GUSA election, with 3,152 votes cast, may have set new turnout record
Sam Ungar (COL ’12), the Georgetown University Student Association parliamentarian, said in an e-mail that today’s election may have had the highest turnout of any GUSA election to date:
“Assuming an undergraduate population near 7,092 (the 2008-09 enrollment, which is the last publicly available figure on the University’s website),” he writes, “we had a turnout of approximately 44 percent in this election. It is believed that this is a new record turnout for a GUSA Presidential election, beating the previous record by some 500 votes—I will be working to confirm this over the next few days.”
Below is a graph Ungar compiled with data from the Election Commission, which is expected to release the results of the election at 11 p.m. tomorrow. So far, says Election Commissioner, there have been no major problems with voting.
Since the numbers are a little hard to read, here’s a quick breakdown (Speaker Adam Talbot tells Vox that you have to guesstimate times):
- 1,500 around 10:30 p.m. last night … 2,070 votes around 2 a.m. this morning
- 2,390 … 2,445 … 2,538 … 2,715 … 2,775 … 2,962 … 2,995 … 3,010 … 3,099 … 3,111 … 3,152!