Student government saw record first-day voter turnout Monday as nearly 12 percent of the student body cast their vote on RAMweb – nearly double the number of students who voted last year, said Emily Laue, the elections director for the Associated Students of CSU.
The elections, which will continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday, saw stronger voting from sophomores than any other grade level, with their numbers totaling 652. Juniors came in second with 652 votes, while freshman took third with 575, seniors fourth with 537 and graduate students fifth with 56.
The women’s vote was stronger than men’s at 1,334, while 1,140 men voted.
The university’s declared stretch goal of 25 percent, or 5,380 students was nearly slashed in half the first day with 2,474 votes.
“We’re in range,” Laue said. “We just have to continue with all the hard work.”
A breakdown of placement was not available because the online voting system can’t be shut down to tabulate the vote in the middle of the voting process, Laue said.