SG senate elections begin today
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 02:10
In the wake of the debate over Library funding, Student Government (SG) representatives are stressing the importance of the midterm senate elections.
“If there had been a different senate, Activity and Service fee (A&S) funding might have been interpreted differently and things might have gone a different path,” Sayf Hassouneh, SG supervisor of elections, said. “Whether you agreed with our decision to not fund the Library with A&S fees or not, you need to go out and vote based on who represents your views.”
Beginning today at 8 a.m., students will have the opportunity to vote online via their USF portal site or in-person at polling stations set up across campus. Students will have until 8 p.m. Wednesday to cast their votes.
Polling locations can be found in front of Fresh Food Company dining hall and the Marshall Student Center. A
station at the Juniper-Poplar residence hall will only be open Tuesday and a station at the Cypress residence hall will be open Wednesday.
“Only 10 percent of students voted in the last election and that’s sad,” Hassouneh said. “We have polling places in more locations and voting 24/7 online, so we are hoping with more accessibility the turnout will be greater.”
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