Commission tallies results from polls

by Elizabeth Cook

Polls closed for student government elections at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ed Kim, the adviser for the All-Campus Elections Commission, said they have 24 hours to verify and tally the votes before making results public.

He also assured the Daily that all students who voted online had their votes tallied correctly, regardless of error messages.

Nathan Olson, a Spanish and linguistics major, and Adam Engelman, a political science junior, based their platform on safety and textbook affordability.

Emma Olson, a business and political science sophomore, and Ross Skattum, an anthropology junior, based their platform on student housing concerns and textbook costs.

Santiago Merea, a public policy master’s student, and Kristen Denzer, a master’s student in liberal studies and advocacy and political leadership are both running for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly president position.

If elected, Merea plans to create networking events for graduate students on campus. Denzer would like to reduce turnover rate within the organization and create more of a community for graduate and professional students.