Student Association elections will take place six days later than originally scheduled after the Student Court suggested pushing back the election schedule.
The updated election calendar set by the Joint Elections Commission – the body that oversees the SA election – includes new dates for the SA Senate seat forums and presidential and vice presidential candidate debates and a slightly shortened campaign period. Students will be able to vote for presidential, vice presidential and senatorial candidates, as well as any referenda, through Engage from March 30 at 9 a.m. to March 31 at 9 p.m., according to the updated calendar.
The JEC will release the results of the election on March 31 at 11 p.m. through Facebook Live, according to the calendar. The updates follow the court’s suggestion to push election dates after its decision to scrap senate seats for the School of Media and Public Affairs, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
The presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debate date was pushed from March 22 to March 25 at 7 p.m. The debate will be hosted through Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook Live.
A candidate forum for senate seats only representing undergraduates will take place on March 22 at 6 p.m., and a forum for seats only representing graduate students will take place on March 23 at 6 p.m. A candidate forum for seats representing both undergraduate and graduate students will take place on March 23 at 7 p.m., the calendar states.
The JEC also pushed back the start of the campaign period from March 4 to March 7 at noon, but the period is still set to conclude on March 25 at 9 p.m.