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Alma Mater Society 2012 Fall Referendum Results

October 25, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Fall referendum. This referendum saw an overall voter turnout of 26.33%, with 4,111 students casting online ballots. The AMS would like to thank all students for voting, and looks forward to theupcoming winter referendum and election campaign.

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Do you agree to the establishment of the Queen’s Space Engineering Team (QSET) fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years?

Yes: 70% (2799) No: 30% (1220)

Do you agree to the establishment of the Queen’s InvisAbilities fee of $0.10 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years?

            Yes: 76% (3071) No: 24% (944)

Do you agree to the establishment of the Queen’s Quidditch Club fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years?

                Yes: 47% (1896) No: 53% (2138)

Do you agree to the establishment of the Global China Connections (GCC) fee of $0.35 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years?

                Yes: 47% (1871) No: 53% (2127)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID) fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1991 and last went to referendum in 2009.

                Yes: 75% (3015) No: 25% (1001)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Backing action on Climate Change (QBACC) fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2009.

                Yes: 71% (2837) No: 29% (1161)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Earth Centre fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2007 and last went to referendum in 2009.

                Yes: 69% (2744) No: 31% (1235)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS) fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2010.

                Yes: 60% (2370) No: 40% (1613)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Students Taking Action Now - Darfur (STAND) fee of $0.90 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2007 and last went to referendum in 2010.

                Yes: 63% (2495) No: 37% (1460)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Living Energy Lab fee of $0.20 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2009.

                Yes: 70% (2762) No: 30% (1187)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Health Outreach (QHO) fee of $3.75 (subject to

individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2006 and last went to referendum in 2009.

                Yes: 75% (2979) No: 25% (998)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Students Interested in Medical Sciences (QSIMS) fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2007 and last went to referendum in 2010.

                Yes: 58% (2291) No: 42% (1675)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Legal Aid fee of $5.00 (AMS Mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1974 and last went to referendum in 2010.

                Yes: 69% (2745) No: 31% (1259)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Union Gallery fee of $3.71 (AMS Mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1994 and last went to referendum in 2010.

                Yes: 50% (1979) No: 50% (2007)

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Please direct all referenda inquiries to Ali Tejpar, AMS Chief Returning Officer, at cro@ams.queensu.ca

Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.