Senate approves two election officials, fails one nominee
The Student Association Senate approved two students and failed one to sit on the Special Elections Committee, an oversight body that will run an SA special election to be held before winter break.
The special election is a referendum for students to vote to approve new governing documents for the SA, replacing the existing constitution. The two students approved were juniors Liz Fox and Katie Lux. Junior Justin Neidig did not pass out of the Senate Rules Committee. Neidig was last spring’s chair of the Joint Elections Committee, the general election oversight body.
SA governing documents require all members of the SEC and JEC to be nominated by the SA president and confirmed by both the Rules Committee and the full Senate. Documents allow the SEC to function with only two members. It is unclear if SA President Audai Shakour will offer another nominee to fill the remaining SEC seat.
The proposed changes to the SA constitution will change the role of executive vice president. SA officials hope the referendum will take place soon after the Thanksgiving break. If a majority of voting students approve the referendum, the changes made to the constitution would take effect.