s elections campaign.
The return of live hustings for next year was also backed by Cole, with the reservation that this relies heavily on volunteers in order to make it a success as there is a lot of work to be done in such a short time period.
The Epinal understands that another change he would make to future elections would be the removal of ballot stations, replacing these with volunteers on iPads going around campus encouraging people to vote that way instead.