Student Association to postpone election results until tickets’ appeals are heard


Senior communication major Marguerite Mallory votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Founders Memorial Library polling station.

By Northern Star staff

The Student Association will not release the results of Tuesday and Wednesday’s executive elections due to pending appeals from both tickets, according to an SA news release.

Both the Voice of Change and Standing for Every Student filed petitions to the SA Supreme Court Wednesday, calling for the other’s disqualification.

The Standing for Every Student ticket called for the disqualification of the Voice of Change ticket citing alleged intimidation of voters, disrupting an academic environment, littering, improper printing material and improper use of flier adhesive/University Poster Policy.

The Voice of Change ticket called for the disqualification of the Standing for Every Student ticket because of an alleged biased relationship with the Northern Star, citing the alleged sharing of presidential candidate Nathan Lupstein’s personal information, writing biased articles against Greeks in the SA, interfering in the executive elections by publishing articles during “key campaign hours” and intimidating the SA Board of Elections.

The petitions must be presented and heard by the SA Supreme Court before the election can be completed and results made public, in accordance with Article XII of the SA Bylaws, according to the SA.

Contact Joe Palmer, SA director of Public Affairs, at [email protected] for more information.