A group of Columbia University College Republicans members held an off-the-record meeting on Sunday night to discuss how to move forward after members expressed significant dissatisfaction with club elections and recent executive board action.
The CUCR executive board released a statement early Friday morning asserting that its elections were held in a transparent manner, in accordance with the club’s constitution, and under the supervision of Student Governing Board representatives.
Columbia College Student Council passed a constitutional amendment at its Sunday night meeting mandating that direct elections be held following University senator and executive board vacancies.
Elections for next year’s Student Government Association—which include races for the council’s executive board, an open University Senate seat, class council, and various representative positions—get underway on Tuesday morning.
Four out of five members of the Columbia Elections Board voted on Sunday to include an “abstain” option that students can select while voting.
Barnard seniors will be able to vote in the Student Government Association elections this year for the first time, thanks to a recent proposal approved at the start of this month.
Candidates for the Barnard Student Government Association discussed their platforms on Thursday night ahead of next week’s elections.
Apathy should be a legitimate option in student elections.
Andrew Ren, CC ’15, will be docked eight votes by the election board after an investigation into a campaign-email rule violation in which he asked the Sigma Epsilon Phi president to forward an email.
The first online elections will be held after ABC’s town hall next Thursday, April 27, and will be the second year in which candidates must apply directly for the section of groups they want to represent.
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