Replies to Media ● Mar 18, 2017
FAS’ Reply To Media Query Regarding FAS Elections Voting Process
‚ÄúArticle 28.15 of the FAS Constitution and Article 20.3 of the Electoral Code have to be read together. As the Electoral Code makes provision for each voter to vote for one (1) candidate only, it follows that each voting member can only vote for one candidate out of the list of candidates standing for election as a Council Member.
“In the 1st round of voting, if a candidate obtains 50% or more of the total votes cast he/she is elected. Given that voters can only vote for one candidate, at the most only two candidates can achieve at least 50% of the votes cast in the 1st round of voting. Thereafter there will have to be a 2nd round of voting. From this stage onwards whoever gets the most votes gets elected. From the 2nd round of voting, the person with the least amount of votes will be eliminated.
“If there are only 6 candidates, they will be elected subject to them passing the integrity checks.”
– FAS spokesman