Statistically speaking: Elections at CMU
Voting for Carnegie Mellon’s student government elections opens on March 26 at noon, and closes on Mach 31 at 6 p.m. After the elections — and the Election Board’s subsequent ratification meeting — the student body will have a new president, vice president, vice president for finance, vice president for organizations, and Student Senate.
In past years, turnout for Student Government elections has been sparse.
17.9: Percentage of students who voted in last year’s Student Government elections. In 2013, 17 percent of all students voted. 2014’s voter rate was slightly up from the previous year.
32.21: Percentage of undergraduate students who voted in last year’s Student Government elections. In 2013, 29.91 percent voted, a percentage lower than last year’s turnout.
3.32: Percentage of graduate students who voted in last year’s Student Government elections. In 2013, voter turnout for graduates was higher, with a 4.73 percent turnout.
57.5: Percentage of eligible Americans who voted in the 2012 presidential election.
Sources: Elect@CMU, Center for the Study of the American Electorate