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USAC election sanctions – April 20

By Yun Kyung (Anny) Kim

April 20, 2018 10:19 p.m.

This story was updated April 21 at 10:05 a.m.

The undergraduate student government election board issued three sanctions Friday.

The board sanctioned the Candidates Operating Clearly slate, Bella Martin, a Bruins United candidate running for general representative, and the For the People slate for violating social media guidelines.

Andrew Sokoler, a Candidates Operating Clearly candidate running for general representative, was sanctioned for sending out campaign-related emails to student organizations he was not affiliated with.

The election code section 8.2.6.b states any email containing campaign literature or an endorsement slip may only be sent to a list of email addresses that the sender voluntarily collected and the sender must be a member of the organization they are emailing.

The board also found that the emails were not sent to the election board email address and did not include the election board disclaimer within the text of the email.

The slate is prohibited from campaigning from noon to 3 p.m. Monday.

The board also sanctioned Martin for campaigning on GroupMe, a mobile messaging application, without a disclaimer. The board ordered her to post a disclaimer in GroupMe before 5 p.m. Saturday.

For the People slate was sanctioned for not including the election code disclaimer on its website pages. The slate must add the disclaimer to its website before 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Yun Kyung (Anny) Kim
Kim is the assistant news editor for the campus politics beat. She was previously a contributor for the beat.
Kim is the assistant news editor for the campus politics beat. She was previously a contributor for the beat.
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