At a meeting Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union, the Board of Elections will look to nip campaign violations in the bud.
The optional 8 p.m. meeting will be held in hopes that the allegations of campaign violations will be the last. The board will brief prospective candidates on changes made this semester to Title VI of the Student Code.
“The Student Code has undergone a pretty major revision,” said Andrew Phillips, the board’s chairman.
If you go:
When: Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Where: Union room 3206a
For more information: Contact the Board of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s revisions in Title VI include a clearer time line of events preceding the election, more specific rules for when candidates can begin campaigning and increased punitive authority – such as the use of fines and increases to the mandatory petition signature total – for the board in the case of violations, Phillips said.
He added that he wants to change the approach to elections and campaigning by working with candidates to ensure a fair playing field in the upcoming election.