So from the diverse choice of three candidates, we're now only left with two. Hooray! And what if the disqualified candidate gets the majority of the votes? Do we get the runner-up? George 'hanging chad' Bush's election seem more understandable every day...
"One complaint has been upheld, while the other has been dismissed"
Once again mister Lehman your ability to write things that are nearly true but not quite astounds me. As your article says the hearing of the complaint has been deffered, not dimissed. It is a very serious issue which may result in diciplinery action being taken against a senior union officer. There is no way that this matter will be "dismissed", unless of course a further review of the management structure of certain bars is undertaken :)
I voted for this Ameet guy- especially because I was appalled by thebehaviour of Mustafa- if you union hacks disqualified him than the election must be re run as many many votes have been "wasted". This is a total abuse of democracy to disqualify a candidate on the elction day and not inform the general student public. I don't give a damn if Beci or anyother of the Union hack layabouts can't be bothered- you MUSt either re run the election or disqualify the disqualification. If it is too much work for you beci you can always resign and let someone willing to do the job (and enjoy the perks too) do it!
One of the benefits of the STV voting system is that it allows you to cast your vote multiple times for different candidates in order of preference. Thus, the system can deal perfectly well with the disqualification of a candidate - it will simply be as if that candidate has been eliminated and anyone who had put that person as their first preference will have their vote added to the pile of their second preference candidate.