Online voting system now simplified
Postgraduates make up 70% of voting body

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It is almost half way through the voting period, and over 500 people have voted for University of Liverpool Student Officers.

This means that only 2.1% of all potential voters have submitted their choices. This is a sharp drop in contrast to last year, in which over 1,000 UoL had voted within the first twelve hours.

Technical problems have caused some people to struggle to vote, due to confusion over the Liverpool Guild of Students website voting system. Around 7500 students are already registered, so only 7% among these have finished the voting process. The system has now been simplified, and there are details below.

Candidates are continuing to seek out votes in and around campus, including student halls, and are doing lecture shout outs. Today is at their advantage as they are armed with packed lunches and the sunny weather.

Postgraduate students have been the keenest voters, making up 70% of the voting body, while undergraduates only make up 15.6% so far. Turnouts are greatest among humanities and social science students.

John Moores University Student Union announced that they reached over 950 votes at 10am, and the Liverpool Hope SU 715.

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Many potential voters have come across problems registering to become an eligible voter, often in relation to which email account to use, or activation emails becoming buried in peoples inboxes.

The system has now been simplified. You can now go to the LGoS website, sign in with your usual username and password, and vote for your favourite candidates in ranking order.

There are still polling stations based at the Sydney Jones Library, the Harold Cohen and the Central Teaching Hub with staff who can help you if you have further trouble.

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