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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Campus passes ASM constitution

The student body passed a referendum to change the student government’s constitution while also electing over 30 representatives to serve in Associated Students of Madison positions in elections which took place Monday through Wednesday.

Preliminary results show 15 percent of the student body participated in the elections, with a total of 6,077 completed ballots.

Voter turnout increased from last spring when only 11.4 percent of the student body submitted ballots.

Student Elections Chair Mickey Stevens said placing the ASM constitution referendum on the ballot likely contributed to increased voter participation.

“It’s something that’s a bigger deal,” Stevens said. “It’s an issue that more students may have cared about.”

The new constitution passed by a vote of 3,065 “yes” votes to 1,190 “no” votes.

Student Council Rep. Sean McNally, who drafted and proposed the new constitution, said the constitution will “streamline a lot of ASM’s processes” and allow the new branches to focus on their respective areas.

A 15-member committee made up of ASM leadership and grassroots committee chairs will draft bylaws for the new student government structure, which will then be sent to Student Council and would need to pass by a two-thirds vote.

ASM Spring 2013 Election Results

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/School of Veterinary Medicine

Devon Hamilton

Ryan Prestil

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School of Business

Rebecca Buell

School of Education

Emily Reich

College of Engineering

Erik Larson

Brett Ducharme

School of Human Ecology, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy

Mike Van Sistine

Martin Michael Babcock

College of Letters and Science

Sarah Neibart

Genevieve Carter

Carissa Szlosek

Mia Akers

David Gardner

Benjamin Agatston

Courtney Jackson

Christopher Hoffman

Justin Bloesch

Hannah Kinsella

Kayla Van Cleave

Maria Giannopoulos

School of Medicine and Public Health

James Lehman

School of Law

John Lightfield

Graduate School

Jamie Wheeler

Andrew Kidd

David Albino

Katie Cary

Kyle Rak

Brett Halverson

Special Students

Rishina Tah

Student Services Finance Committee

David Vines

German Larrain

Dylan Fiedler

Callen Raveret

Sam Domach

Senior Class President

Joe Meeker

Senior Class Vice President

Andrew Bulovsky

Senior Class Secretary

Andrew Bulovsky

Senior Class Treasurer

Sarah Neibart

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