Zach Radford, a candidate for a Columbian School of Arts and Sciences senate seat, was banned from campaigning in all residence halls Thursday after twice violating a rule, according to Joint Elections Committee Chair Terry Goddard.
Goddard said Radford received a ten-point fine for a poster placed on the walls of Thurston Hall, and a 15-point fine for posters placed on community bulletin boards of Mitchell Hall. According to JEC rules, candidates violating residence hall postering rules can be banned from the hall where the violation occurs on first offense, and all residence halls on second offense.
Radford said he would appeal the fines based on procedural violations and because of the ambiguity of the rules. He said one of his friends made the mistake of placing posters on the bulletin board.
“Many people have violated this rule, and I’m the only one who’s been kicked out off all residence halls,” Radford said.
He said being banned from residence halls will have no effect on his campaign.
In other election news, 16 cases will be heard in an emergency session of the JEC Monday evening. The cases will be the final ones heard before the election, and will include weekend fines for illegal postering.