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Spring 2016 Graduate/Professional Student Elected Trustee

Information on this page is for the Spring 2016 election for the Graduate/Professional Student Elected Trustee. There are two student elected trustees, one undergraduate (elected in odd years) and one graduate/professional (elected in even years, that each serve a staggered two-year term. Elections are administered by the Office of the Assemblies on behalf of the Trustee Nominating Committee.

Information for voters

Election Results

Of the 20,680 eligible voters, 2,535, or 12.26%, voted in this election

Student Elected Trustee

The following election was conducted via a ranked Hare System.
Method: IRV
Number of total ballots: 2535
Number of invalid or empty ballots: 3
Number of ballots used in the count: 2532
4 candidates running for 1 seats.

Round 1 Tabulation
Amy Molitoris: 389
Dara Brown: 1066
Nate Rogers: 536
Tiffany St. Bernard: 541

Round 2 Tabulation
Dara Brown: 1149
Nate Rogers: 654
Tiffany St. Bernard: 625

Round 3 Tabulation
Dara Brown: 1449
Nate Rogers: 897

Winner is: Dara Brown 1449 votes (count after all candidates were eliminated, and votes transferred)

Information for candidates

Only graduate and professional students that will remain a student for the duration of the Student Elected Trustee’s term (2016–2018) are eligible to be candidates for the Spring 2016 Student Trustee election. Undergraduate students will be eligible in next year’s election. Each person who wishes to be a candidate in these elections, must complete the following requirements before noon on Thursday, 24 March 2016:

  1. Read the Trustee Nominating Committee election rules (available below).
  2. Complete the online registration form. Link to Form
  3. Attend one of the two information sessions:
    • Tuesday, 15 March 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm in 163 Day Hall
    • Wednesday, 16 March 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm in 316 Day Hall
  4. Gather 200 valid, distinct signatures using the petition form (available below). We recommend you collect at least 250. Any student who will be eligible to vote in the election may sign your petition (even if they are not be eligible to run). In this election, candidates may collect signatures from both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. There is no limit to the amount of signatures you may submit. Submit your petition forms to the Office of the Assemblies (109 Day Hall) by the registration deadline (noon on Thursday, 24 March 2016).
  5. Attend the mandatory educational meeting on 4/4/16 @ 4pm in CCC 327
  6. Attend the mandatory campaigning meeting on 4/5/16 @ 4:30pm in B12 Day Hall
  7. Submit the candidate Expense Report to the Office of the Assemblies before the end of the voting period, even if you have no expenses.

Forms and Resources

Contact Elections

109 Day Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

ph. (607) 255—3715