Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM)

YOU are the Tufts Community Union (TCU), so exercise your right and duty to VOTE! Petitions here: ht

Tufts Elections Commission orchestrates campus-wide elections for the TCU Senate, TCU Judiciary, and the Committee on Student Life. In addition, ECOM will hold elections whenever necessary for referenda, constitutional changes, community representatives, and student organizations that want an impartial third-party to run their officer elections.

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09/26/2022

Candidates Forum

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09/13/2022

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04/26/2022

pres debate

presidential debate

04/12/2022

Spring 2022 Candidates Forum

Spring 2022 Candidates Forum

04/12/2022

CANDIDATE FORUM TONIGHT!! will be live-streamed on facebook at 5:30, also in person in Eaton 201!!

ECOM By-Laws - Updated 2021 12/09/2021

ECOM By-Laws - Updated 2021

IMPORTANT: ECOM is holding an open meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 2:00pm EST to adopt a new set of bylaws. Any questions, comments, or other thoughts may be brought and shared with the members of ECOM at this meeting. It will be held in the ECOM Office, Campus Center Room 206, and is open to any member of the TCU. You can view our newly proposed bylaws below. We hope to see you there for this important meeting!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOaIUaQxG_YgvcM26R_PywdAyz_2NdQPt7Sy9qsqvI8/edit?usp=sharing

ECOM By-Laws - Updated 2021 TCU Elections Commission (ECOM) Bylaws Set to be Adopted December 14, 2021 The TCU Elections Commission shall organize and conduct campus-wide elections for the Tufts Community Union, ensure fair elections, promote the proper representation of student voice in the Tufts Community Union, act as ...

09/29/2021

Hello everyone,

We are aware of the technical difficulties with the ballot for students in the class of 2025. FOR THOSE WHO WERE UNABLE TO VOTE FOR CLASS OF 2025 SENATORS YESTERDAY, PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR A NEW BALLOT TO VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS YOU COULD NOT. Please note that this means Class of 2025 Senate results will not be available until tomorrow afternoon.

09/28/2021

Hi everyone!! Here are the blurbs for the candidates in the Fall 2021 Election…. VOTING STARTS AT NOON TOMORROW!!

Class of 2025 Senators:

Derek Ryan: I want to paint the cannon! This small act of civil disobedience tells me that Tufts values both independent thinkers and community traditions. In my short time here, I have fallen in love with Tufts. The community is kind, the people are generous, and the days are fun. My hopes for TCU senate stem from that love. I want the best for this school, and I know I am the guy to make it happen. If you love Tufts university like I do and care about issues that matter and change that's important, vote for me!

Aniyah Perry: Hello, fellow Jumbos! My name is Aniyah Perry and I’m advocating for a spot in the TCU Senate to represent the class of 2025. One thing that is certain about our class is that we have unique characteristics that no other class can compare to. This relates to being one of the biggest classes Tufts has ever enrolled. Our personal connection to Tufts is what made us be in this space at the same time. I promise that we as a student body can broaden that connection through stories and conversations about experiences, education, and innovative ideas for the future.

Anthony Yu: Do you believe there should be more funding for student organizations focused on increasing diversity and fighting unjust marginalization on campus? Do you feel your academic experience would benefit from an extension of the Exceptional Pass/Fail option to the Fall 2021 semester as we ease back into in-person classes and activities? I have put out detailed plans and proposals that will begin to produce a wide range of tangible benefits as soon as I am elected. I am running to bring positive change to campus instead of empty rhetoric because it’s our time, so let’s not waste it.

Joao Ribeiro: For The People, and to the people. If elected to the TCU Senate, I will work to make sure that all voices on campus are heard, even if that's two or 200. I will fight to defend the rights of all students and, if I'm being honest, make Tufts even more cool. At the end of the day, my objective is to make people at Tufts happier. Why? Because João is # ForThePeople

Niki Patel: Thanks for coming out to vote! My name is Niki (she/they) and I’m a first generation college student, Indian-American, and prospective biopsychology major. Curious about my campaign? Here’s what you need to know to cast your vote. As senator, I’ll collaborate with activist groups, identity centers, and students like you on campus to ensure that Tufts moves towards a more equitable, accountable, and transparent environment for everyone. Join me in uplifting student voices, especially those identifying with underserved communities on campus, regarding sustainability, accessibility, and campus life. I am ecstatic to work with you to improve our community! Onwards!

Eva Sheedy: Throughout high school, I involved myself in advocacy work and tried to address injustices in whatever small ways I could from attending protests to signing petitions. Now that I’m in college, I want to take my passion for social justice and work towards making Tufts more equitable and sustainable through the TCU. Some of my goals include ensuring summer pay for dining hall workers, ending indirect fossil fuel investments, and buying reusable to-go containers for the dining halls. If you want to learn more about my ideas for improving Tufts, go check out my Instagram

Nessren Ourdyl: Hi! My name is Nessren Ourdyl. I came to Tufts as a first-generation, low-income student, and I want to make it a place where everyone, regardless of racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic status can thrive academically, socially, and with opportunity. I want everyone to feel like a Tufts Student by increasing transparency, advocating for all identity specific issues, and increasing accessibility and equity on campus in all domains, especially financial hurdles. It takes a village to succeed, so I am prioritizing community-building in the freshman class, especially in battling the disconnection within the class based on this year’s unique housing situations. Join me and my fight to a Tufts experience (AND opportunity) for all!

Tolu Adewumi: My motto is “uplift the unHERD”. I promise to listen, advocate and organize for what we all want. Let’s add student workers to the mailroom to have more work study jobs and increase efficiency. Let’s try to get printers in dorms and negotiate the pricing for all students. Let’s make more affordable food options by having more frequent Discover Davis events and allowing more places that accept meal swipes in Davis and even on campus. Together we’ve got this!

Anika Pearl: These last two years have been unprecedented; every Tufts student, be it from the pandemic to the explosive social and environmental events impacting our country, has been affected in some way. Physically and emotionally, many of us face new emotional challenges. Our needs have changed. Some in our community are struggling to find a source of happiness in our otherwise overwhelming world. I am running to advocate for Joy and expand mental health and wellness resources in our community. My ability to listen and communicate makes me an effective advocate for all students. Together, let’s bring Joy For Jumbos.

Natalie Rossinow: Since middle school, I've been involved in student government and represented my peers. My experience culminated in becoming Student Body President senior year. I worked closely with peers and faculty, creating change as COVID-19 turned my school upside down. It's essential to have an experienced senator as Tufts continues navigating COVID, facing profound challenges. I won't make promises I can't keep, but I will make TCU decisions with our class's integrity, values, and strength. My experience best qualifies me for this position, and my dedication will shine through in my service. Vote Natalie Rossinow TCU Senate 2025!

Committee on Student Life

Erika Effenberger: Hi Jumbos! My name is Erika Effenberger (she/her) and I am a sophomore running for the Committee on Student Life (CSL). I've been a part of student council ever since I can remember and I would love to represent the Tufts student body! As a part of CSL, I will create practical and realistic solutions for the everyday problems students face. CSL is dedicated to upholding the principles, ideals, and values of Tufts and now more than ever it is essential that leaders work with administration to make sure that all voices are heard!

Ben Carris: Hi everyone! My name is Ben Carris, and I’m running to be your next CSL rep! I have two years of student government experience, and I also served as VP and Captain of my high school’s Mock Trial team. If elected, I pledge to you that I will incorporate diverse student voices, experiences, perspectives into every CSL meeting I attend. I also plan to be as transparent as possible and keep it real during tough discussions. As CSL rep, I promise to make sure that your suggestions and feedback are a vital part of every decision that the CSL makes. Thank you for considering my candidacy and as always Go Jumbos!!!

FIRST Community Senator:

Ayomide Oloyede: My name is Ayomide (Ayo) Oloyede and I am one of your candidates for FIRST Community Senator. As a first-generation, low-income, African-American, I am all too familiar with operating in a system that doesn’t take into account my needs. So as a member of the FIRST Community, I would push the administration to look critically at the needs of low income students and take into account affordability by implementing textbook stipends and a more comprehensive utilization of the JumboCash system. With your vote, we can ensure that economic standing doesn’t stand in the way of success!

Bushrah Khan: I am running for TCU student government because I want to be a strong advocate and voice for the FIRST community on campus. I want to bring the issues and obstacles my community faces as an underrepresented and underfunded community on campus to the forefront and push to make changes to better support my community.

International Community Senator:

Kritika Jalan: An international student from India myself, I am currently living in the international - house, constantly surrounded by peers from all over the globe. I understand the hardships and obstacles international students face when they transition to a new country while starting a completely new chapter of their lives. Last year was especially difficult with no parents or guardians to help us move in, not many chances to interact with the community and the sudden cultural change. I want to be able to do my part to help make this transition for international students easier.

Latinx Community Senator:

Odalis Vargas: As a member of the student body, there have been experiences where attention nor consideration have been accounted for, by students, administrators, and the institution itself. Being a part of the latinx community on campus has shown me the inconsistent recognition in policy, funding, and campus life. Providing funding and shared spaces on campus is only the minimum; there are facets of the Tufts community where policy and administrative change must occur. With a seat at the table, I hope to reach beyond the classic diversity photo-op and represent a prominent community of the student body.

Judiciary:

Caroline Vandis: Hi! I’m running for TCU Judiciary because I want to continue to be an active member of the Tufts community, and what better way than to get into the thick of it. I came to Tufts because I love hearing about peoples’ passions and what they’re interested in, and being a member of TCUJ is a great way to learn about all the student orgs on campus and meet cool, enthusiastic people who want to create spaces on campus to share their interests, identities, or ideas. I’m hardworking, responsible, and excited to get involved.

Ethan VanGosen: a freshman from the Chicago-area studying biopsychology. While I have plenty of academic interests, joining and contributing to student organizations has always been at my core. I know that many students feel the same way, so it is my goal to ensure that all ideas, all voices are properly and equitably heard during the club recognition process. I bring experience to the table, just coming out of four years of high school student council involvement, where I served as VP and chair of a 100-student advisory board. Now, I’m ready to make an impact at Tufts. Vote VanGosen!

Nicholas Christos: I am running for TCU student government because I believe in the potential of all Tufts has to offer. Often, we forget how special this place is and take it for granted. The opportunities are endless here. After taking a gap year, I come to Tufts with great enthusiasm to be here. I bring an optimistic outlook and an understanding that the school can certainly be improved. Yes, I am a freshman and I have a lot to learn, but I bring clear eyes and a clear mind to working on improving the school.

Womens Community Senator:

Krystal Mutebi: Hi everyone! My name is Krystal Mutebi and I am a candidate for the TCU’s Women’s Community Senator seat! Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I came to Tufts this year with an intended major of Biopsychology. As an Ugandan American woman, I have personal ties to understanding the necessity of giving women a platform to be heard. If I were to be elected, I would be incredibly grateful to be a part of the movement as we push down the walls of adversity and create a more gender inclusive and gender equal Tufts University.

Class of 2022:

Victor Arsenescu: Because I have the best interest of my classmates at heart, I have experience with being a first generation college student in the US, and because I want to take an active role in the way our school is run.

Class of 2023:

Enrique Rodriguez: I am running for senate to be a voice and presence for people in my community on campus and to help enact positive change. I believe that amplifying marginalized voices will help to facilitate meaningful and inclusive interactions on campus and I will make every effort to do so. I will also advocate that the decisions being made by senate are in the true interests of the student body and meet the needs of everyone.

09/27/2021
09/27/2021

ECOM Fall 2021 Elections Candidates Forum

Come watch the candidates for the Fall 2021 Elections present their candidacies!

09/26/2021

TONIGHT. WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON FACEBOOK… TUNE IN!!

09/22/2021
09/14/2021
09/10/2021

Our GENERAL INTEREST MEETING will be on Tuesday, September 14th at 9 pm in Eaton 201 !!! If you are interested in running for student government please come to learn about the election process and how to apply for candidacy. Attached are the current open positions. We can’t wait!!!

09/04/2021

If you missed the TCU Student Government Orientation today, or want to find out more information about TCU Senate, Judiciary, CSL, or ECOM, check out our orientation recording below! You'll find information about the roles of the different branches and which positions are open for our upcoming fall election. Let us know if you have any further questions by messaging us here, or sending an email to [email protected].

09/04/2021

Hi everyone!! The orientation for the Tufts Community Union- Student Government is tomorrow, September 4th at 5 pm in Pearson 104. This is open to all people, especially class of 2025, who are interested in learning more about student government and the process of elections. This event will be live streamed on Facebook on this ECOM page, so please tune in if you cannot be at the in person meeting!!

04/27/2021

Here are the more detailed results from our recent presidential election!! Again congrats to Amma and to both candidates for a great campaign!!

04/24/2021

Results for the TCU Presidential Election are in:

Amma Agyei has been elected TCU President.

Total voter turnout in the election was 34%.

More official numeric results will come tomorrow. Thank you to both candidates for running a great race!

04/23/2021

Don’t forget to cast your ballot!! Voting ends at midnight today.

04/23/2021

ATTENTION- In the email sent to you all containing the ballot for the presidential election, it says that the election will close at noon tomorrow. This is a MISTAKE, the correct time voting closes is ON MIDNIGHT FRIDAY.

04/22/2021

VOTING HAS BEGUN FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS!!! voting will close at midnight on friday!!! Cast your ballot from the link sent to your email!

04/22/2021

Voting is now LIVE for the 2021 TCU Presidential Election! Check your Tufts email for a link to the ballot. You'll simply have to click that link, sign in through your Tufts account, and vote! Voting will be open for 36 hours, until tomorrow, Friday April 23rd, at midnight. Two candidates are running for TCU President: Amma Agyei and Tim Leong. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. Happy voting!

04/22/2021

2021 TCU Presidential Debate

Come see candidates for TCU President, Amma Agyei and Tim Leong!

TCU election results, presidential candidates announced - The Tufts Daily 04/21/2021

TCU election results, presidential candidates announced - The Tufts Daily

TCU election results, presidential candidates announced - The Tufts Daily Elections for the Tufts Community Union Senate and Judiciary seats and Committee on Student Life seats took place over Qualtrics on April 13 and 14. The results were announced by the Tufts Elections Commission. On April 15, two TCU senators from the Class of 2022 announced their candidacy for presid...

Presidential Debate Questions 04/20/2021

Presidential Debate Questions

The TCU Presidential Debate is coming up TOMORROW, Wednesday April 21, at 8:00pm EST. You'll be able to find the Facebook livestream of the debate right here on the Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) page. Two candidates are running to be your next TCU President: Amma Agyei and Tim Leong. Do you have a question for the candidates that you'd like asked during the debate? Submit a question here! https://forms.gle/6vPCHkYA7vRhHz6q7

Presidential Debate Questions Submit a question here to be asked during the debate for the TCU Presidential Elections.

Photos from Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM)'s post 04/18/2021

The TCU Presidential Election is underway! Voting will take place this upcoming Thursday, April 22 at noon EST through Friday, April 23th at 11:59pm EST (for a total of 36 hours). There are two candidates running to be your TCU President: Amma Agyei and Tim Leong. Check out our page (Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM)) and their pages (Amma for TCU Senate President & Tim Leong for TCU President) for more information over the course of this week!

04/14/2021

There are two hours left to vote in the TCU Spring Election! Voting closes at noon EST today. Take a minute to vote now if you haven’t yet and make your voice heard!

Voting is now LIVE for the 2021 Spring Election! Check your Tufts email for a link to the ballot, sign in through your Tufts login, and vote for candidates for TCU student government. The voting process is quick and easy, and the best way you can make your voice heard today. The ballot will be open until 12pm EST tomorrow, April 14th. If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder or other folders. Additionally, please make sure you submit your ballot once finished and receive an email confirming your ballot has been submitted. If you have any questions or issues, please email us at [email protected]! Happy voting!

04/13/2021

Voting is now LIVE for the 2021 Spring Election! Check your Tufts email for a link to the ballot, sign in through your Tufts login, and vote for candidates for TCU student government. The voting process is quick and easy, and the best way you can make your voice heard today. The ballot will be open until 12pm EST tomorrow, April 14th. If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder or other folders. Additionally, please make sure you submit your ballot once finished and receive an email confirming your ballot has been submitted. If you have any questions or issues, please email us at [email protected]! Happy voting!

04/13/2021

TCU Spring Election Candidates Forum!

Come hear from candidates for TCU student government ahead of the Spring Election TOMORROW!

04/06/2021

There are still positions open that need candidates! Apply to run in the Spring Election until today at noon! Here is the link to apply: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

**UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended 24 hours until April 6th at 12pm noon EST!**

Applications to run in the Spring Election are due TOMORROW, April 5th, at 12pm noon EST. All TCU student government positions are open: 29 Senate seats (7 Class Senate seats for each class year and 8 Community Senate seats), 7 Judiciary seats, and 5 Committee on Student Life seats. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

04/05/2021

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended 24 hours until tomorrow, April 6th, at 12pm noon EST! There is still time to apply to run!

**UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended 24 hours until April 6th at 12pm noon EST!**

Applications to run in the Spring Election are due TOMORROW, April 5th, at 12pm noon EST. All TCU student government positions are open: 29 Senate seats (7 Class Senate seats for each class year and 8 Community Senate seats), 7 Judiciary seats, and 5 Committee on Student Life seats. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

04/05/2021

Applications are due in 2 hours! Apply to run today! The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

**UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended 24 hours until April 6th at 12pm noon EST!**

Applications to run in the Spring Election are due TOMORROW, April 5th, at 12pm noon EST. All TCU student government positions are open: 29 Senate seats (7 Class Senate seats for each class year and 8 Community Senate seats), 7 Judiciary seats, and 5 Committee on Student Life seats. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

04/04/2021

**UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended 24 hours until April 6th at 12pm noon EST!**

Applications to run in the Spring Election are due TOMORROW, April 5th, at 12pm noon EST. All TCU student government positions are open: 29 Senate seats (7 Class Senate seats for each class year and 8 Community Senate seats), 7 Judiciary seats, and 5 Committee on Student Life seats. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

TCU Spring Elections 2021 Official Application 03/31/2021

TCU Spring Elections 2021 Official Application

In case you missed our GIM, the application to be a candidate in the TCU Spring Elections 2021 is now LIVE! It is due April 5th at 12pm EST. The link to fill out the application and run for TCU student government is here: https://forms.gle/iTnq4U3tu4tKCKC2A

TCU Spring Elections 2021 Official Application The Election Commission will be using an application to be eligible to run for a TCU position If you would like to run for an office in the TCU Spring Elections, please fill out the following application, which will be read over and confirmed by the TCU Elections Commission (ECOM). Please remember t...

03/30/2021

Our GIM is TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST over Zoom! Come join us if you're interesting in running, the Zoom link is here: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/96427561568?pwd=ZFF4Q2EydDNrc0NLMXFTN1p2eWJpdz09

Interested in running for student government in next month's Spring Election? Come to our GIM this Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST over Zoom! Every position in the TCU is up for election: seats for Class Year and Community Senators, the Judiciary, and the Committee on Student Life. If you'd like to hear more about the positions and learn about running for office, join ECOM over Zoom this Tuesday night with the link here: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/96427561568?pwd=ZFF4Q2EydDNrc0NLMXFTN1p2eWJpdz09

03/28/2021

Interested in running for student government in next month's Spring Election? Come to our GIM this Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST over Zoom! Every position in the TCU is up for election: seats for Class Year and Community Senators, the Judiciary, and the Committee on Student Life. If you'd like to hear more about the positions and learn about running for office, join ECOM over Zoom this Tuesday night with the link here: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/96427561568?pwd=ZFF4Q2EydDNrc0NLMXFTN1p2eWJpdz09

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