Fall 2021 Wilf Election Results Released

By: Shoshanah Marcus  |  October 10, 2021

By Shoshanah Marcus, Editor in Chief

Editor’s Note: This article has been edited to correct the spelling of one of the Wilf candidate’s names.

On October 7, 2021, the Yeshiva University undergraduate student body on the Wilf campus voted for their respective Wilf candidates in the Fall 2021 student council elections.

Students on the Wilf campus voted on October 7, 2021 with polls opening at 7 AM and closing at 11 PM. In emails sent after 12 AM on October 8, 2021, candidates and students were notified of the results of the election. 

Eli Anina was elected as YSU Freshmen Representative, receiving 59.02% of the votes. 

For the YSU Sophomore Representative election, the majority of the votes came from write-in candidates, and ultimately resulted in a tie between Jake Schochet and write-in candidate, David Kohanchi. David Kohanchi was determined by the Canvassing Committee as an eligible write-in candidate following the election. Kohanchi also fulfilled the requirement of having received over 20 votes, which, under the Wilf Constitution Article X Section 5(3), makes him eligible to win. To resolve this tie and determine the winner of this election, the YSU Council will vote and the winner will be determined by the majority vote, as stated in Article X Section 5(2) of the Wilf Constitution. In a vote on October 8, 2021, the YSU Council determined that Jake Schochet will be the YSU Sophomore Representative, and David Kohanchi has been offered a position on the Student Life Committee.

No candidate was pre-approved for the YSU Katz Undergraduate School Representative position and no write-in candidate received over 20 votes, so no winner was selected. Another election will be held in the coming weeks to determine this vacant position.