ASMSU releases election results for the 53rd Session representatives
Results are in for the Associated Students of Michigan State University's election for the 53rd Session. According to an email from Anna Hogg, ASMSU's chief of staff, the election had a total of 1,843 voters. There was a 5.2 percent voter turnout. This is 1.5 times the amount of voters from last year's election according to the email.
There were six contested races. Thirty-nine candidates ran and 22 were elected. This year seven colleges were completely filled including College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Letters, Eli Broad College of Business, James Madison College, College of Natural Science, College of Social Science and Lyman Briggs College.
“I was really pleased to see our voter turnout increase by 1.5 times from last year,” Hogg said. “We were up over 600 voters, which was really big for us. I am happy to see that more students were engaged.”
“Looking at the results, I am really excited for the for the new session of the general assembly,” ASMSU President and public policy senior Domonique Clemons said. “I’m very hopeful for those representatives that got elected, that they will continue to push on issues of sexual assault, mental health and diversity and inclusion on campus.”
ASMSU will hold a presidential debate moderated by Clemons at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, and will vote on their new president and all vice president positions next week. Candidates for these positions will be announced shortly.
There are 15 open seats for the following colleges — no preference with two seats open, College of Veterinary Medicine with two seats open, College of Music with two seats open, College of Nursing with two seats open, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities with two seats open, College of Engineering with one seat open, College of Education with two seats open and College of Communication Arts and Sciences with two seats open.