An exit poll released by YUSU forecasts a huge majority victory for pirate candidate Tom Scott in the race for the YUSU President.
“I’m startled,” said Scott, “but I wait to be seeing how the final vote turns out tonight.”
With the final result to be announced this evening, the poll indicates 52% of the electorate will have backed Scott, while only 28% will have voted for Laura Payne. Nadeem Kunwar trails in third position with 18%.
While the final results are unknown, Sam Bayley, Pro-Returning Officer has revealed that the elections received a record-breaking turnout of 27%, the highest ever for a YUSU election by a sizeable margin, and more than double that of last year.
The poll, released to Nouse, URY and YSTV, sampled 100 random votes cast on the opening day of voting, Monday 3rd March.
Final results will be announced at 7.30 in Derwent. Full coverage of results for all positions can be found at www.nouse.co.uk and live on URY 1350AM and online at ury.york.ac.uk.