UCF Senate elections winners announced
The SGA Senate elections winners were announced Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Student Union patio.
Reeling in a total of 3,916 students who voted, this fall's Senate elections saw a 33 percent increase in voter participation from last year's elections, said assistant elections supervisor Whitney Barnes.
"I'm very excited for where the future is going with the whole voter turnout," Barnes said. "That increase was the motivation we needed for presidential elections in spring and next year's Senate elections."
Elections ran from Monday through Wednesday, and students could only vote for senators running in their college. According to elections statutes, for every 8,000 students, there should be one senator. Senators act as liaisons for students in their college and are responsible for educating students and registered student organizations about the SGA resources that are available to them. Elected senators assume their seats for the fall and spring semesters, said former elections supervisor, Nicklas Bajema.
The 2014-15 year saw the first Senate and presidential election seasons not allowing candidates to hand out food during the campaigning process.
The election results are as follows:
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Business Administration
College of Education and Human Performance
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Graduate Studies
College of Health and Public Affairs
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Sciences
College of Undergraduate Studies
Nada Hassanein is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @nhassanein_ or email her at NadaH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.