Two tickets remain for Monday's run-off
The election isn't over yet for freshman candidates vying for class office.
Two tickets will square off in a run-off Monday, after securing the top percentages of votes on Wednesday in one of the most competitive freshman elections in recent history.
The Stephanie Pace-Allison Joseph ticket will face Jeni Hackbush and Caroline Dixon after the two tickets eliminated nine others.
The Pace-Joseph ticket secured 23 percent of the vote, leading the Hackbush-Dixon ticket who trailed with 13 percent of the vote.
Fifty-seven percent of the Class of 2003 voted, which is an unusually large turnout, according to elections commissioner Chrissie Renner.
"For a freshman election, that's very impressive," Renner said.
Part of the large turnout may be due to innovative campaigning techniques such as costumes and t-shirts.
"They did a phenomenal job of campaigning," Renner said. "It wasn't just my publicity, but their publicity as well. There were people actively campaigning by wearing t-shirts and passively campaigning through buttons as well."
The voting percentage is expected to remain high on Monday as well, and election officials are also expecting an increase in voters.
"There's always a larger percentage for a run-off," Renner said. "People start getting serious when it's down to two candidates. Also, voting on 11 tickets is overwhelming. People are more intense and concerned with who wins this now."
Freshman class board members were also elected Monday night, electing 13 positions from a field of 15 candidates. Megan Cavanaugh, Maria Conticelli, Torie Cox, Sarah DeRaedt, Andrea Fox, Karen Higley, Lauren Hofer, Becky Lindemann, Candi McEligott, Nicole Prezioso, Jenna Sousley, Emily Wick, and Brooke Wilkins were elected to positions on the board.
Voting hours Monday will be from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. outside the Noble Family Dining Hall.
All News Stories for Thursday, September 16, 1999