After finishing in an unprecedented tie during regular freshman elections with Wharton and College freshman Sebastian Negron, Wharton freshman Samina Hydery was elected the 2016 Class Board Wharton chair over Negron, the Nominations and Elections Committee announced Wednesday afternoon.
The voter turnout for the run-off election was 36.3 percent, according to NEC Chair and Engineering and Wharton senior Alec Miller. All other freshman Class Board positions were announced Sunday evening.
“The fact that I had the potential to make an impact on the college as a whole was what drove me to run,” Hydery said. “I was pleasantly surprised how the election turned out.”
Miller shared a similar type of enthusiasm for the election.
“It was definitely interesting from an election standpoint because this doesn’t happen very often, but most of all it shows that every vote really does matter,” he said. “This is also relevant in terms of the upcoming November elections, which are extremely high stakes, and the spring elections next year.”