Please contact the Elections & Rules Committee Chairman, Max Freedman, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Total Turnout: 1719
- Rise (Calvin Cottrell, Sabine Nau, Chase Harrison): 1008
- Abstain: 592
- Write-in: 119
Graduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees:
- Erica Watkins: 424
- Abstain: 91
- Write-in: 30
Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees:
- Christina Uzzo: 337
- Steve Berkowitz: 284
- Zander Cowan: 257
- Abstain: 269
- Write-in: 27
Community and Government Liaison:
- Emily Harwell (Write-in): 160
- Meaghan Green (Write-in): 73
- Other write-in votes totaled 370, but no individual candidate received more than 20.
College Referendum on Menstrual Hygiene Products:
- Yes: 1021
- No: 108
- Abstaining: 45
College Council Class of 2018:
- Jola Idowu: 156
- Julie Xu: 146
- Forrest Sill (Write-in; Abroad Fall '17 - Proxy: Jamie Ehrlich): 56
- Ariel Aiash (Write-in; Abroad Fall '17 - Proxy: Genevieve Halka): 50
- Benjamin Hsu (Write-in): 22
- Other write-ins aggregated: 156, but no individual candidate received more than 10 votes.
College Council Class of 2019:
- Daphne Xu: 179
- Elizabeth Ortiz: 175
- Liam Torpy (Abroad Fall '17 - Proxy: Saylor Soinski): 147
- Zander Cowan: 137
- Abstain: 42
- Write-in: 72
College Council Class of 2020:
- Jahne Brown: 205
- Sat Gupta: 191
- Marty Jiffar: 144
- Veronica Myers (Abroad Spring '18 - Proxy: Alisha Harris) : 143
- Marlin Figgins: 108
- Brittney Dorton: 88
- Abstain: 41
- Write-in: 52
Turnout by Division:
- First Year: 354
- Second Year: 296
- Third Year: 357
- Fourth Year: 167
- Booth: 298
- BSD: 17
- Divinity: 18
- Graham: 2
- Harris: 30
- Humanities: 25
- Law: 31
- IME: 11
- PSD: 46
- Pritzker: 10
- SSA: 15
- SSD: 42
The following positions will be filled in the 2017 Spring General Election:
At this time, Graduate Council Representatives are elected by their divisions in separate elections processes from the Spring General Elections. At this time, Booth, BSD, Divinity, Graham, Harris, Humanities, IME, Pritzker, PSD, SSA, and SSD have chosen to operate their own elections for Graduate Council Representatives through their divisional student governments, their dean's councils, or their area dean of students. Students in those divisions will receive notification by their local election authority at least two weeks prior to when their Graduate Council Elections will occur. E&R will conduct the Law School's elections in the Autumn Quarter.
More information about each of these positions may be found in the SG governing documents.
Meetings and Hearings:
E&R will convene at 3:45 pm on Friday, May 5th in Reynolds 016 in order to resolve questions over the tabulation of write-in votes, and for other purposes.
Spring 2017 General Election Timeline:
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017: E&R announced the forthcoming election by email to the Student Association. The announcement of petition availability was included in this email.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017: E&R made petitions available on this website at 9:00 am.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017: Petitions of candidacy were due between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm in Reynolds 016.
Thursday, April 13th, 2017: E&R held the mandatory candidates meeting at 4:30 pm in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club (second floor across the atrium from Hallowed Grounds). Candidates must attend a mandatory candidates meeting to appear on the ballot. Those candidates needing accommodation for an alternate meeting time must notify the Chair of E&R prior to turning in their petition.
Monday, April 17th, 2017 through Friday, April 21st, 2017: Candidates were given the opportunity to table in Reynolds.
Monday, April 24th, 2017: A debate between Slates and candidates for Graduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees was held for a graduate student audience during Graduate Council.
Wednesday April 26th, 2017: A debate between Slate candidates and Liaison candidates was held for all members of the Student Association in the Cloister Club at Ida Noyes Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the debate will start promptly at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017: Voting opened at 10:00 am CDT on Blueprint. Students may login at blueprint.uchicago.edu. A link to the ballot was emailed to all members of the Student Association.
Friday, May 5th, 2017: Voting will close at 4:30 pm.
Friday, May 5th, 2017: E&R will meet in Reynolds 016 to tabulate the results at 4:30 pm. Candidates must submit their receipts. Tabulation will begin at 4:45. After tabulation is complete, E&R will hold a press conference in Reynolds 016 to announce the results and to hold the ceremonial cake cutting.
Election By-Laws, Code, and Candidates Packet
The Election By-Laws, and Election Code provide guidelines for candidates and the Election and Rules Committee. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the Candidates Packet, which contains the House Rules as well as the Code and By-Laws, and helpful information. In choosing to run, candidates agree to follow the rules and interpretations enumerated in the Candidates Packet. Note the information in the Candidates Packet has been updated by E&R. Please review the linked documents as they have changed from last year.