UA elections begin tomorrow

UA elections begin tomorrow

Voting in the elections for the Undergraduate Association Senate and Class of 2015 Council will begin on Wednesday. Online voting will begin on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and run until Thursday at midnight, while paper voting will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday in Lobby 10. There are currently five candidates for 2015 president, one for vice president, and one for publicity chair, but no candidates for social chair.

For Baker, Burton Conner, McCormick, New House, Next House, Simmons, fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups there are more open senate seats than there are candidates. The number of senators per constituency is set so that each senate member represents approximately 160 students. Currently, MacGregor is the only dorm with more candidates than senate seats.

The election landscape may still change. The late petition deadline to declare a candidacy is today at 5 p.m. Students who would like to become a write-in candidate should email their dorm or FSILG announcing that they are running for a position, said UA President Allan E. Miramonti ’13. An elected write-in candidate must sign a Statement of Candidacy and demonstrate that he or she is a registered undergraduate.

Miramonti ’13 noted that candidate registration turnout was typical this year, and that students are normally “sluggish” when it comes to meeting the Monday 5 p.m. deadline.

The election results for the Senate and Class of 2015 Council will be released on Saturday.

—Jennie Zheng