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Special election to be held for fine arts senator seats

Allison Campbell
Microphones reserved for Student Government Assocation senators sit unused during the Student Senate meeting on April 10.

Editor’s Note: This story previously stated that several colleges will have a runoff election. According to Fonseca, only the College of Fine Arts will have one.

Certain Senate seats in the Student Government Association will go into a runoff election after the declared and write-in candidates for those seats received the same number of votes.

Only students in the College of Fine Arts will receive a ballot, as candidates in other colleges did not accept the runoff seats. 

The runoff election will be held Monday, April 15, to Wednesday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the unofficial results being announced around 6 p.m. on April 17. Fine arts students can find the voting link in their school email or on ShockerSync.

Gabriel Fonseca, an SGA adviser, said that this year was “fascinating” because there were a larger number of write-in candidates compared to previous years.

During a meeting on April 4, the Supreme Court ruled that the election code does not differentiate between a declared candidate and a write-in candidate.

Prior to this meeting, write-in candidates who won their race were asked if they accepted the role.

The results of all other races, including the presidential race, were officially certified and announced on April 5.

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Trinity Ramm
Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor
Trinity Ramm is the managing editor and former sports editor for The Sunflower. This is her second year on staff. Ramm is a senior English Lit major and a sociology minor with a certificate in film studies. In her limited spare time, she can be found at the movie theater, browsing some obscure film database or crocheting. Ramm uses she/her pronouns.
Allison Campbell
Allison Campbell, News Editor
Allison Campbell is one of the news editors for The Sunflower. Campbell is a junior pursuing a journalism and media production degree with a minor in English. Campbell hopes to pursue a career in writing or editing after graduation. They use any pronouns.

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