The student body will vote on Friday to decide whether student government and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation will split and become two separate forms of student governance at UNC.
The student body already voted on this issue in the spring 2016 election. On Oct. 21, Dylan Russell, president of the GPSF, requested an emergency meeting of Student Congress to make changes to the upcoming ballot.
In an email to members of Student Congress, Russell requested a meeting to change two things on Friday's ballot. First, he asked to lower the threshold needed to pass the "Two for Two" referendum from two-thirds of the student body to just over 50 percent of the vote. Second, he said the organization of the ballot should be changed to make it clearer for voters.
Cole Simons, speaker for Student Congress, denied the request.
"With this in mind, due to time constraints as well as logistical restraints placed on us (by) those who manage the voting portal, we will not be having a last minute special session to write, debate, attempt to understand and implement a new voting system three days before an election because of other's procrastination," he said in an email.