Students have been receiving anonymous phone calls asking them whether they heard about the Pulse Parking Optimisation Project and who they intend to vote for on this Thursday’s KSU election. SDM calls on the Electoral Commission to look into the issue with immediate effect.
SDM has been receiving a number of complaints from students who have received such calls. Those who attempted to asked who is conducting the surveys and how the callers managed to get their data were not given a reply. Some students claimed that the “line went dead” immediately after they were asked.
SDM clarified that they have nothing to do with these anonymous surveys and condemns such “inappropriate and deceptive tactics” especially two days before the election. The organisation asked all students who wish to come forward with any information they might have by emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnluke Ellul, Pulse’s said that the organisation has not conducted and will not be conducting any survey addressing KSU elections. John Luke claimed “I myself have received these sorts of phone calls, and saw several online surveys regarding the upcoming elections.”
Furthermore, Ellul said that as an organisation, they believe that everyone should has the right to freedom of expression and adhere to democratic values. He went on by saying that they are willing to work with both the electoral commission and the university administration to ensure that no student data is leaked. Ellul asked SDM to take back any accusations addressing Pulse, and that the organisation believes in modern politics, where everyone decides for themselves.