The end of campaign season for the SGA Executive election last week was not pretty. On the night before voting was to take place, a less-than-enthralling debate downplayed the fiasco that was taking place behind the scenes. It was rumored that three of the four tickets were in danger of being disqualified, and there were allegations of sabotage, that some teams were attempting to report as many campaign violations as possible to strain the chances of their opponents. The Board of Elections naturally had a miserable time with all of this, attempting to placate Residence Life after several residence halls … Continue reading Staff editorial: Board of Elections, transparency and serving the student body
By: Lydia Rogers~Staff Writer~ The 2014 Spring Executive Election is approaching and the Board of Elections has come up with a number of events that will help the student body become more familiar with this year’s candidates. The public campaign period will begin Feb. 2. The Board of Elections will be hosting its first event from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. “This will be a fun night where the candidates will get to sing karaoke in the GSC (Gallagher Student Center) Atrium,” Board of Elections Chair Jayson Lerman said. The next event will take place Feb. 7 during … Continue reading Xavier Board of Elections to host upcoming events
By: Andrew DeCilles With November approaching, the bombardment of political billboards and yard signs is upon us. Election Day is imminent. While the polls will most likely not be as heavily attended as in the 2012 presidential election, this is still a time to step back and consider our involvement in the democratic process. Unless you are an elected official, a staff member of an elected official or an employee of a government office or agency, your only opportunity to have a say in our government is by voting. Especially as college students, the newest members of the voting pool, … Continue reading Living democracy and voting in local elections
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