The Student Government Association (SGA) executive board election that was set to take place last week was postponed due to issues with campaigning and is instead taking place this week.
Originally scheduled to take place from March 28 to 30, the elections opened today at midnight and will close at noon on Wednesday April 6.
In response to the postponement, current SGA president Rajhon White said, “When reviewing [our election packet], our student leaders found that there was a lack of specification when it came to who could help or be on a campaign team. The leadership of the SGA, including all three branches of our government, agreed that the lack of specificity within our rules needed to be clarified before we could have a healthy election.”
Juan Santana, a current candidate for SGA President, told The Montclarion, “The pushing back of the elections was simply a misunderstanding of the rules for certain members of the SGA. In order for us to ensure a fair election process, it was decided that we should hold off on the opening of the polls until all of the issues were resolved. Now, I think we are all ready for the students to vote and voice their beliefs on the future of the SGA.”
Students can vote for the editorial board of the 2016-17 academic year on HawkSync. For more information on the candidates and their platforms, check out our coverage of the Meet the Candidates event.
Kristen Bryfogle, Editor-in-Chief, contributed to this article.