By Tanisha Morris
One of the most anticipated events of the spring semester is the Student Government Association campaigning process. However, this year, the campaigning started a little later than planned.
Originally, candidates were sent an email saying they were cleared and allowed to start campaigning Monday March 4, 2013. Many had flyers made ready to flood social networks 12 a.m.
But It came a shock to many when they received an email Sunday evening saying that absolutely no campaigning was allowed until candidates received an email of approval.
“We had to make sure they were academically clear” explained Taron Jordan, member of the SGA selection board, “we had to make sure their GPA was what they said it was”.
Candidates got emails of approval Wednesday and immediately the fled social networks with boosters, decked the campus out with flyers, and personalized emails sent to every student from candidates.
“This might be the most aggressive election I’ve seen since I have been at Lincoln”, said Ariel Bullock, “This is going to be a good race.”
Though the days to campaign were cut short, the debate days stayed the same. Candidates for Secretary and Vice President of External Affairs will go head to head on March 18th, while candidates for the positions of Treasurer and VP of Internal Affairs will debate March 19th.
The debates will come to an end with the final Presidential debate March 20th.
Election Day remains March 21, 2013 in the Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.