Despite the larger student body, fewer students voted in Monday’s Student Government election.
Numbers are down nearly 15 percent from last year’s election. 1,076 students voted this year, compared to the 1,232 that cast ballots last year.
Candidates for next year’s SGA executive board are awaiting the results from Monday’s election as of press time.
According to the SGA election guidelines, violations can be submitted to the Election Oversight Committee for 24 hours after the polls close.
If violations are found, the candidate then has a chance to meet with the SGA assembly to appeal those violation charges.
The EOC, which is comprised of seven students, has until next Monday to determine the winners of this year’s elections.
If the EOC finds that a candidate has acquired more than four minor violations, that candidate is disqualified from the election, regardless of the number of votes they received.
More than 100 students attended Rock the Vote in the Reilly Room on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Students were able to cast their votes online from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through a link sent in Monday’s Butler Connection.