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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots32
Valid votes32
Invalid votes0


Round Yik (Ricky) Wong Pok Man Raquel Silva RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 13.00 13.00 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 16.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 16.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 14.00 16.00 2.00 1.00 15.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Raquel Silva and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 15.00. Candidate Pok Man has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Pok Man.

Number of vacancies: 1


Yik (Ricky) Wong
Hi, my name is Ricky Wong. Japan Society has provided me great amount of fun and enjoyable moments through this challenging year with their language lessons and Saturday socials, so I love to give back to this society that made my year unforgettable as the Welfare Officer/Secretary.

Certainly, I will be there to look after every member’s welfare and make sure new members feel welcomed, so that everyone can have the greatest time in the society, just like I did during this year.

In addition, I hope to bring this society closer by improving our current social media platforms. This will provide better communication from the society, and most importantly better connections between members and to other communities, particularly during these times where online social interaction is the new normal.

I am committed to continue improving this society and making the community more inclusive. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to contribute back to this society!

Vote for Ricky as your next Welfare Officer/Secretary!
Raquel Silva
Hi! My name is Raquel, and I’m excited to be running for the position of Secretary and Welfare Officer of the Japan Society!
Starting university in the middle of a pandemic has been quite the challenge, especially having studied remotely for the whole year. However, societies and events have helped me a lot in meeting other students with the same interests as me as well as making me feel a lot more connected with the UCL community. As a candidate for this position, I want to ensure the Japan Society is able to help you have the best university experience possible!
I have been studying Japanese for the past 6 months and I've been in love with the language and the country for years, so I want you to have an amazing community to celebrate this beautiful culture with! My aim is to be the point of contact between you and the committee to ensure you are enjoying the society and events and feeling part of this community.
I have previously taken on the roles of Marketing Executive at another society and Class Representative, which have provided me with essential communication and management skills. I want to combine them with my deep passion for organisation to help the society’s administration ensure you enjoy your time as a member of the Japan Society.
I can’t wait to get to know you throughout the next few years!

Thank you for reading my Manifesto :)
Pok Man
Konichiwa! This is Hinson and I am running for Secretary and Welfare Officer.

“Hey Hinson, why are you running for the position?”
“Well, there is one simple reason. I enjoy being part of this family, and now I am eager to give back and contribute to the society with my enthusiasm.”

It has been a difficult year – the pandemic has put us into social isolation which we are not able to meet through events and socials. Yet, being part of the Japan Society makes me (and I believe many of you as well) feel connected. This is a place where all of us are attached to Japanese culture, a place where we can meet fantastic people and have fun during this difficult time.

If I have the opportunity to serve our members next year, I am committed to work with the committee to make your experience in the society a memorable one. From generating new ideas to internal management, I am confident that I can excel in this position with my past leadership experience. I am an approachable and empathetic person, and I care about the well-being of our members. I will endeavor to understand your thoughts and make improvements while maintaining the good tradition. Whether you are Japanese studying far away from home, or someone fascinated by “everything Japanese”, I hope to make our society a home away from home - a diverse and inclusive place for all to learn, socialise and enjoy.

In case you forget my name, I am Hinson, and I am running for Secretary and Welfare Officer. Arigatou!