Student Election Daily Briefing, 08/03/16

It’s the second day of election week. 1,183 votes have been cast so far, mostly by History and Law students if I’ve read the graphs correctly. Voting is largely the same deal as yesterday: there’s a ballot station open at the Guild from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a roaming station moving between the libraries, the Sherrington building, the Rendall and Rathbone buildings, and the Central Teaching Laboratory. There’s also a Guild Rickshaw going about, but I don’t know what that is*. The main takeaway was that there’s a Speakers Corner session in the Guild tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. They gave me a bunch of “How To Vote” pamphlets on the way out. I don’t want to obstruct democracy by keeping them to myself, so they’re in the Rendall Building if you want one.

How To Vote Pamphlet

The meeting ended with a reminder of the Golden Rule – to paraphrase, candidates should conduct themselves in a fair and reasonable way, and ensure a positive campaigning experience. Do they do this at every briefing, or is this like a coded warning?  Are there Nixon-style dirty tricks going on? It would be irresponsible for me to make baseless suggestions, but employing the low tactics of the gutter press would be the perfect revenge for having to get up at half seven in the morning.

*EDIT: I found out what the Guild Rickshaw was.

Guild Rickshaw

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