OFFICIAL Results for Referendum Item 1

On February 12, 2019 the ASG Senate passed Senate Resolution No. 10, which allowed the question, “Would you be in favor of a 2.5% increase in the student activity fee per year for 5 consecutive years in order to better fund student programs, such as Headliners Concert Committee, University Programs, the Volunteer Action Center, Distinguished Lectures Committee, Safe Ride, and the Associated Student Government?” to be included as a question on the 2019-2020 General Election Ballot as “Referendum Item 1.”

All currently enrolled undergraduate students were eligible to vote on this question.

The referendum item appeared on the ballot as follows:

Would you be in favor of a 2.5% increase in the student activity fee per year for 5 consecutive years in order to better fund student programs, such as Headliners Concert Committee, University Programs, the Volunteer Action Center, Distinguished Lectures Committee, Safe Ride, and the Associated Student Government?

The voting options that were available for this question appear below, as well as an explanation for what each voting option meant:

Yes – I am in favor of a 2.5% increase in the student activity fee per year for 5 consecutive years. By selecting “yes” on this question, a voter is indicating a positive or affirming vote that counts as a vote cast and does factor into total votes cast.

No – I am not in favor of a 2.5% increase in the student activity fee per year for 5 consecutive years. By selecting “no” on this question, a voter is indicating a negative or dissenting opinion and does count towards total votes cast.

Prefer Not to Respond – By selecting “Prefer Not to Respond” a voter is indicating they prefer to abstain from voting on the question. Selecting “Prefer Not to Respond” does count as a vote cast, and does factor in total votes cast.

Skip Question – By selecting “Skip Question,” a voter is choosing to skip the question and this will not count as a vote cast. Selecting “Skip Question” will take voter to the next ballot item.

Here are the results for Referendum Item 1:

Yes 2934
No 2168
Skip Question 383
Prefer Not to Respond 281

 

To calculate a majority threshold, ASGJ added the total votes cast for “yes,” “no,” and “prefer not to respond,” and divided this number in half and added one, as the majority threshold is 50% of the vote +1. The majority threshold needed to pass Referendum Item 1 was 2,692.5. The voting option that reached this majority threshold was “yes.” ASGJ has certified the 2019-2020 General Election Results, confirming that Referendum Item 1 passes.

OFFICIAL Results for Referendum Item 2

On February 26, 2019 the ASG Senate passed Senate Bill No. 11, which allowed the question, “Would you be in favor of approving an amendment, proposed and passed by the ASG Senate, to update ASG Constitutional language regarding senate seat allocation during elections; reflecting the correct administrative capabilities in classifying students?” to be included as a question on the 2019-2020 General Election Ballot as “Referendum Item 2.”

All currently enrolled undergraduate students were eligible to vote on this question.

The referendum item appeared on the ballot as follows:

Would you be in favor of approving an amendment, proposed and passed by the ASG Senate, to update ASG Constitutional language regarding senate seat allocation during elections; reflecting the correct administrative capabilities in classifying students?

The voting options that were available for this question appear below, as well as an explanation for what each voting option meant:

Yes – I am in favor of approving an amendment, proposed and passed by the ASG Senate, to update ASG Constitutional language regarding senate seat allocation during elections; reflecting the correct administrative capabilities in classifying students. By selecting “yes” on this question, a voter is indicating a positive or affirming vote that counts as a vote cast and does factor into total votes cast.

No – I am in not favor of approving an amendment, proposed and passed by the ASG Senate, to update ASG Constitutional language regarding senate seat allocation during elections; reflecting the correct administrative capabilities in classifying students.  By selecting “no” on this question, a voter is indicating a negative or dissenting opinion and does count towards total votes cast.

Prefer Not to Respond – By selecting “Prefer Not to Respond” a voter is indicating they prefer to abstain from voting on the question. Selecting “Prefer Not to Respond” does count as a vote cast, and does factor in total votes cast.

Skip Question – By selecting “Skip Question,” a voter is choosing to skip the question and this will not count as a vote cast. Selecting “Skip Question” will take voter to the next ballot item.

Here are the results for Referendum Item 2:

Yes 3876
Skip Question 1007
Prefer Not to Respond 548
No 335

 

To calculate a majority threshold, ASGJ added the total votes cast for “yes,” “no,” and “prefer not to respond,” and divided this number in half and added one, as the majority threshold is 50% of the vote +1. The majority threshold needed to pass Referendum Item 2 was 2,380.5. The voting option that reached this majority threshold was “yes.” ASGJ has certified the 2019-2020 General Election Results, confirming that Referendum Item 2 passes.

OFFICIAL Results of the 2019-2020 ASG General Election for Senate

At this time, the ASG Judiciary is prepared to announce the OFFICIAL results of the 2019-2020 ASG General Election for Senate. Below are the official results and vote counts for this election. The ASG Judiciary would like to thank all students who participated in this election – over 5,774 undergraduate students voted in the general election! Congratulations to those who secured Senate seats.

  • Candidates marked in bold were elected to represent their respective college.
  • # – denotes a candidate who submitted an incomplete expenditure report
  • * – denotes a candidate who did not submit an expenditure report.

 2019-2020 Associated Student Government Senate

Senator, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural Food & Life Sciences (4 of 4 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Katie Gardner 280
Caleb Parker 238
Bryce A. McWilliams 199
James Gilcrease 176

 

Senator, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design (0 of 1 seat filled)

Candidate Votes
Harrison Wade* 111*

 

Senator, J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences (14 of 14 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Bailee King 576
Gabie Gauthier 570
Olivia Schmidt 568
Stephanie Barber 567
Mackenzie Selby 552
Nathan Martinez 538
Caroline Praestholm* 520*
Will Robinson 493
Beck Williams 484
Grayson Dickinson 465
Brandon Fields 459
Jason Neeley 429
Levi Brown 418
Garrett Dorf 395
Jake Troye 390
Thomas W. Gaurino 382

 

Senator, College of Education and Health Professions (7 of 7 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Lily Jones 465
Kendall Perkins 453
Megan Sturdivant 425
Paige McGuire* 423*
Kathleen Bridgforth 366
Natalie Ceniceros 335
Lizeth Martinez 313
Ciara Shook 298

 

Senator, College of Engineering (7 of 7 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Angel D. Meneses 320
Grayson Lee 282
Kate Sego 281
Emily Cumisky 275
Brynn Lea 264
Esteban Lopez 261
Andrew Stark 259
Cody Parrish 228

 

Senator, Sam Walton College of Business (4 of 12 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Sam Pierce 653
Cassidy Cook 606
Mason Hook 587
Meredith Wilson 555

 

Senate seats that were not filled in this election will be filled as an at-large seat during the Fall 2019 ASG Vacancy Election.

There were no campaign violations filed against Senate candidates in this election.

Senate Candidate Expenditure Reports

Below are PDF copies of the expenditure reports turned in by senate candidates. A few candidates turned in expenditure reports that did not include itemized budgets, which was a required component of turning in the expenditure report to the Office of Student Activities whether the report was submitted in physical form or online. ASGJ has provided justification for why these expenditure reports were approved without the submission of an itemized budget. Candidates who reported “0.00“ in “Income,” “Expenses,” or “Estimated Costs,” were not required to submit itemized budgets with their reports.

Click here: PDF Copy of the Senate Candidate Expenditure Reports Submitted via HogSync

  • Justification of Approval of Grayson Lee Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.
  • Justification of Approval of Beck Williams Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.
  • Justification of Approval of Jake Troye Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.
  • Justification of Approval of Stephanie Barber Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.
  • Justification of Approval of Meredith Wilson Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.

Click here: PDF Copy of Bryce A. McWilliams Expenditure Report Submitted Physically to the Office of Student Activities

  • Justification of Approval of Bryce A. McWilliams Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.

Click here: PDF Copy of Cody Parrish Expenditure Report Submitted Physically to the Office of Student Activities

Click here: PDF Copy of Angel D. Meneses Expenditure Report Physically Submitted to the Office of Student Activities

  • Justification of Approval of Angel D. Meneses Expenditure Report without Itemized Budget: The reason ASGJ chose to approve this report without an itemized budget is due to the fact that proper documentation was provided for all “Sponsors/Donations,” “Expenses,” and “Estimated Costs,” and ASGJ was able to account for all income, expenses, and estimated costs.
  • Note: Grayson Dickinson’s Itemized Budget was scanned with Angel D. Meneses’ Expenditure Report in error and appears in this PDF, but this Itemized Budget is not part of Angel D. Meneses’ Expenditure Report

Click here: PDF Copy of Mackenzie Selby Expenditure Report Physically Submitted to the Office of Student Activities

  • Note: Mackenzie Selby submitted both an online expenditure report via HogSync and a physical expenditure report that includes an itemized budget.

Click here: PDF Copy of Andrew Stark Expenditure Report Physically Submitted to the Office of Student Activities

  • Note: Andrew Stark submitted both an online expenditure report via HogSync and a physical expenditure report that includes an itemized budget. 

Click here: PDF Copy of Grayson Dickinson Expenditure Report Physically Submitted to the Office of Student Activities

  • Note: Grayson Dickinson submitted both an online expenditure report via HogSync and a physical expenditure report that includes an itemized budget.

Click here: PDF Copy of Kathleen Bridgforth Expenditure Report Physically Submitted to the Office of Student Activities

  • Note: Kathleen Bridgforth submitted both an online expenditure report via HogSync and a physical expenditure report that includes an itemized budget.