Welcome to the USG elections center! All election highlights, candidate information, policy changes and election results will be posted here. Class elections start October 1st, 2012.

Spring 2015 Election & Referendum Results

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the Spring 2015 Elections below! The outcome of the referendum is also below. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of the candidates for participating in this election and to everyone who voted!

There will be a runoff election for 2018 Class Council Treasurer. Voting for the runoff election will begin on Monday (4/27) at noon and will end on Wednesday (4/29) at noon. 2018ers: Be sure to vote!

2016 Class Government

President
Justin Ziegler

Vice President
Gwendolyn Lee

Social Chair
Alec Regulski

Treasurer
Richard Lu

Secretary
Priya Krishnan

2017 Class Government

President
Andrew Sun

Vice President
Nathan Suek

Social Chair
Ariel Hsing

Treasurer
Caroline Snowden

Secretary
Nusrat Ahmed

2018 Class Government

President
Chance Fletcher

Vice President
Rachel Yee

Social Chair
Anyssa Chebbi

Treasurer
Yash Patel (274) 43.4%
Jenny Zhang (268) 42.4%
Zachery Halem (89) 14.1%

**There will be a run-off between Yash Patel and Jenny Zhang. It will take place next week from Monday, April 27 at noon to Wednesday, April 29 at noon.**

Update (05/01/15): Yash Patel was elected as the 2017 Class Treasurer.

Secretary
Kevin Liu

U-Councilors

Brandon McGhee
Christopher Hsu
Dallas Nan
Ethan Marcus
Jacob Cannon
Lavinia Liang
Miranda Rosen
Naimah Hakim
Shobhit Kumar
Sol Taubin

Referendum

The referendum calling on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and the Princeton University Investment Company to divest from certain corporations “that maintain the infrastructure of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, facilitate Israel’s and Egypt’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or facilitate state repression against Palestinians by Israeli, Egyptian, and Palestinian Authority security force,” did not pass.

The results are:
Against: 1,067 votes (52.5%)
In Favor: 965 votes (47.5%)

~ Ella

Spring 2015 Elections Candidates & Referendum

Referendum

Divestment:

Referendum Question No. 1: Shall the undergraduates call on the Trustees of Princeton University and the Princeton University Investment Company (“PRINCO”) to divest from multinational corporations that maintain the infrastructure of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, facilitate Israel’s and Egypt’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or facilitate state repression against Palestinians by Israeli, Egyptian, and Palestinian Authority security forces, until these corporations cease such activities?

Please review this document for a full description of the referendum.

Your Candidates

Read the candidates statements here and find the current Senate members’ attendance here. Check this spreadsheet before voting to get an update on penalty points candidates have received for campaign violations. We will update our website with this information before voting begins. Voting starts on Monday, April 20

U-Councilor:

  • Brandon McGhee ’18
  • Christopher Hsu ’18
  • Dallas Nan ’16
  • Ethan Marcus ’18
  • Evan Bell ’18
  • Jacob Cannon ’17
  • Jessica Reed ’18
  • Kevin Bradicich ’18
  • Lavinia Liang ’18
  • Miranda Rosen ’18
  • Naimah Hakim ’16
  • Shobhit Kumar ’18
  • Sol Taubin ’16

Class of 2016 President:

  • Justin Ziegler

Class of 2017 President:

  • Andrew Sun

Class of 2018 President:

  • Chance Fletcher

Class of 2016 Vice President:

  • Gwendolyn Lee

Class of 2017 Vice President:

  • Nathan Suek

Class of 2018 Vice Presdient:

  • Angélica Vielma
  • Rachel Yee

Class of 2016 Treasurer:

  • Richard Lu

Class of 2017 Treasurer:

  • Caroline Snowden

Class of 2018 Treasurer:

  • Jenny Zhang
  • Yash Patel
  • Zachery Halem

Class of 2016 Social Chair:

  • Alec Regulski

Class of 2017 Social Chair:

  • Ariel Hsing

Class of 2018 Social Chair:

  • Anyssa Chebbi

Class of 2016 Secretary:

  • James Weldon
  • Priya Krishnan

Class of 2017 Secretary:

  • Nusrat Ahmed

Class of 2018 Secretary:

  • Kevin Liu

If you have any questions or concerns about the election, please contact Chief Elections Manager Grant Golub ’17 (ggolub@princeton.edu).

Spring 2015 Elections Registration

 

Hello all! Today marks the beginning of the USG Spring 2015 Elections. This year, Ella, Aleksandra and I have been spearheading an effort to encourage more people to run for office. This week, we will be releasing a video featuring outgoing U-Councilors discussing their experience working in USG, and I encourage you all to watch it and hear what they have to say. USG wants fresh voicesfresh faces and fresh ideas so that we can keep improving the organization and perform our main task better: working for YOU, the student body. That is our number one goal, and we want you to help us achieve that!

However, by being a member of USG, not only can you help students, but you can also learn valuable skills. As a U-Councilor, you will have the opportunity to lead your own project team, on a project you care about, with other students who are passionate about Princeton and want to improve the community. You’ll learn beneficial leadership skills, but you’ll also learn how to work with others and be a team player. USG can do a lot for you, too.

If you’re considering running, I encourage you to reach out to me, Ella or Aleksandra for more information. The era of big change starts with you, and now is the time. Together, let’s make Princeton a better place for all. 

Best,

Grant Golub

Chief Elections Manager

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Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to run. The positions up for election are:

  • U-Councilor (10 will be elected)
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018 Class President 
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018 Class Vice President
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018 Class Treasurer 
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018 Class Secretary
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018 Class Social Chair

Click here for the position descriptions.

Please carefully review the USG Elections Handbook for the full elections regulations. Failure to follow these procedures may jeopardize your candidacy.

Registration:

To register for the USG Spring Elections, you must submit the following by Sunday, April 12th at 5pm. Late registrations will not be accepted. By this deadline, you must:

  1. Submit your petition for USG office with all necessary signatures. Submit a hard copy with physical signatures to the mailbox on the USG Office door, Frist 204.
  2. Submit the candidate registration form electronically.
  3. Submit your candidate statement and picture electronically. Once submitted, you may not edit or change your statement or photograph.
  4. Attend an open house:

Tomorrow, April 7th at 8:30 pm in the USG Office (Frist 204)

Wednesday, April 8th at 8:30 pm in the USG Office (Frist 204)​​

 If you can’t make an open house, please email me (ggolub@princeton.edu) immediately.

Campaigning:

Campaigning officially begins as of noon next Monday (4/13). The details of campaign regulations are in the elections handbook.

Please see the elections timeline for upcoming events and deadlines. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!

**Don’t forgot to nominate a friend to run here! Nominations are not binding, and they’re anonymous!**

Referendum: 

If you’d like to submit an referendum, please visit this link. Email Vice President Aleksandra Czulak (aczulak@princeton.edu) for more information.

Best,

Grant Golub ’17 

Chief Elections Manager

ggolub@princeton.edu