University Elections Commission

The University Elections Commission is responsible for administering and certifying elections to the Central Student Government.

The Winter 2017 Elections will be held on March 22-23, 2017.  All currently enrolled students are eligible to vote online at

The Winter 2017 Candidate Application Period has ended. 

Winter 2017 Party Names:

–Better Than The Rest Party

–Defend Affirmative Action Party

–eMerge Party

–Movement Party

Click here to view an updated version of the UEC Rules of Practice & Procedure.

Click here to view the Election Director’s first weekly report to the CSG Student Assembly.

Click here to view the Election Director’s second weekly report to the CSG Student Assembly.


Election Director:  Jacob Pearlman.

Backup Election Director: Joe Moses. Joe is a first-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School, a double wolverine, and a former professional actor. Favorite acting memories include: providing voices for Star Trek: Intro Darkness and many episodes of The Simpsons, producing and performing a national tour of The Joe Moses One-Man Showses (JMOMS), and playing Professor Snape in Team StarKid’s A Very Potter Musical.

Commissioner: Ciara Davis.  Ciara received her B.A. in Global Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill before joining the Class of 2018 at Michigan Law. She lives in Ypsilanti with her husband Bruce and two cats, Toodles and Silver. 

Commissioner: Jorge E. Mancillas.  Jorge is originally from San Luis Potosí, México, but immigrated to Phoenix, AZ in 1996. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Communication and Spanish from Arizona State University. Subsequently, he pursued a master’s in Spanish literature at his alma mater and was able to share his research in multiple institutions across the country. Currently, he is a law student at the University of Michigan Law School.

Commissioner: Micah Griggs.  Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Micah Griggs is a senior at the University of Michigan double-majoring in Gender & Health and Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). Currently, Micah currently serves as the Student Body Vice President. Micah ran in order to make campus more diverse, inclusive and a transformative experience for all students. Ultimately, Micah wants to use her passions in racial equality, empowering women and access to higher education to combat social disparities and create more opportunities in our country. In her free time, Micah enjoys playing the violin.
Commissioner: Marisa Bannon. Marisa is a first-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School.  After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Latin American Studies, she received a Fulbright Scholarship in Uruguay.  Most recently, she worked as the Production Coordinator at NBC’s TODAY show.  Marisa is looking forward to serving the Michigan community on the University Election Committee this semester.