2018 Campus Elections

The Ballot is Now Closed.  Election results will be announced by June 1, 2018.



Elections will take place May 17th (1:00 am) - May 24th (1:00 am), 2018.

SUA Elections for Officers and Assembly Representatives






Candidate Debates

Wednesday, May 16

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Classroom Unit 2

Learn about the candidates and the referendum before voting opens

Meet the Candidates

Friday, May 18

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Get yourself some FREE Ice Cream Sundaes from Marianne’s when you talk to the candidates and get to know them and their ideas

Santa Cruz Taqueria!

Monday, May 21

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Get yourself some FREE tacos from Santa Cruz Taqueria. There will be voting stations there!


May 17-May 23



VOTE!!! You can vote at any voting station or on your own time at home. Go to elections.ucsc.edu to vote!

For more information about these events, please follow @UCSCElections on both Facebook and Instagram

2018 Sample Ballot


Measure 69: Student Transportation Fee - Amendment to Measure 24

QUESTION: Shall the undergraduates and graduate students of UCSC increase the current Transportation Fee of $111.66 per student per quarter by $26.00 in Fall 2018, by an additional $23.00 in Fall 2019, by an additional $13.00 in Fall 2020, by an additional $10.00 in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, and by $4.00 each Fall Quarter thereafter through Fall 2038 which will provide additional funding to sustain transit services provided through Campus Transit Operations and the service contract with Santa Cruz Metro Transit District?

Click here for full ballot statement.

Student Union Assembly Officer & Representative Elections

Candidate Statements
Position Descriptions

The candidates for Student Union Assembly are:


Ayo Banjo
Kaia Partlow

Vice President of Internal Affairs:
Keshav Kumar

Vice President of External Affairs:
Thảo Lê
Davon Thomas

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion:
Enrique Yarce Martinez
Miguel-Angel Mendez

Vice President of Academic Affairs:
Shingen Chen
Lauren Woo

Vice President of Student Life:
Bella Bullock
Eric Louwerens


College 9
Saúl Soto

College 10
No Candidate

Cowell College
No Candidate

Crown College
No Candidate

Merrill College
Emma Cunningham
Alicia Freedman

Kresge College
No Candidate

Oakes College
Yonatan Melesse
Brandon Zuniga

Porter College
Devyn Ellis

Rachel Carson College
No Candidate

Stevenson College
Cameron Elliott
Mark O'Neal

Graduate Student Association Officer Elections

The candidates for the Graduate Student Association are: 


Randy Villegas


Vice President of Shared Governance:

Katie Hellier


External Vice President: 

Rebecca Ora


Chair of the Council:

Radhika Prasad






Jayashree Sridhar


Solidarity Officer:

Sasha Wasserstrom


Graduate Student Candidate Statements