Welcome to the most exciting live blog of the most boring election in the whole history of the world. Yes it’s RMIT Votes 2015! After five days of hell, the hacks are gone and the pamphlets are scattered. And now you get to know who the next RMIT Student Union masters will be! What? You don’t know who they are? You don’t care? PHOOEY. We’ll be reporting the count for each position throughout the night. But mostly we’ll just be sharing funny videos. Like, did you see that Peter Dutton video with the climate change joke and the boom mic?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH this country is doomed. So strap in, strap on and let Brendan Wrigley and Richard Ferguson give you the best night a couple of half-cut twentysomething middle class boys can. 2:49pm It’s expected Jinyi Rong (Connect) and Jack Todaro (Stand Up) will be elevated to Gen Reps as two Gen Reps will stand down to become RUSU President and Communication Officer. President | Ariel Zohar (Connect) Communication Officer | Alan Pagdham (Connect) P.S. Senior sources say Connect are on track to win 6 NUS delegate spots and 1 will go to Stand Up. 2:45pm General Representatives in order of elected Maggie Chen (Connect) | 505 votes Himasha Fonseka (Connect) | 494 votes Alan Pagdham (Connect) | 478 votes Ariel Zohar (Connect) | 464 votes Sadaf Hadi (Connect) | 413 votes The two alternative Gen Reps are Jingyi Rong (Connect) and Jack Todaro (Stand Up). They’d be next in line if any of the Gen Reps stand down. 2:40pm Activities Officer Emma Fogden (Connect) | 2519 votes Thomas Lavery (Stand Up) | 338 votes Nicholas Seers (On Point) | 232 votes Emma Fogden (Connect) is elected Activities Officer. 2:37pm Welfare Officer Marco Portmann (Connect) | 2657 votes Catherine Liew (On Point) | 358 votes Marco Portmann (Connect) is elected Welfare Officer. Saturday 2:31pm After a clean sweep last night of white paper positions we finally have numbers for Gen Reps. But first the other white paper posts… 8:29pm FOURTH RESULT – Queer Officer Madeleine Bullock and Liam Reoch (Connect) – 2753 votes Dylan Pedersen (On Point) – 212 Madeleine Bullock and Liam Reoch (Connect) are elected Queer Officers with 92.8 per cent of the vote. 7:50pm THIRD RESULT – Women’s Officer Ella Caufield (Connect) – 1175 votes Natalie Acreman (Stand Up!) – 170 Nicole Abaid (On Point) – 73 TOTAL – 1418 | INFORMAL – 45 Ella Caulfield (Connect) is elected Women’s Officer with 82.9 per cent of the vote 7:45pm SECOND RESULT – Education Officer Carl Melkonian (Connect) | 2327 votes Luke Hocking (Stand Up!) | 384 votes Nicole Abaid (On Point) | 284 votes TOTAL – 2991 | INFORMAL – 430 Carl Melkonian (Connect) is elected Education Officer with 77.8 per cent of the vote. 7:29pm We’re so bored. We’re going to be here forever. We might just go home, watch some Law and Order. 6:25pm General representatives and NUS delegates unlikely to be announced tonight. Should be getting more updates on white paper positions and women’s officer soon. 6:08pm FIRST RESULT – General Secretary of the RMIT Student Union Dove, Abena (Connect) | 2454 votes Hitchcock, Jackson (Stand Up!) | 468 votes Jenkins, Ben (On Point) | 298 votes FINAL TOTAL – 3138 | INFORMAL – 298 Abena Dove (Connect) is elected General Secretary with 78 per cent of the vote. 5:25pm: Not all posts were up for election. Some positions were uncontested – or parties failed to get candidates on the ballot. And here there are. Your uncontested RUSU gang (Why, yes, they are from Connect): International Officer – PAN, Hao (Connect) Postgraduate Officer – HOAC, Paul (Connect) Vocational Education Officer – BORSATO, Alex (Connect) Brunswick Coordinator – WHITTLE, Charlotte (Connect) Bundoora Coordinator – THEOBALD, Lachlan (Connect) Brunswick Representative – VILLAGARAY, Katherine (Connect) Bundoora East Representative – MATHER, Taylor (Connect) Bundoora West Representative – MUGHAL, Muhammad Waleed Bin Tariq (Connect) Catalyst Editors – BROWN, Nathan, LONG, Claudia & COULTHARD, Katie (Connect) 4:57pm: Counting is underway! We’ve been told 3400 ballots have been cast, up 100 ballots since last year. Hoping the count for General Secretary will be in 15-20 minutes.