Your student government: CUSG spring elections underway

Published: April 9, 2013

The polls for the spring 2013 University of Colorado Student Government election are now open. CU-Boulder students can cast their vote ballots at Polls will close on Thursday, Aprill 11, at 8 p.m., and preliminary election results will be announced Thursday night after the polls close.

Each year, the University of Colorado Student Government holds two elections, one in the fall and one in the spring. Previous elections have followed a system very similar to the voting system on the national level, in which voters only vote for the same amount of people as spots open. However, CUSG has chosen to go another route this election season and implement an entirely new voting system called "approval voting."

Approval voting is a voting method that allows people to vote for any number of candidates that they “approve” of.

CUSG serves as the liaison between the student body and the university administration, and creates, implements, and oversees an $18 million budget generated by student fees and other revenue to operate the CUSG Cost Centers. For more information concerning CUSG and how to get involved, please visit