The Supreme Court placed an injunction against the Board of Elections until Bradley Opere, the current student body president, nominates at least two more members to the Board of Elections and these nominees are confirmed by Student Congress, giving the Board of Elections the required five members.
Candidates are allowed to continue gathering signatures for ballot petitions, which are due on Feb. 9 — already a delay past the original deadline because of the weekend’s water crisis. Campaign activity is suspended until a new election timeline is released by the Board of Elections.
Nail appealed the BOE decision to disqualify him from the student body president elections to the UNC Supreme Court.
Katharine Shriver, ethics chairperson for Student Congress and member of an opposing campaign team, filed a complaint on Jan. 28 dealing with unsolicited emails and recruitment by the Joe Nail for SBP campaign.
After a hearing with the Board of Elections on Feb. 2, Nail was disqualified as a candidate.
The Board of Elections originally found Nail guilty of two false starts, two technology violations and one falsification.
The Joe for SBP campaign appealed, saying they deny all the charges except for the false start charge.
“We continue to categorically deny all charges brought against our campaign, save for the false start charge relating to accidentally sent emails which we reported to the Board of Elections ourselves,” a statement from Joe for SBP spokesperson Andrew Brennen said. “Joe is already back on the campaign trail and will be focusing on the issues that really matter to students.”