Elections to take place online

Online elections for the student government’s five executive positions will be open on Monday and Tuesday.

Students will be allowed to vote at 12:01 a.m. Monday and elections will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

To vote online, students will have to visit the student government website where students can vote with their E-number and password.

Student Body President Michelle Murphy said she wants a high number of votes for each executive candidate.

“I think it’s become a lot easier for people to be informed,” Murphy said.

Murphy said she would like to see at least 10 percent of the student body vote.

Bobbie Mitchell, the director of the election commission committee, is in charge of the election process said he expects a high voter turnout now that Eastern students will be voting for a full ballot.

Online elections are a lot more in the voter’s face than paper ballots because candidates can stalk people on Facebook and send them group invitations, Mitchell said.

“Considering the jumping turnout for the (student executive vice president), I would say 1,200 to 1,500 votes,” Mitchell said.

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