All 13 of the vacant seats in Student Congress were filled Monday after a special election that saw 564 students vote online.
But write-in candidates, who won the vast majority of open graduate student seats, must formally accept their seats in order for the body to avoid another special election.
Despite concerns about filling graduate student seats, Board of Elections chairwoman Shruthi Sundaram said the election was a success.
WINNERS OF SEATS IN STUDENT CONGRESS
District 2: Christy Lambden
District 3: Imran Froogh
District 4: Brittany Best
District 7: Josh Sydes
District 8: Brittany Lehman, John Robertson, Laura Brade, Kristopher Vorren, Steve Milder
District 9: Brian Farkas, Monique Conway
District 10: Kim Niver, Alex Sherman
Filling graduate seats is an issue that occurs from year to year. That includes this year, Sundaram said.
“Part of that is that there’s only one seat open in the four undergraduate districts, whereas some of the graduate districts have multiple seats open,” Sundaram said before results were known.