Saturday, January 19

Bruins United sanctioned for violating student’s right to vote in privacy


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Correction: Though the Election Board did not originally clarify whether it sanctioned Bruins United for coercion, it later issued a statement that said it did not receive any evidence or testimony that corroborated coercion complaints. In fact, it found Martin and Solkovits had infringed upon a student's right to vote in privacy.

The undergraduate student government election board sanctioned Bruins United on Friday morning for infringing upon a student’s right to vote in privacy at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house.

Bruins United candidates Victoria Solkovits, running for external vice president, and Bella Martin, running for general representative, were sanctioned because the board found Solkovits’ and Martin’s actions violated the student’s right to vote in privacy.

The election code states that voting shall be by secret ballot.

Bruins United is prohibited from campaigning until 3 p.m. Friday.

 

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Kim is the assistant news editor for the campus politics beat. She was previously a contributor for the beat.


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