UNC Young Democrats held a debate between the two Student Body President candidate, Elizabeth Adkins and Maurice Grier, in Hamilton Hall on Feb. 28. 

SBP election held today with two candidates and several write-ins

After eight complaints, two injunctions, seven hearings and two candidate disqualifications, the student body president election will happen today, almost a month after the original election day — Feb. 14.

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Elections

The Board of Elections is responsible for overseeing campus elections, including enforcing Title VI, the portions of Student Code that pertain to student elections.

The board handles elections for two different periods. In the fall, they are in charge of the homecoming elections. In the spring, they are in charge of the general election for student congress and student body president.

The chairman of the board is selected by the executive branch of student government and approved by Student Congress and the Rules and Judiciary Committee.

The board has very few defined rules and procedures according to the Student Code, and its role has changed greatly depending on its leadership. The board receives complaints during the campaigns and holds hearings based on them. Board members determine if a violation occurred and the requisite fine. The board also has the ability to propose election legislation to Student Congress.

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