Voter turnout increases in student body election
Observer Staff Report | Friday, February 12, 2016
Judicial Council released official percentages for voter turnout and election results from the race for student body president and vice president in an email Thursday morning.
According to the email, the winning ticket — junior Corey Robinson and sophomore Rebecca Blais — garnered 59.41 percent of the votes cast in Wednesday’s election.
Overall, voter turnout this year was 59 percent of the undergraduate student body, up from 45 percent in last year’s student body election and 46 percent the year before.
Juniors Louis Bertolotti and Elizabeth Fenton came in second place with 19.55 percent of vote, and juniors Dominic Alberigi and Jenn Cha came in third with 15.63 percent. In addition, 5.41 percent of voters chose to abstain, according to Thursday’s email.
Robinson and Blais will take office April 1.