Here’s what happened at the Student Government election results

Tensions were high

University of Miami’s Elections Commission disclosed the results of the highly anticipated Student Government elections Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m. on the UC Patio. The ticket, True to You, comprised of Morgan Owens,¬†Ashley Pittaluga, and Vikesh Patel, won the majority vote for the Executive positions on campus.

Students from the three tickets, Empower U, True to You, and One Team, One []_[], gathered around the UC stage awaiting the news as to who will be the future leaders of the university.

IMG_3200

Students from representing True to You await the results

Team members of One Team, One []_[] anticipate the results of the elections.

Team members of One Team, One []_[] anticipate the results of the election as the clock draws closer to 5:30

Promptly at 5:30 p.m., members from the university’s Elections Commission began to announce the winners of both the open Senate positions and the open Executive positions on campus. The Commission began with the Senate, congratulating nine students who filled positions to represent the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication, commuter¬†students, and transfer students among other facets of the university.

IMG_3203

The Elections Commissions begin announcing the results at 5:30 p.m. on the UC stage

The Commission continued with the announcement of Treasurer, Vice President, and President of Student Government. In order to win, students needed to hold over a 50% majority vote. Morgan Owens was appointed Treasure with a 66% majority, Ashley Pittaluga was appointed VP with a 60% majority, and Vikesh Patel was appointed President with a 59% majority.

The support for True to You, affectionately called Ohana, celebrates the victory.

The support for True to You, affectionately called Ohana, celebrates the victory

All three students ran on the same ticket, True to You, and hope to make student government a home for students where each ‘Cane can be represented. Some of the initiatives the team ran on included early access to school syllabi, a Cane Card tap system, a Universal software cloud, and a LGBTQ center.

12646686_10209163734676953_1541850038931647779_o

More
University of Miami