The 2014-15 election season for Student Government Assocation (SGA) positions began just before spring break. Immediately after attending the candidates meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, candidates took to social media to launch their campaigns and began using paper to campaign as well.
There are three Student Body President and Vice President tickets for the election this year. Each ticket is a male/female team, and all three tickets bring different educational backgrounds to the table, hoping to use their various skills to garner the support of the student body.
Ballots will open Tuesday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and will close Wednesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. Each student may vote once.
In last year’s general election, less than 5 percent of the student body voted to elect current Student Body President Brady Nails and Vice President James Shaw.
This number dropped from the previous year, where a 6.65 percent voter turn out helped 2012-13 Student Body President Conor Dugan clinch victory.
To vote, go to vote.uncc.edu, log in using NinerNet credentials and cast your ballot for Student Body President Vice President and those running for senator positions in the college you are enrolled in.
For more from the presidential candidates, be sure to attend the annual Student Body President Debate, hosted by Student Niner Media. The debate will be Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Rotunda. The event is open to all students.
Students are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to debate, by emailing email@example.com, or tweeting @niner_times using #SGADebate.
Click on each ticket’s photo to access the page for their full profile.