SGA elections scheduled for April


The time for spring elections has rolled around at Grambling State University and campaigning is soon to be in full effect.

In order to run, a prospective student must meet all requirements for the chosen position. They must also attend all SGA events during elections week.

The Board of Elections was created to oversee a fair election process. The members include Jasmine Holmes, Nathan Ismael and Jazmine Milburn.

On Monday at the interest meeting, the Board and the administrators set strict guidelines. The session was in the Grambling Hall Auditorium.

Jasmine Holmes, the election commissioner of the Board, Dr. David Ponton and Miss GSU Ginia Smith, each gave their expectations on the elections.

Prospective candidates were able to ask question or voice comments to the Board as well as Ponton, the associate vice president of Student Affairs at GSU.

Each candidate must submit the names of the campaign manager and workers on a form provided by the Board as well as make certain that all campaign ads or displays are removed by 11:30 a.m. on the last day of campaigning. Campaigning is allowed in between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of the specified times, use technology for campaign purposes or disturb any classes campaigning.

If using Instagram, only the campaign team can promote and they must use the hashtag #GRAMBOE2K15. They also are not allowed to defame other candidates or campaign within 50 feet of academic buildings on campus.

Fliers of any kind are prohibited and any campaign material placed inside or on campus buildings must be approved by the Board. Parents, university employees or non-students are able to actively campaign.

Election week will take place the week of Tuesday, April 7, beginning with the parade which will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Grambling.

Afterwards, the Queen Showcase will be held in the Black and Gold Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday will be a booster which will be held on the Quad from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

An ice cream social will be held on the courtyard of the Favrot Student Union on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Voting will close April 10 at 11 a.m. At noon, the results will be released at Grambling Hall Auditorium.

If candidates have any questions or concerns they must be typed, signed, and submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. For any questions or comments, contact any member of the Board or Dr. Ponton of Student Affairs.