SA Notes

Senate passes election charter

The Student Association Senate passed the new Joint Elections Committee Charter Act at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Marvin Center. The charter establishes the rules that will govern candidates and voters during the spring 2006 election process.

The charter aims to rectify many of the problems that were experienced during last semester’s referendum for a new SA constitution.

The new JEC charter follows much of the old JEC charter with a few exceptions. Most notably, campaign Web sites and groups will not be regulated by the Elections Coordinating Committee.

The Hatchet has confirmed that at least seven students will be running for SA presidency, and the race will also feature contests for the Senate, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board.

The general election date is still yet to be announced, but will be decided once the committee is formed.

The SA Senate also passed the Mid-year Review and Adjustment Act, which allocates funds to various registered student organizations. In total, $12,423.62 in funds were dispersed to student organizations, and $6.376.90 was reclaimed.

-Andrew Ramonas

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