Preliminary Election Results

Results by Question

Should the CU Student Government Constitution be amended to: change thresholds for ballot measure passage from a percentage of total votes cast for the question to a percentage of total ballots cast; in addition to updating the formatting, grammar and anti-discrimination clauses?

Total voters: 30,032

Choice Votes Percentage
For 2,526 81
Against 601 19

CU Student Government Executives

Total Voters: 30,032

Choice Votes Percentage
Lauren Goldfarb, Owen Mclaughlin, Jared Moya (New Wave) 1,139 32
Troy Fossett, Betsy Sabala, Carter Gruba (Empower) 2,375 68

CU Student Government Representative-at-Large

Total Voters: 30,032

Choice Votes Percentage
Kiki Ketema (New Wave) 1,069 9
Rafi Rahman (New Wave) 931 8
Luis Chavez (New Wave) 894 8
Ye Ji Choi (New Wave) 1,027 9
Niklaus Levy (Empower) 1,862 16
Todd Conklin Jr. (Empower) 1,921 16
Joshua Cunningham (Empower) 1,960 17
Ryder Sheifele (Empower) 2,034 17

Infraction Hearings

Each campaign either plead or was found responsible for one minor infraction resulting in each member being applied 2 points. This does not disqualify anyone so the soonest that Empower can be sworn in would realistically be Thursday if no appeals are filed. 

Infraction Hearing Results

Candidate Clash (Spring 2017 Debate)

Infraction Hearings

Each campaign either plead or was found responsible for one minor infraction resulting in each member being applied 2 points. This does not disqualify anyone so the soonest that Empower can be sworn in would realistically be Thursday if no appeals are filed. 

Infraction Hearing Results

Election Timeline

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Time Before Action Date
7 weeks Petition packets available Monday, Feb. 20
4 weeks Candidate petitions due by 5 PM in the CUSG office Monday, Mar. 13
4 weeks Election code is finalized for the election Wednesday, Mar. 15
4 weeks Mandatory candidates meeting in HUMN 1B90 Wednesday, Mar. 15
4 Weeks Write-ins due by 5 PM Friday, Mar. 17
3 weeks Candidate bios due to CUSG by 5 PM Friday, Mar. 17
4 weeks Legislative Council bills for ballot measures must be final by 7 PM Friday, Mar. 17
3 weeks Student refeenda petitions due by 5 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21
3 weeks Town Hall debate in HUMN 150 Wednesday, Mar. 22
1 week Candidate Debate HUMN 150 Tuesday, Apr. 4
1 week Panhellenic Night CHEM 140 Wednesday, April 5
0 Days

Election begins 8 AM

Election ends 8 PM

Preliminary results available by 9 PM online and posted on the CUSG office door

Monday, April 10

Thursday, April 13

2 days

All information for election complaints filed by 8 PM

IF NO COMPLAINTS ARE FILED, THE ELECTION IS FINAL

Saturday, April 15
4 days Expenditure reports due by 5 PM Monday, April 17
4 days

Runoff election, if needed

8 AM  to 5 PM

Monday, April 17
6 days Infraction tribunal hearings Wednesday, April 19
10 days Written opinions due 96 hours later Sunday, April 23
14/15 days

Appeals on Tribunal opinions by 5 PM

Appeals on Election Commission rulings by 5 PM

Thursday, April 27

Friday, April 28

24 day If appeals are rejected by cour or no decision is reached, the election is final. Sunday, May 7

Click here to read the election code.

Due to the nature of this election, each candidate has been elected to serve as Representative-at-Large. Below are the election results by votes and percentage of the vote. A total of 530 ballots were cast.

Choice Votes %
Jesse Niebaum, Independent 265 23
Lucas Larson (UNITE) 251 22
Austin Rugh (UNITE) 239 21
Carter Mateer, Independent 198 17
Aidan Goldstein, Independent 197 17
I feel that no candidate is qualified and I wish to cast my ballot in favor of no candidate 38