2017 Campus Elections Results

Voter Turnout

Total Eligible Voters Ballots Cast Percent Voter Turnout
Undergraduate 15,726 6,686 42.52%
Graduate 1654 307 18.56%
Total 17,380 6,993 40.24%

Fee Measure Results

Measure 67.[undergraduate only] FAILED*

Campus Student Government Fee Increase - Increase to Measure 8

Shall the undergraduates of UCSC provide funding for campus-wide events, concerts, a food pantry, student initiated services/programs, rallies, conferences, educational forums, stipends, student advocacy and lobbying efforts, and educational programs that will train students in direct action organizing, empowerment, and representation by permanently increasing the existing Campus Student Government Fee of $7.00 per student per quarter to $20.00 per student per quarter, beginning fall 2017?

Votes Percent
Yes 3528 60.66%
No 2288 39.34%
Total Turnout 5816
% Student population voted 36.98%
*Failed due to not achieving 66% yes votes

Measure 68. [undergraduate and graduate combined] PASSED


Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Activities Access Fee

Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC enact a new fee of $38.50 per quarter to support the current and long-term operations of UCSC's intercollegiate athletics program and provide access to students who meet Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) criteria for athletic-related activities? This fee will sunset in 25 years (Spring 2042).

Votes Percent
Yes 4852 79.84%
No 1967 20.16%
Total Turnout 6819
% of Student population who casted vote 39.23%

SUA Constitutional Amendment [undergraduate only] PASSED


Shall the undergraduates of UCSC vote to amend the Student Union Assembly Constitution, as mentioned above?

Votes Percent
Yes 3659 73.67%
No 1308 26.33%
Total Turnout 4967
% Student population voted 31.58%

GSA Constitutional Amendment [graduate only] PASSED


Shall graduate students of UCSC vote to amend the Graduate Student Association Constitution, as described above?

Votes Percent
Yes 227 85.34%
No 39 14.66%
Total Turnout 266
% of student population voted 16.08%

Student Union Assembly Officers

President Votes Percent
Max Jimenez 2305 50.22%
Jacob Jones 712 15.51%
Jane Loughboro 1277 27.82%
Write-in 296 6.45%
Total turnout 4590
Vice President of Internal Affairs Votes Percent
Alice Malmberg 4009 92.93%
Write-in 305 7.07%
Total Turnout 4314
Vice President of External Affairs Votes Percent
Judith Gutierrez 4000 93.35%
Write-in 285 6.65%
Total turnout 4285
Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion Votes Percent
Katherine Le 2413 56.35%
Jay Semana Manguiat 1684 39.33%
Write-in 185 4.32%
Total turnout 4282
Vice President for Academic Affairs Votes Percent
Jessica Xu 3994 95.34%
Write-in 195 4.66%
Total turnout 4189
Vice President of Student Life Votes Percent
Tamra Owens 2397 54.71%
Jennifer Santos 1826 41.68%
Write-in 158 3.61%
Total turnout 4381

2017 SUA College Representatives

Kresge Votes Percent
Quinn Chalmers (write-in) 11 8.39%
Other write-in 120 91.61%
Total turnout 131
Rachel Carson Votes Percent
Tommy Ramirez 508 94.25%
Write-in 31 5.75%
Total turnout 539
College Nine Votes Percent
Kiryl Karpiuk (write-in) 12 11.32%
Other write-in 94 88.68%
Total turnout 106
College Ten Votes Percent
Jonathan Kung 372 93.47%
Write-in 26 6.53%
Total turnout 398
Cowell Votes Percent
Keshav Kumar 540 94.90%
Write-in 29 5.10%
Total turnout 569
Crown Votes Percent
Sabina Wildman 425 93.00%
Write-in 32 7.00%
Total Turnout 457
Merrill Votes Percent
Samantha Stringer 426 94.46%
Write-in 25 5.54%
Total turnout 451
Oakes Votes Percent
Burcu Birol (write-in) 46 28.93%
Other write-in 113 71.07%
Total turnout 159
Porter Votes Percent
Kimberly Balmorez 232 53.95%
Amanda Kazden 169 39.30%
Write-in 29 6.74%
Total turnout 430
Stevenson Votes Percent
Jeff Stoll 523 94.40%
Write-in 31 5.60%
Total turnout 554

2017 GSA Officers

President Votes Percent
Adrienne Ricker & Nichole VanderMeer 188 88.68%
Write-in 24 11.32%
Total turnout 212
Internal Vice President Votes Percent
Daniel Oliver 184 93.88%
Write-in 12 6.12%
Total turnout 196
External Vice President Votes Percent
Whitney DeVos (write-in) 8 25%
Other write-in 24 75%
Total turnout 32
Secretary*

*An election for the open position of secretary will happen at the next GSA Council meeting, according to the interim election rules. Anyone who is interested may submit a candidate statement to jesswhatcott@ucsc.edu

Solidarity Officer Votes Percent
Yulia Gilichinskaya 189 94.50%
Write-in 11 5.50%
Total turnout 200
Treasurer Votes Percent
Juliana Nzongo 185 95.36%
Write-in 9 4.64%
Total turnout 194
Chair of the Council Votes Percent
Sara Nasab 197 96.10%
Write-in 8 3.90%
Total turnout 205

Opinion Poll Results

Career Center [undergraduate + graduate]

Please select all new and/or expanded services that you would use:

Count Percent
Online career coaching with experts  1503 22.00%
More career specific panels and discussions led by industry experts and successful alumni 2098 30.71%
Resume, CV, and cover letter tutorials 2615 38.28%
Space for remote interviews and practice interviews using state of the art technology 1507 22.06%
Online career development workshops, with 24-7 access 1771 25.92%
Improved, user-friendly, technology to access jobs and internships 2762 40.43%
Internship and job fairs with more high interest employers 3129 45.80%
More specialized career fairs for your major or career path 2942 43.06%
Total 6832
Would you be willing to pay a small Registration Fee to have access to the new and/or increased services listed above?
Count Percent
Yes 2685 51.64%
No 2514 48.36%
Total 5199
Would you be willing to pay a small Registration Fee to have access to the Career Center services for a year after graduation at no additional charge?
Count Percent
Yes 2740 52.77%
No 2451 47.21%
Total 5192
How much money would you be willing to have added to your Registration Fee each quarter?
Count Percent
$9 2951 69.57%
$12 724 17.07%
$15 567 13.37%
Total 4242

Slug Support Fee. [undergraduate + graduate]

Would you support a student fee of approximately $10 per quarter ($30 per year) to support the activities described above?
Count Percent
Yes 3604 71.39%
No 1444 28.61%
Total 5048

Student Environmental Center. [undergraduate + graduate]

I feel that UCSC administration involves me in decision-making around critical campus issues. (For example, the construction of new housing/facility projects, the increase of shuttles and metro service, the availability of classes, scheduling class time blocks, etc.)
Count Percent
Strongly disagree 1677 35.35%
Disagree 1340 28.25%
Neutral 1252 26.39%
Agree 358 7.55%
Strongly agree 117 2.47%
Total 4744 100%
I feel that my concerns are reflected in the UCSC administration's decision-making around critical campus issues. (For example, the construction of new housing/facility projects, the increase of shuttles and metro service, the availability of classes, scheduling class time blocks, etc.)
Count Percent
Strongly disagree 1463 31.10%
Disagree 1290 27.42%
Neutral 1476 31.38%
Agree 379 8.06%
Strongly agree 96 2.04%
Total 4704 100%
What concerns do you have regarding the construction of "Student Housing West" on campus and/or student life? Please select all that apply.
Count Percent
No concerns 645 9.58%
Environmental impacts (land use, water usage, wildlife, etc.) 2625 38.99%
Housing accessibility (affordability, disability accommodations, transportation, etc.) 2792 41.47%
Non-university entity will manage campus housing 2145 31.86%
Building maintenance 913 13.56%
Other 398 5.91%
Total 6732
Before this poll, have you heard that the University is planning to construct new housing through a public-private partnership (P3?)
Count Percent
I haven't heard about the P3 project, but would like to know about it. 1464 31.67%
I haven't heard about the P3 project, but am not interested in knowing more about it. 594 12.85%
I heard about the P3 project and I want to know more details. 1754 37.94%
I know about the P3 project and I don't need more information. 811 17.54%
Total 4623 100%

Complaints: Individuals who wish to challenge the election process or validity of the election results may file a complaint with the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor by July 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm. For more information on this process, please see Appendix D of the Campus Elections Policy.