The past few weeks have been filled with elections signs throughout campus as the candidates have campaigned for the votes of the Sac State student body. This year students embraced the slogan “Where is Your Voice?” With over 30 candidates running in this election, ASI anticipated a large voter turnout. Well Hornets, we did it! The 2015-2016 elections brought the largest voter turnout in over 10 years! 4, 253 students cast their votes (15.1% of the student population) in this election as opposed to 2,341 (8.4%) last year. The student body elected Yajayra Gonzalez as their new ASI President for the upcoming year.
After elections ended, students, candidates, and family members filled Epicure Restaurant to hear the results read. There was a baked potato bar, music, and prizes were given away to bingo winners. Lauren Lombardo, current ASI President, announced all of the results. The winner of ASI Election Challenge was the Salsa Loca Club. In 2nd and 3rd place were Pi Kappa Phi and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The winners of the election are listed below. The new Board of Directors will take their oath of office this coming summer.