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ASPSU Student Election Results
Author: Tony Rasmussen Email: aspsu@pdx.edu Phone: 503.725.8390
Posted: March 10, 2006

Students elected next year's representatives for student government, the ASPSU, on Friday. The voter turnout for the election was 1,672 students; a 31% decrease from last year's record breaking 2,432 voters.

The new ASPSU President, Vice President, and Senators will begin their service to the PSU campus on June 1st, 2006. The new Student Fee Committee will begin July 1st, 2006.

For the first time at PSU, students owned the entire online election process. In previous years, the university created the online ballot and tabulated the election results. This year, the ballot and the tabulation results were in the hands of students. "The ASPSU has taken control of its own elections and will continue to do so in future years," said Erin Devaney, ASPSU President.

This is also the first year the ASPSU used Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) to elect a President and Vice President, making PSU the first state institution in Oregon to use the election method. IRV enables voters to rank candidates in order of preference, rather than vote for a single candidate. The goal of IRV is to elect a winner with a true 50% majority and to eliminate the "spoiler effect" of third-party candidates.

The following lists the winning candidates and their vote totals:

President/Vice President - Instant Runoff Vote
Votes Eliminated Transfered Tally
697 - Morse/Bufton
637 - Klute/Johns
300 - Campbell/Herrera
Campbell/Herrera 64 to Morse/Bufton
107 to Klute/Johns
44 to eliminated
85 to skipped vote
761 - Morse/Bufton (Winner)
744 - Klute/Johns



SFC Chair
Name Votes
Madeline Enos 736
Kayla Goldfarb
None
564
372
TOTAL 1,672



SFC Members
Name Votes
Angela Leonardo
Makerusa Porotesano
Rudy Soto
Moses Otoikhian
Meaghan Mayeda
Briana L Tagupa
504
489
487
473
471
433
Ola Adeniji
Aubrey Lindstrom
Alexis Romanos
Eric Sanelle
Crystal Joele Rea
Brian Flick
401
373
351
340
326
284
TOTAL 4,932



Senate
Name Votes
Nam Vu
Fenuinui Bruce Leomiti
Amy Connolly
Foday Darboe
Danielle Bryant
Alex Yost
Anousa Sengsavanh
Patrick Beisell
Amanda Barron
Nishant Mehra
Moudou Lamin Demba
Ndey Mariama Jobe
Amanda Newberg
Oko Davaasuren
Alicia Katopodis
Korinna Irwin
Alex Polston
Brandi Campbell
Naomi Marshall
Christian Aniciete
Joey King
Stephen Schaell
540
455
442
434
425
418
409
408
408
408
389
377
377
367
364
363
360
330
329
328
318
315
Reilly Bates
John Wawro
Anna Malenkovich
Ryan Welch
Courtney Koshinsky
Joshua Rassi
Channbunmorl Sou
Tony Villarreal
Matthew King
Nathan Kersey
Cassandra Fowler
Ridley Sophia Williams
314
311
308
307
306
288
287
284
283
283
265
188
TOTAL 11,988

An Excel sheet containing the raw data for the election results is available: www.aspsu.pdx.edu/elections/2006/ASPSU_Elections06_raw.xls

A detailed report of the IRV process for this election is available: www.aspsu.pdx.edu/elections/2006/ASPSU_Elections06_irvoutput.htm

A sample of the IRV ballot is available: www.aspsu.pdx.edu/elections/2006/ASPSU_Elections06_irvballot.htm