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Transfer Student Representative

President

Internal Vice President

External Vice President

General Representative

Academic Affairs Commissioner

Campus Events Commissioner

Community Service Commissioner

Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Facilities Commissioner

Financial Support Commissioner

Student Wellness Commissioner

Transfer Student Representative

Students to vote on four referenda during election week

Students can vote to increase their quarterly fees to support different referenda in the upcoming undergraduate student government election. The four referenda on the ballot this year aim to fund social justice programs, sustainability efforts, student wellness initiatives and UCLA Student Media. All fees will be adjusted for inflation.

For a referendum to pass, at least 20 percent of the student body must vote in the USAC election and the majority out of those who vote must vote in favor of the referendum. Voting begins on MyUCLA on Monday, and the polls will close Friday. The USAC Election Board will announce results that night at 9 p.m.

The Green Initiative Fund Referendum

The Green Initiative Fund Referendum, a referendum passed in 2008 but set to expire in 2018, funds projects promoting environmental sustainability on campus, such as the JazzReggae Festival and Ecochella. The revised language of the referendum on the ballot will remove the expiration date and allow the referendum to exist indefinitely. The referendum, if passed, would maintain the current cost of $4.80 per quarter.

Social Justice Referendum of 2016

The Social Justice Referendum of 2016 aims to increase funding for a variety of retention and outreach programs, including Community Programs Office-affiliated groups, the Academic Advancement Program and the Academic Affairs Commission, among others. It also aims to keep the John Wooden Center open 24 hours per day. The referendum, if passed, would cost $24.99 per quarter for each undergraduate student.

#UCLAWellness Referendum

The #UCLAwellness Referendum aims to fund three undergraduate student government offices, UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, and the USAC Contingency Programming Fund, a fund to which student groups and student government offices can apply to. The referendum, if passed, would cost each undergraduate student $6 per quarter in 2017, $12 per quarter in 2018 and $18 per quarter beginning fall 2019.

The Daily Bruin and Bruinwalk.com Referendum

The Daily Bruin and Bruinwalk.com Referendum aims to fund the Daily Bruin, Bruinwalk, a professor and course rating website specific to UCLA, and other UCLA Student Media organizations. The referendum, if passed, would cost $3 per quarter.


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2016-17 USAC COUNCILMEMBERS

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USAC Election Coverage

This year's USAC election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board's budget. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)
This year's USAC election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board's budget. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)
The Social Justice Referendum passed with 54.8 percent of the vote. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo Editor)
The Social Justice Referendum passed with 54.8 percent of the vote. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo Editor)
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The Social Justice Referendum passed with 54.8 percent of the vote. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo Editor)
The Social Justice Referendum passed with 54.8 percent of the vote. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo Editor)
(Efren Piñon/Daily Bruin)
(Efren Piñon/Daily Bruin)
Supporters of the Social Justice Referendum campaigned on Bruin Walk early this week. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
Supporters of the Social Justice Referendum campaigned on Bruin Walk early this week. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
The election board sanctioned Social Justice Referendum after the judicial board's ruling. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The election board sanctioned Social Justice Referendum after the judicial board's ruling. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Waves of Change is running three candidates for this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council referendum. (Owen Emerson/Assitant Photo editor)
Waves of Change is running three candidates for this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council referendum. (Owen Emerson/Assitant Photo editor)
Lindsay Allen, USAC Election Board chair, said the board did not violate the election code in a case she presented to the judicial board Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Lindsay Allen, USAC Election Board chair, said the board did not violate the election code in a case she presented to the judicial board Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Lindsay Allen, USAC Election Board chair, said the board did not violate the Election Code in a case she presented to the Judicial Board Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Lindsay Allen, USAC Election Board chair, said the board did not violate the Election Code in a case she presented to the Judicial Board Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
The undergraduate student government judicial board will review a petition filed in response to two sanctions the USAC Election Board issued the Social Justice Referendum. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
The undergraduate student government judicial board will review a petition filed in response to two sanctions the USAC Election Board issued the Social Justice Referendum. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
The undergraduate student government Election Board rescinded their second sanction toward the Social Justice Referendum on Tuesday. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
The undergraduate student government Election Board rescinded their second sanction toward the Social Justice Referendum on Tuesday. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
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Danny Siegel, currently an undergraduate student government general representative, is running to be USAC president with the student-run political group, or slate, Bruins United. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo editor)
Danny Siegel, currently an undergraduate student government general representative, is running to be USAC president with the student-run political group, or slate, Bruins United. (Owen Emerson/Assistant Photo editor)
Denea Joseph, a fourth-year political science student is running for undergraduate student government president under the student-run political group, or slate, Waves of Change.  (Hannah Ye/Assistant Photo editor)
Denea Joseph, a fourth-year political science student is running for undergraduate student government president under the student-run political group, or slate, Waves of Change.  (Hannah Ye/Assistant Photo editor)
Nineteen candidates attended the undergraduate student government candidate debates in De Neve auditorium Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Nineteen candidates attended the undergraduate student government candidate debates in De Neve auditorium Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)