Four out of five members of the Columbia Elections Board voted on Sunday to include an “abstain” option that students can select while voting.
The vote comes after the General Studies Student Council approved a similar resolution for General Studies students during a meeting in March.
After the Lion Credit Union Initiative and the sandwich ambassador ballot initiatives passed overwhelmingly during Columbia College Student Council’s elections last week, the students who spearheaded each project are deciding their next moves.
Apathy should be a legitimate option in student elections.
Andrew Ren, CC ’15, will be docked eight votes by the election board after an investigation into a campaign-email rule violation in which he asked the Sigma Epsilon Phi president to forward an email.
Graphic design is a profession that deserves adequate notice and adequate compensation like any other.
The Columbia Elections Board announced CCSC, ESC, GSSC, and University Senate seat winners Friday night. Overall voter turnout for the spring 2014 elections was 35 percent.
The editorial board endorses Wadood, Celentano, and Heyman.
Following a referendum passed earlier this year to allow voters to elect candidates as individuals rather than parties—though the president and vice president for policy will still be elected together—this year’s Columbia College Student Council executive board elections will see two parties, Insight and TAP, and one independent candidate running for vice president for campus life, Mary Joseph, CC ’15, face off.
The editorial board endorses a mixed-party CCSC executive board.
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