Correction (October 29 1:57 AM): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a bill passed in Student Congress increased campaign funding for student body president candidates from $250 to $300. This was not a provision of the bill. Should the bill be passed, candidates will receive $250. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
If a bill passed Tuesday by the Student Congress is approved, the field for the February student body president election will be smaller — but each of the candidates’ pockets will be deeper.
By a nearly unanimous vote, the proposed amendment to Title VI, the student government general election laws, passed after being proposed earlier this month.
The bill would result in a 250-signature increase to the minimum of 1,000 unique signatures required for student body president candidates to be confirmed.
Student Congress members had cited the cost of a runoff election as a motivation for the bill, but said Tuesday that an increase in funding would be permissible with a smaller candidate pool.