The 2012-13 SU election campaign has officially begun as of 9 a.m. this morning! I would like to once again commend the many candidates for putting their names forward. The election is an energy-depleting, but highly rewarding experience, and I am sure that each candidate will come away with many positive life lessons. We have up to four candidates running in some races, which will make for a competitive two weeks.
For the 30,000 or so undergraduate students on campus, I encourage you to participate as much as possible in the elections. Take a look at candidates’ websites and platform points (candidate bios on the left of this page), pose questions at the many forums, pack Myer Horowitz on March 7 at noon for the final speeches and debates, and VOTE.
We have one of the most impressive groups of candidates in recent memory, and that should make for excellent debates and a fierce election.
I would be pleased to see 30% or higher voter turnout this year, which would double our numbers from last year. We can definitely hit that number, but that means that YOU need to spread the word and become a part of the action.
On top of that, I recommend that you strongly consider putting your name in the ring for the upcoming Students’ Council elections. Being a part of Council is a great experience, and I am always open to talking about it whenever you want to sit down over coffee.
See you at the forums, at Myer, and at the eventual elections wrap-up night on March 9!