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The Vision Slate running in Tuesday’s Student Government Board elections has been disqualified and ineligible to hold office, the board’s elections committee ruled Monday.
The slate has appealed the decision to the board’s judicial committee, which slate presidential candidate Joseph Landsittel said is holding a hearing Monday evening to discuss the matter. It is one of three slates running in Tuesday’s elections, which are open to student voters from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The committee said in a Monday letter posted on the board’s website that it received information on Sunday about an alleged infraction regarding the distribution of shot glasses in a predominantly first-year residence hall.
“This alleged action was in direct violation of the approved distribution plan and Student Code of Conduct,” the committee said in the letter. “The Student Government Board Elections Committee does not approve nor condone the distribution of alcohol paraphernalia to underage students or on-campus property, underage drinking, binge-drinking, or any violation of the Student Code of Conduct.”
Stephen Jacobus, the chair of the judicial committee, declined to comment on the situation early Tuesday morning.
The elections committee also found the slate guilty of putting up posters in Sutherland and Lothrop residence halls “without consent of the Elections Chair.” The elections committee is requiring the slate remove the posters “as soon as possible.” The slate’s alloted time for tabling on Monday was also reduced from one hour to 30 minutes.
According to the SGB Governing Code (Section 15 Item 3. Material Restrictions A. Materials), the only campaign materials that can be distributed during a targeted campaign are “printed materials and chalking.” Any other items need to be approved by the elections committee before they are distributed.
Contributed reporting by Leah Mensch.