Students packed into the Student Activity Center caucus room waiting in anticipation for the names of the 2016 Associated Students of Madison preliminary election winners to be announced.

ASM saw a 53 percent increase in voter turnout in comparison to last year, with 4,305 total completed ballots. Last year, about 7 percent of the total student population voted in the elections.

The elections filled 29 student council seats and three SSFC seats for the 2016-17 school year.

The results are as follows:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/School of Veterinary Medicine

1. Jordan Gaal, 326 votes

2. Alexa Bertz, 284 votes

School of Business

Deena Whitwam, 114 votes

School of Education

Tyriek Mack, 114 votes

College of Engineering

1. Thomas Feustel, 264 votes

2. Madhuvanthi Sridhar, 261 votes

School of Human Ecology, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy

1. Nisreen Atta, 299 votes

2. Kay-Jah Charles, 2 votes

College of Letters and Science

1. Kenneth Cole, 1370 votes

2. Mariam Coker, 1159 votes

3. Vanessa Studer, 949 votes

4. Zachary Pravato, 917 votes

5. Ali Khan, 887 votes

6. Omer Arain, 789 votes

7. Shannon Roche, 752 votes

8. Valeria Martinez, 682 votes

9. Colton Wickland, 664 votes

10. Mahima Chawla, 590 votes

11. Katherine Kerwin, 579 votes

12. Katrina Morrison, 555 votes

School of Medicine and Public Health

Jeffrey Jensen, 11 votes

School of Law

Reginald Thedford, 54 votes

Graduate School

1. Tega Anene-Maidoh, 400 votes

2. Glen Thurston, 218 votes

3. Glen Water, 135 votes

4. Beau Burdett, 68 votes

5. Khuram Zaman, 68 votes

6. Janelle Perez, 61 votes

Special Students

Stephan Chang, 10 votes

Student Services Finance Committee

1. Tyriek Mack, 1339 votes

2. Kristi Parsons, 757 votes

3. Jordanna Jast, 668 votes

Many students were overjoyed with the results and celebrated after the announcements were completed.