Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 5 June 21, 1944
To counter the fuming fulminations of "Foaming Fresher" might I make the following points?
The number of votes recorded in the 1942 elections was two hundred and eighty; last year only two hundred and twenty-five people voted. This is an adequate criticism of the interest aroused by our elections. It is only those people who have been actively associated with student affairs who vote, and moreover, they are the only ones with a moral right to vote. They know the nominees and their record in the University; they are the only fit judges.
Extension of the franchise to first year students will mean either a flood of meaningless votes, overwhelming the two hundred odd considered decisions, or the provision of a happy stamping ground for electioneers.
The choice of our Executive is an important matter; let it be dealt with by reliable people.