Election policies dominate first SGA meeting agenda

Changes to the election policies topped the agenda Wednesday at the first SGA meeting of the year. If proposed measures are passed in next week’s assembly, candidates and workers will be required to stay 25 feet from any area with a public computer on election day. Before the requirement was 50 feet.

Also, personal funds would be prohibited in campaigning, but the allowance for a presidential candidate would go from $100 to $150 dollars. Changes to the rules enforcement policies would also make two minor elections violations equal to one major violation. A person can be disqualified with two major violations.

Fifty eligible student voter signatures are still required for someone to run for office, and class officers must have signatures from members of the class they will represent.

The SGA presidential debate will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 and the election will be Monday, Feb. 28. Online polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.