LIVE: Results from the 2020 ASUC general elections

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The Daily Californian will continually update this page as results from the 2020 general elections come in. The tabulations ceremony will happen at 6 p.m. on YouTube and can be viewed here

Voting was open April 6, 7 and 8 — all members of the campus undergraduate student body were able to rank their choices for all five executive seats, as well as up to 20 senate seats. Students also were able to vote on either one or two referendums, depending on if the student is an undergraduate or graduate student respectively.

Due to the COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus, pandemic, on-campus voting was closed for this election. In cases when the primary CalLink ballot would not register, students were able to vote provisionally using a Google Form. 

This election season, there were two official presidential candidates, two executive vice president candidates, two candidates for academic affairs vice president, three external affairs vice president candidates and two candidates for student advocate. There were also four candidates for the transfer student representative position, which was created this year, and 38 ASUC Senate candidates.

 

President: Victoria Vera

After redistribution

  • Victoria Vera (Independent) — 2,881
  • Haazim Amirali * — 2,510
  • Stephanie Gutierrez  (DAAP/FIRE) — 0

 

Executive Vice President: Melvin Tangonan

  • Melvin Tangonan (Student Action) — 2,590
  • Ashley Carrillo (DAAP/FIRE) — 1,726

 

Academic Affairs Vice President: Nicole Anyanwu

  • Nicole Anyanwu (Independent)** — 2,256
  • Reilani Gervacio (DAAP/FIRE) — 856

 

External Affairs Vice President: Derek Imai

  • Derek Imai (Independent)** — 2,338
  • Augusto Gonzalez (People’s Party) — 791
  • Abel De La Cruz (DAAP/FIRE) — 905

 

Student Advocate: Joyce Huchin

  • Joyce Huchin (Independent) — 2034
  • Isabel Penman (DAAP/FIRE) — 1393

 

Transfer Student Representative: Valerie Johnson 

  • Valerie Johnson (Independent)** — 1,890
  • Risa Fulkerson (Independent) — 979
  • Abel De La Cruz (DAAP/FIRE) — 871

 

ASUC Senate: 9 Student Action, 11 independent, 0 DAAP/FIRE

  1. Ruchi Shah (Student Action) — 418
  2. Chaka Tellem (Independent)** — 418
  3. Sarah Bancroft (Independent) — 418
  4. Rebecca Soo (Independent) — 418
  5. Ronit Sholkoff (Student Action) — 418
  6. Sheena Dichoso Echano (Student Action) — 418
  7. Maddy Chen (Student Action) — 418
  8. Julia Castro (Student Action) — 418
  9. Ellis Spickermann (Student Action) — 418
  10. Michael Savides (Student Action) — 418
  11. Aasim Yahya (Independent) — 418
  12. Liam Will (Independent) — 418
  13. Naomi Garcia (Independent)** — 418
  14. Rex Zhang (Student Action) — 418
  15. Mateo Torrico (Independent) — 378.3
  16. Samuel Peng (Student Action) — 368.2
  17. Alexis Aguilar (Independent)** — 351.4
  18. Apoorva Prakash (Independent)** — 343
  19. Dhruv Krishnaswamy (Independent) — 309.9
  20. Sahvannah Rodriguez (Independent) — 291.6

 

Class Pass Student Fee Renewal: PASS

  • Yes — 9,517
  • No — 720
  • Abstain — 881

 

Graduate Student Government Independence: PASS

  • Yes — 1,918
  • No — 52
  • Abstain — 324

 

For executive positions, if no candidate receives a majority of votes after first-rank choices are calculated, the first-rank votes for the candidates with the least number of votes are redistributed to the voter’s top remaining choice. The process continues until a winner emerges.

For senate positions, after a candidate reaches a certain quota, the tabulation program will not allocate any more votes to that candidate. The remaining votes for such candidates will be redistributed through a single transferable voting system until all 20 seats are filled.

*Haazim Amirali suspended his presidential campaign. Because Amirali’s campaign suspension was announced after the ASUC ballot had been made, his name still appeared on the ballot.

**All former members of the REBUILD party disaffiliated with the party after the ASUC ballot had been made. Though they are listed here as independent candidates, they appeared on the ballot under the REBUILD party.

Sakura Cannestra is the managing editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @SakuCannestra.