A quarterly fee increase referendum to support the Graduate Writing Center failed to pass in this year’s graduate student government election, after voter turnout fell short of 10 percent by just seven votes, according to election officials.
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The Undergraduate Student Association Council Election Board has extended the deadline to apply for candidacy for the upcoming elections to Tuesday, after there was confusion over two dates listed as deadlines in the candidate application packets.
Twelve years after traveling by plane, van and car from his home in Chile to the United States, Mario Pizarro stood nervously at the front of the concrete stage in Bruin Plaza Wednesday and looked out into a crowd of about 50 people.
The undergraduate student government voted Tuesday to amend its election code to limit the elections endorsement process to official group signatories, while rejecting a proposal that would have removed Election Board oversight from the process.
The undergraduate student government election reform proposals will go to council for a vote tonight, after the Election Board’s proposal received a recommendation from the subcommittee responsible for reviewing election code changes, while the council president’s proposal did not.
The push for undergraduate student government election reform – spurred by the abuse of loopholes in last year’s election that resulted in the misrepresentation of several student group endorsements – is coming to a crossroads this week.
A meeting of an undergraduate student government committee responsible for reviewing and recommending bylaw and code changes scheduled for Monday, was canceled, which election officials say could impact expected election code reform.
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