This year, 23 candidates are running for the 13 elected USAC positions. Nine positions are contested. Three slates, groups of students who pool their resources together and run on similar platforms, are running candidates in the spring elections. Two new slates emerged for this year's elections: Bruin Alliance and LET'S ACT!. Bruin Alliance is running two candidates and LET'S ACT! is running 10. Bruins United is running eight candidates.