Voter turnout rates increased in this week’s Universtiy of Michigan LSA Student Government elections, which were held through the University’s digital portal. According to Rackham student Nicholas Fadanelli, LSA SG elections director, 956 LSA students submitted online ballots in this semester’s elections for representatives and to vote on amendments.
This election saw the largest turnout in the past two years. Out of the 16,997 LSA students, 5.62 percent of students voted in this election compared to fall 2017’s election turnout of 5.36 percent and fall 2016’s election turnout of 4.16 percent.
Twenty-five students ran for the 12 open representative seats. The voting system has students rank the candidates on a scale of one to 12 and points were weighted accordingly. LSA sophomore Mary McKillop came in first place with a score of 2408 points followed by LSA sophomore Jordan Schuler with 2,398 points.