The second round of voting lasted only two days, starting March 6 at 8 a.m. and ending March 7 at 8 p.m., thirty minutes before the announcement was made on the Marshall Student Center lawn. The Election Rules Committee tallied 3,072 votes. Again, the race was extremely close. Goff and Papadeas received 53 percent of the votes, Pollei and Morales 47 percent.
If Pollei had won the position as student body president, she would have immediately began rounding up her staff. However, now without this responsibility, her near future plans are different. She said she had not been sleeping recently, due to the elections and other pressure.
"I'm going to relax, get off Facebook," Pollei said. "Spring break is right around the corner."
Goff and Papadeas can't relax. "There's so many things to do," Goff said.
Goff's highest priority is hiring his staff. His first step is to talk to all current staff members and ask them what they think.
"I'm going to get a staff hired to get the ball rolling," he said, "so when the students get back in the fall, we can have a great year."
"We talked the talk, now it's time to walk the walk," Papadeas said. "We're going to follow up on what we've been preaching."
In the joy of the moment, Papadeas couldn't help but cry. "When you put a lot of work, a lot of emotion, and a lot of desire into something, when you get the end result you wanted, it all comes back to you at once," Papadeas said. "It's pure elation."