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Monday March 20th

Elections hearing, optional candidates meeting tonight

Today is a busy day for the Board of Elections.

First, the board will host a hearing that will determine whether junior Rick Ingram and Student Body Secretary Ian Lee have broken election law by campaigning for student body president.

Ingram filed a complaint against Lee to the board on Nov. 28. In the complaint, he accused Lee of sending out e-mails expressing his intention to run for student body president.

Title VI, Article IV, Section 408 of the Student Code prohibits the student body secretary from participating in campaigns for positions in student government.

The board chose to launch an investigation of Ingram’s claims. It also decided to investigate Ingram after a member of the board received an e-mail soliciting involvement in Ingram’s campaign.

Both Ingram and Lee will present arguments in the Board of Elections office tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Chairman of the Board of Elections Andrew Phillips said he encourages all interested students to attend the hearing.

The board will also host an optional candidates meeting for individuals looking to run for any position that is elected in the spring.

It will be held at 8 p.m. in Room 3206A of the Student Union.
All students looking to run in the spring elections are encouraged to attend.

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