January 29th, 2020  

Kingston, ON – The AMS Elections team would like to thank all of those who participated and voted in the 2019 Winter Election season. As of 8:00pm January 29th, 2020, the polls for the AMS Executive Election and the Rector election have concluded. The results are as follows: 

The AMS Elections Team would like to congratulate Team AJA for being elected as the 2020-2021 AMS Executive. The results were a vote of 82.3% (2724) “Yes” and a 28.3% turnout. We wish them the best in their upcoming term. 

The AMS Elections team would like to congratulate Sam Heimstra for being elected to the position of Rector for the 2020-2023 school year. The results were a vote of 93% (3893) “YES” from the AMS and SGPS voters combined. We wish him the best in his upcoming term. 

 The AMS Secretary of Internal Affairs, Lucas Borchenko, has made the following statement: “The Elections Team and I would like to congratulate Sam and Team AJA. They worked hard on their campaigns even though their respective elections were uncontested. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future and am confident that they will be successful in their endeavors as their terms begin.” 

The AMS Executive has also made the following statement: “We congratulate Sam Heimstra and Team AJA on their successful election results tonight. We are excited to begin the transition process with this enthusiastic team.” 

Results for the 2020 Winter Referendum can be found on the AMS Website at myams.org. 

Thank you once again to all that participate and voted! On behalf of the Elections Team I wish everyone a great rest of their semester. 

All questions can be addressed to Grace Baxter, Chief Electoral Officer, at ceo@ams.queensu.ca 

Please direct all media inquiries to Ananya Chakraborty, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850 

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org 

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 18,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 800 paid staff. 

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