U. of Oklahoma Runs Successful IRV Election

Chelsea Render, UOSA president-electThe University of Oklahoma Student Association (UOSA) held its first IRV election in late March. A four-way race for president demonstrated the need to determine a majority winner. Chelsea Render (left) led the first round of counting with only 31.8 percent; after a two-round instant runoff elimination, she won the presidency with 54.7 percent. The race saw record turnout for UOSA election with 7,675 (32.3%) students voting. The chief election administrator and all candidates described the online instant runoff election as successful.

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