Polls closed 7pm on Thursday March 28th. The ballot mostly consisted of unopposed races but a few key races and amendments were present. Jeremy Meritt won Student Body Treasurer, Miguel Cecchini do Amaral won Business Analytics Rep, and Kevin Hines won On-Campus Rep. Both amendments passed.
Student Body Treasurer
– Jeremy Meritt (Winner) – Kevin Hines
Merrit won with 108 votes. Hines was behind with 41 votes
While the majority of positions are unopposed this election, there’s a few key races to watch. There are constitutional amendments on the ballot as well. There was a town hall on Friday, March 22nd where candidates answered questions.
A reapportionment amendment seeking to allocate senate seats by major will appear on the Spring 2019 ballot.
Amendment 2 has passed through the Senate and the Executive branches. Travis Hills, the SGA President, will sign the amendment but warned that frequently changing the senate may cause conflicts in the future.
With the current system, there is a representative for every major plus one for every class, and ones for on and off campus. The amended system would still include representatives for every class as well as on and off campus; however, the new system will proportionally allocate the remaining representative seats by college.
“Under the new system, the senate would grow organically.”
Amendment 1, seeking to adjust election procedures is read for the first time. It would move the general election to spring and the run-off election to fall. The amendment was read for the first time. Amendments need to be read twice before being voted on by the Senate. This amendment missed the cutoff and will not appear on this year’s ballot.
Firebird Club seeks to aid student projects by providing resources.
Documents are not yet available.
Information and materials about SGA meetings are provided “as is” without any warranty or guarantee expressed or implied.
Underutilized budgets, totaling $8532, from Student Hackers At Poly (SHAPE), Variety Gaming Tournament (VGT, defunct) have been reallocated to the student organization travel line item. American Society Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is not included.
If a club raises more than 100 non perishable items for the Club Canned Food Drive, the club that raises the most non perishables will get a food party financed by the Senate.
The Audit and Budget Committee requested $160 for food for 4 meetings. The allocation is approved by the Senate.