We got Instant Runoff Voting!

The results are in from the vote on constitutional amendments. Everything passed except:

- Changing the name of the Racial Minority Senator
- Changing the Senate to Assembly + Club Support Board
- Having the Senate/Assembly elect the VP
- Securing SEA

That means that these things did happen:

- Securing SSIS
- Having “at least two” reps to the Board of Trustees instead of just two
- Instant Runoff Voting

Also other, less interesting things.

Full Results:

(You can check “which amendment is which” by cross-checking with this webspage)

Amendment 1 a and b: not 2/3 FAILED

Rank amendment Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 133 54.73
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 95 39.09
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 15 6.17

Amendment 1c: PASSES

Rank amendment Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 171 74.35
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 44 19.13
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 15 6.52

Amendment 1d: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 207 90.79
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 17 7.46
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 4 1.75

Amendment 2: not 2/3 FAILED

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 133 58.85
2 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 68 30.09
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 25 11.06

Amendment 3: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 187 79.24
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 37 15.68
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 12 5.08

Amendment 4: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 227 87.64
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 31 11.97
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 1 0.39

Amendment 5:  not 2/3 FAILED

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 145 51.97
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 117 41.94
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 17 6.09

Amendment 6: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 156 67.83
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 43 18.70
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 31 13.48

Amendment 7: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 198 79.20
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 41 16.40
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 11 4.40

Amendment 8: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 147 64.47
2 I choose to ABSTAIN 49 21.49
3 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 32 14.04

Amendment 9: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 189 82.89
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 28 12.28
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 11 4.82

Amendment 10: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 154 69.68
2 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 48 21.72
3 I choose to ABSTAIN 19 8.60

Amendment 11: PASSES

Rank Candidate Votes %
1 I cast my vote IN FAVOR OF the amendment 151 68.64
2 I choose to ABSTAIN 41 18.64
3 I cast my vote AGAINST the amendment 28 12.73

What each amendment means;

Briefly, the Amendment proposals are the following:

1. a. Replacement of “Senate” by an “Assembly” and addition of a “Club Support Board”
b. Vice President elected from within the Assembly
c. “Union Judiciary” changed to “Student Judiciary”
d. Mandatory Treasurer and Finance board training periods

2. “Racial Minority” senator name change to “Historically Underrepresented Races” and clarification that any member of the student body may run for the position but only those who declare themselves as such can vote

3. Adding a definition of Secured Organization as “those organizations that the student body recognizes as fundamental to the mission of the University”

4. Securing SSIS

5. Securing SEA

6. Clarifying that secured organizations’ “baseline” funding is actually “benchmark” funding.

7. Increase BEMCo’s Constitutional funding amount to help with auditing efficiency and new costs.

8. Include the Club Sports “Memorandum of Understanding” to constitutionally define how they receive funding.

9. Have “at least” two representatives to the Board of Trustees, leaving us the option of adding representatives in the future.

10. Use of Instant Runoff Voting for future elections to simplify elections, improve voter turnout, better represent will of the student body.

11. Additions to the formation and structure of the Constitutional Review Committee in the future.