Student signatures no longer needed to run for SGA senate

Students who desire to be elected senators no longer have to roam campus looking for signatures to be placed on the ballot.

The Student Government Association made the announcement on its Facebook page and during Monday evening’s general board meeting.

In previous years, students had to collect 250 signatures from other students on campus to be placed on the ballot during the spring elections. However, this requirement was not in the SGA bylaws.

“We never had to have students get signatures officially,” said SGA President Marie Reimers.  “It’s not in the by-laws. It’s just the way it was done for the longest time.”

Collecting signatures might have been too discouraging for students who have wanted to run for the Senate, Remers said, recalling past instances of SGA having empty Senate seats.

To be elected as a senator next fall, students must visit the SGA office on the first floor of the Bovee University Center and fill out an election packet to be placed on the ballot for this spring’s elections.


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