Voting For U Of I Student Elections Is Underway


CHAMPAIGN – Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are actively participating in the annual Student Elections and Campus-Wide Referendum, which takes place from 12:00 a.m. March 9 until 11:59 p.m. March 10.

Voting is online at and anyone who is a registered for the Spring 2016 term is eligible to vote. As of 2:10PM Wednesday, approximately 2,500 ballots have been cast.

This year’s student trustee candidates on the ballot are:

*Spencer Haydary (
*Collin Schumock (

Additionally, Ms. Amaka Onwuta ( is running a declared write-in campaign.
The winner will serve a one year term from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Three student-initiated fees are up for four-year renewal votes. Each fee is up for a renewal running from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021 and each fee would be due for another renewal referendum no later than Spring 2020.

All students are also able to elect 8 students to the Student Organization Resource Fee Board for one year terms. 2 of the 8 must be graduate or professional students. Fifty of the 53 student representatives to the Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus (a.k.a Academic Senate a.k.a. Campus Senate) are up for annual election. Winners of these elections are also seated in the Illinois Student Senate, the campus’s recognized student government. 11 seats are elected by graduate students at-large. 39 seats are apportioned to the campus’s colleges and schools and elected by undergraduate students. This year, the most contested race is the Humanities voting unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with 11 students vying for 3 seats.

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