OFFICIAL Results for Referendum Item 1

On February 13, 2020 the ASG Senate passed Senate Bill No. 7, which allowed the question, “Would you be in favor of a constitutional amendment to create a Membership Development Coordinator within ASG?” to be included as a question on the 2020-2021 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 constitutional amendment to create a Membership Development Coordinator within ASG?

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 constitutional amendment to create a Membership Development Coordinator within ASG. 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 constitutional amendment to create a Membership Development Coordinator within ASG. 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 3618
No 277
Skip Question 1065
Prefer Not to Respond 438

 

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 2,167.5. The voting option that reached this majority threshold was “yes.” ASGJ has certified the 2020-2021 General Election Results, confirming that Referendum Item 1 passes.

OFFICIAL Results of the 2020-2021 ASG General Election for Senate

At this time, the ASG Judiciary is prepared to announce the OFFICIAL results of the 2020-2021 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 5,428 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.

 2020-2021 Associated Student Government Senate

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

Candidate Votes
Anna Mathis 265
Mary Eichenberger 212
Josie Edwards 189
Caleb Swears 185

 

 

Senator, J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences (13 of 13 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Sophie Hill 629
Hunter Simmons 577
Hope Davenport 509
Abigail Lindsey 505
Alexis Brashears 491
Maddie Jones 444
Sydney Stewart# 418
Lana Dranow 404
Luke Long* 398
Jack Switzer 391
Ryan Harra* 390
Grant Smith 390
Beck Williams 385
Kaitlyn Smythe 374
Holland Harvat 371
Sarkis Kalajyan 369
Rose Stewart-Maddox 368
Riley Kelley 353
Walker Franklin 305

 

Senator, College of Education and Health Professions (5 of 8 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Kathleen Bridgforth 445
Terah Bryson 381
Sarah Dallas 445
Lily Jones 461
Alden Sadler 439

 

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

Candidate Votes
Harrison Davis 214
Sophia Gomez 223
Caila Hanus 164
Esteban Lopez 188
Jacob-Cruz Garcia* 179
Gabi Gies 230
Brooke Lovan 209
Will Plunkett 188
Andrew Stark 188
Hannah Swilling 180
Trey Thompson 158

 

Senator, Sam Walton College of Business (9 of 12 seats filled)

Candidate Votes
Will Lauritzen 503
Lauren Meltzer 569
David Orsini* 446
Jesus Perera 465
Sam Pierce 480
Jack Roberts 489
Seth Roundtree 395
Colton Simpson 489
Max Sutton 472
Ben Turner 597
 

 

Senate seats that were not filled in this election will be filled as an at-large seat during the Fall 2020 ASG Vacancy Election.

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