In ASUCD elections a slate refers to two or more candidates in an election running under a common slate name and color with a common platform or set of interests. Some slates would be better described as a political party than a slate because they have an internal organization to recruit candidates, create campaign platforms and contest multiple elections. However, the term slate in ASUCD is used to describe these organizations just as it is used to describe a one-time group of candidates contesting a single election.
Despite what some Aggie reporters have written in the past, there is no “Independent slate” and the term Independent is simply used to categorize all of the candidates not associated with any slate. Some Independent candidates will give themselves a slate name and be a “slate” unto themselves but none of those are factored into this information.
The table below shows information from Fall 2003 to present.
Note: LEAD, Student Focus and Independents contested elections prior to Fall 2003 but data from those elections is not included.