Though they might face punishment by the Board of Elections for illegal campaigning, Student Body Secretary Ian Lee and junior Rick Ingram aren’t worried, they said.
The board can levy fines or increases in the number of signatures they would be required to collect to become certified student body president candidates. But both possibilities would only be enforced if Lee or Ingram choose to run.
“I’m really not concerned with it,” Lee said. “I’m glad to see that the Board of Elections is taking their role seriously and is going to investigate.”
The board voted in a meeting Wednesday night to move forward with separate investigations into allegations that Ingram and Lee have been inappropriately campaigning for student body president.
The board could fine them any amount of money or increase the number of signatures they have to gather to appear on the ballot by as much as 25 percent, said Andrew Phillips, chairman of the board.