So you're probably wondering why mathNEWS is out two weeks in a row. This week is a special election issue as MathSoc has an election coming up on July 17th and 18th for the Vice-President Academic for Fall 2011. The candidates are Sean Hunt, Elizabeth McFaul, and Bryanne Pashley.
The duties of the VPA are as follows:
The elections will be open next Monday and Tuesday, the 17th and 18th of July. You can vote at http://www.mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca/vote. You will be asked to give your WatIAM credentials. We use a ranked voting system, so you may vote for as many candidates as you want, in the order you want. It follows the Single Transferrable Vote system. If your first choice got the least number of votes, they will be eliminated, and then anyone who voted for that choice will be transferred to their second choice, theoretically preventing strategic voting.
Please get informed, talk to the candidates, and then go vote on Monday or Tuesday!