2016 Campus Elections Results

Voter Turnout

Total Eligible Voters Ballots Cast Percent Voter Turnout
Undergraduate 15304 6701 43.79%
Graduate 1558 371 23.81%
Combined 16862 7072 41.94%

Fee Measure Results

Measure 64. (undergraduate and graduate combined)

Physical Education - Amendment to Measure 32
Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC provide additional funding to sustain and enhance the Physical Education department offered through the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and sports (OPERS) by increasing Measure 32 by $8.00 per student per quarter?

Votes Percent
Yes 5411 80.17%
No 1338 19.83%
Total Turnout 6749  40.02%

RESULT: PASSED.

Measure 65. (undergraduate and graduate combined)

Amendment to Student Life Facilities Fee - OPERS (Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports) Facilities
Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC continue to provide funding to support the ongoing operation, maintenance and future improvements to all OPERS facilities, by amending and extending the $30 per student, per quarter Student Life Facilities Fee indefinitely, beginning Fall 2017?

Votes Percent
Yes 5374 79.84%
No 1357 20.16%
Total Turnout 6731  39.92%

RESULT: PASSED.

Measure 66. (undergraduate only)

Support Student Governed Spaces
Shall the undergraduate students of UCSC vote to provide funding to maintain the Student Union, Student Media Center and Redwood Building open and operating for all students, by establishing a new fee of $10.00 per student per quarter beginning Fall 2017?

Votes Percent
Yes 5037 80.31%
No 1235 19.69%
Total Turnout 6272  40.98%

RESULT: PASSED.

Student Union Assembly Officers

Student Union Assembly Chair

Candidate Votes Percent
Ray A. Inoue 4054 91.72%
Write-in 366 8.28%
Total Turnout 4420  28.88%

Vice President of Internal Affairs

Candidate Votes Percent
Grace Shefcik 2376 53.65%
Imari Reynolds 1896 42.81%
Write-in 157 3.54%
Total Turnout 4429 28.94%

Vice President of External Affairs

Candidate Votes Percent
Judith Gutierrez 4084 95.31%
Write-in 201 4.69%
Total Turnout 4285 28.00%

Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

Candidate Votes Percent
Hector Navarro 2042 49.00%
Eli O. Guzman-Martin 1996 47.90%
Write-in 129 3.10%
Total Turnout 4167 27.23%

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Candidate Votes Percent
Tias Webster 1963 49.04%
Jeffrey Stoll 1916 47.86%
Write-in 124 3.10%
Total Turnout 4003 26.16%

Vice President of Student Life

Candidate Votes Percent
Tamra Owens 2294 53.69%
Carlos Lemus 1871 43.79%
Write-in 108 2.53%
Total Turnout 4273 27.92%

College Representatives

College 8

Candidate (all write-in) Votes Percent

Thomas Ramirez

13 7.83%
Total Turnout 166  

College 9

Candidate Votes Percent
Kiryl Karpiuk 343 94.43%
Write-in 20 5.51%
Total Turnout 363  

College 10

Candidate Votes Percent
Tama Semo 420 96.77%
Write-in 14 3.23%
Total Turnout 434  

Cowell

Candidate Votes Percent
Vicente Lozano Lovelace 282 50.18%
Rick (Masahiro) Takeuchi 212 37.72%
Write-in 68 12.10%
Total Turnout 562  

Crown (Run-Off Election to be Scheduled)

Candidate (all write-in) Votes Percent
Mason Hargrave 7
Nicole Thompson 7

Kresge

Candidate (all write-in) Votes Percent
Carl Eadler 10 9.34%
Total Turnout 107  

Merrill

Candidate Votes Percent
Morgan Smith 419 93.11%
Write-in 31 6.89%
Total Turnout 450  

Oakes

Candidate Votes Percent
Jonas Hernando 495 96.11%
Write-in 20 3.88%
Total Turnout 515  

Porter

Candidate (all write-in) Votes Percent
Jacob Jones 9 7.2%
Total Turnout 125  

Stevenson

Candidate Votes Percent
Andrew Henry Szkolnik 456 90.66%
Write-in 47 9.34%
Total Turnout 503  

Graduate Student Association Executive Board

Co-Presidents

Candidate Votes Percent
Kara Hisatake & Sarah Papazoglakis 224 96.55%
Write-in 8 3.45%
Total voters 232 14.89%

Internal Vice President

Candidate Votes Percent
TBA

External Vice President

Candidate Votes Percent
Whitney DeVos 211 96.79%
Write-in 7 3.21%
Total voters 218 13.99%

Secretary/Webmaster

Candidate Votes Percent
Jess Whatcott 216 98.63%
Write-in 3 1.37%
Total voters 219 14.06%

Solidarity Officer

Candidate Votes Percent
Alex Flores & Karla Alcira Cativo 149 77.60%
Jose Antonio Villaran 39 20.31%
Write-in 2 1.04%
Total voters 192 12.32%

Treasurer

Candidate Votes Percent
Cathy Thomas 212 99.07%
Write-in 2 0.93%
Total voters 214 13.73%

Opinion Poll Results

Athletics Program

Would you support a new student fee of approximately $90 per quarter ($270 per year) to retain the current NCAA Athletics program at UC Santa Cruz?

Votes Percent
Yes 3976 63.53%
No 2282 36.47%
Total Turnout 6258 40.89%

Recreation Department

Would you support an increase of $5-$10 to Measure 26 to expand the diversity of student programming with the Recreation Department at OPERS?

Votes Percent
Yes 4602 76.37%
No 1424 23.63%
Total Turnout 6026 39.37%

Recreation Department

Would you like to see a high ropes course and team building facility at UCSC?

Votes Percent
Yes 3725 63.16%
No 2173 36.84%
Total Turnout 5898 38.53%

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