TRUSU election sees increased voter turnout

The results of the 2024/25 TRU Students’ Union Board of Directors elections are in, and this year’s voter turnout is possibly the highest in years.

This year’s election turnout was 28 per cent, significantly higher than any election held during the five years preceding the pandemic. According to available historical data, the average turnout in the TRUSU elections from 2015 to 2019 was just 16 per cent, a figure representing five years of fluctuating statistics.

For example, the 2016, 2018 and 2019 elections saw voter turnouts averaging approximately 20 per cent, compared to just 9 per cent in 2015 and 2017.

In the battle for seats between the two major slates, the Association for Student Advocacy and Progress (ASAP) and the Progressive Student Advocates (PSA), the former group won with a clean sweep, securing all 20 available board of directors seats.

Those individuals elected to the TRU Students’ Union Board of Directors will hold office for a one-year term beginning on May 1 and ending on April 30.

For complete results of this year’s election, click here.