The electronic ballots are now being tabulated by the Institutional Research, Assessment & Policy Studies (IRAPS) Office. We expect to announce results by Wednesday, May 31st. 

Continue to check back here on this website for any additional information or updates. We look forward to announcing the results of the 2023 election soon. campus-elections-vote-logo-1.png


Date 2023-05-22
As of this time: 17:03
Undergraduates - Completed (N) 1662
Undergraduates - Approximate current turnout rate (%) 10.2%
Graduate Students - Completed (N) 68
Graduate - Approximate current turnout rate (%) 3.7%
Measure 78 - Number of votes cast among submitted ballots (N) 1540
Measure 78 - Approximate undergraduate turnout for this contest (%) 9.4%

2023 Ballot Information:

2023 Undergraduate Student Fee Measure: Measure 78 Sustainability Office Fee

2023 Opinion Polls

2023 Student Union Assembly (SUA) Candidates

2023 Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Candidates 

About Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

Ranked choice voting (RCV) will once again be used this year for the SUA officer elections. In RCV, voters will select their first choice candidate for any given position (including a write-in candidate) and may also rank as many of the remaining candidates as they wish in their order of choice. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the first choice votes, they win the race outright. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, an instant runoff will occur, wherein the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and voters who picked that candidate as their first choice will have their votes count for their second choice. This process continues until one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.

Results of the Student Union Assembly Officer elections, opinion polls, the proposed student fee measure, Measure 78, and the Graduate Student Association Officer elections will be available in late May 2023. 

Questions or Clarifications? 

If you have any questions or clarifications about the Spring 2023 elections, please don't hesitate to reach out to Assistant Dean of Students and Campus Elections Commissioner, Travis S. Becker, at trbecker@ucsc.edu or by calling 831-419-3109. For budget specific support or inquiries for the student fee measure, you can also contact Lisa Bishop with the Office of Budget Analysis & Planning at libishop@ucsc.edu.


Individuals who wish to challenge the election process or validity of the election results may file a written complaint with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success. A complaint must include a detailed explanation of the specific action or section of the election policy being grieved, or alleged to have been violated, and the remedy requested. The time limit for filing a complaint shall expire thirty (30) working days after the election results are announced.

Click here for more information on campus elections policy.

Click here to view results of past elections (2020- 2022 results to be added to archive soon)