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Senate election results not yet posted, violation of elections manual

Will Jones

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The results of the fall 2017 election of Student Government Association Senate seats have yet to be posted. This appears to be in violation of Article I Section 8 of the fall 2017 elections manual, which states that unofficial election results will be released 4:30 p.m. on the day after the election, in this case, 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. 

The elections manual reads as follows:

“Regardless of filed complaints or appeals, the unofficial results of an election will be announced by the Elections Board in an appropriate campus location no later than 4:30 PM on the day after the election.” 

Tuesday’s election was held to fill five vacant seats for the College of Education and the University  Graduate School in the SGA Senate. One seat had become open following the removal of a senator for accruing too many unexcused absences, two became open following the resignation of senators because of scheduling conflicts, and two seats had not been filled in during the spring 2017 election.

Prior to Tuesday’s election, the names of the candidates running for the five Senate seats were not posted on the SGA website nor on the SGA Facebook page. The Crimson White did not receive the names of the candidates, despite multiple attempts to attain them. 

The Crimson White reached out to the Elections Board for a list of the new senators and a comment on their elections manual violation. 

For more on the SGA Senate’s fall 2017 elections manual, readers can visit https://sga.sa.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/08/Fall-2017-Elections-Manual.pdf.

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