Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

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Analicia Haynes

Student Senator Antonio Valdez gives his committee’s report Wednesday night during the Student Senate meeting. Valdez is the chair for the alumni relations committee.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

Student Senators received information regarding the Senate’s spring elections and were asked to discuss the potential plan to take students to watch the Eastern men’s basketball team play in the OVC tournament in Evansville,Ind. during its meeting Wednesday night.

Student Body President Luke Young told senators about the elections, laying out ground rules, presenting a timeline and encouraging them to run in April.

The election is for students interested in running for the executive board positions, new senator positions and for current senators who are either finishing their second semester as a senator or were appointed this during this one.  

Young said the election packets, which students need to complete to be considered for the ballot, will be available Friday in the Student Activities Center.

Those who want to run for a senator position on the ballot need 50 signatures from students.

Students wanting to run for an executive board position need 100 signatures.

The elections are open to current senators, as well as any student on campus.

Those considering running need to tell Young first, finish the packet by March 7 and then attend one of the two informational meetings.   

The meetings are set for March 7 and 8.

Students who finish the required steps can then start campaigning between March 22 and April 3.

Young said students cannot campaign or market themselves whatsoever before March 22.

A mandatory debate between candidates running for executive board will also be on March 22.

Online voting will take place on April 2 and 3 and unofficial election results will be announced on April 4.

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