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2021 USG Election Results

Total Number of Voters      Overall                   568
                                           Undergraduate      551
                                            Graduate                  17
Student Trustee (voted on by both undergraduate and graduate students)
Joshua “Jake” Bates                345      60.7 percent - Winner of Election
Neha Agarwal                         176      31.0 percent
Adriana Voci                            47         8.3 percent
Undergraduate Student Government – President/Vice President
Margaret “Macie” Jones & Hadley Zibel                    300      54.5 percent - Winner of Election
Jonathon Sturgeon & Maura Driscoll                        251      45.6 percent
Undergraduate Student Government – Senate Members - Everyone listed is a Winner, and has been elected
Isabella Loboa Velasquez        249                  10.57 percent
Angie Muse                            217                  9.21 percent
Farrin Khan                            215                  9.13 percent
Divya Madhavaiya                   184                  7.81 percent
Sarah Hazlett                         172                  7.3 percent
Isabel Raymond                      136                 5.77 percent
Izabel Depina                         128                  5.43 percent
Neha Agarwal                         126                  5.35 percent
Cora Cluett                             116                  4.92 percent
Jake Bates                              109                  4.63 percent
Sidney Kuesters                      103                  4.37 percent
Matthew Reiad                          99                  4.2 percent
Leonardo DeSouza                    94                  3.99 percent
Jonathon Sturgeon                    85                  3.61 percent
Gordon Smith                           82                  3.48 percent
Oleksiy Bielov                           69                   2.93 percent
John Gervais                             43                   1.82 percent
Isaiah Thelwell                          41                   1.74 percent
Talia Hammond                         35                   1.48 percent
Nalani Depina                            30                  1.27 percent
Manas Vyas                               21                  0.89 percent

Graduate Student Assembly – Vice President
Krystal-Gayle O’Neill               16                    94.1 percent - Winner of Election
Choose Not to Vote                   1                     5.9 percent
 
 
Graduate Student Assembly – Treasurer
Chantal English                       14                    82.4 percent - Winner of Election
Choose Not to Vote                   3                    17.6 percent
Referendum Question  #1 (voted on by undergraduate students)
Referendum Question 1 (Action): Calling for the Undergraduate Student Body to support the decrease of the $9 waivable MASSPIRG fee on the student bill per semester to a $4 waivable fee per semester due to the glaring partisanship evident in the organization, which has historically used the funds to advocate for one political agenda. Additionally, this waivable fee takes advantage of student’s ignorance about their student bills. Public university funds, especially those paid through student bills should instead be championing for programs such as free academic tutoring, career services, and other programs that benefit the entire student body. A yes vote on this question will continue the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, and funded through a four dollar ($4) per student, per semester, waivable fee that appears on your tuition bill. A no vote on this question will continue the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, to be funded through a nine dollar ($9) per student, per semester, waivable fee that appears on your tuition bill. 
No                                               71 percent - Winner
Yes                                              29 percent        
Referendum Question  #2 (voted on by undergraduate and graduate students)

Referendum Question 1  (Action): MASSPIRG is a statewide, student-directed, non-partisan, organization. For almost 50 years, we’ve worked to mobilize students on campus to do research, advocacy, education, and service on a variety of issues including environmental protection, public health, youth voter mobilization, affordable higher education, and poverty relief efforts. MASSPIRG chapters across the state pool resources and hire a staff of professionals to work with students on issues that concern us as members of the community. Do you support the continued existence of the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston funded through a $9 per-student per-semester waivable fee? Any student choosing not to support MASSPIRG may waive the fee. If you vote yes: A yes vote on this question will continue the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, to be funded through a nine dollar ($9) per student, per semester, waivable fee that appears on your tuition bill. If you vote no: A no vote on this question will remove the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. A yes vote on this question will continue the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, to be funded through a nine dollar ($9) per student, per semester, waivable fee that appears on your tuition bill. A no vote on this question will remove the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year
Yes                                    84 percent - Winner (includes a 1.5 percent reduction in votes due to election violations)  
No                                     15 percent