UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently held nominations to fill various SGA positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Several seats for senators, class president and student body president are up for election.

Nominations for SGA candidates closed on Monday, Feb. 23, and campaigning began Tuesday, Feb. 24.

At the campaign meeting on Feb. 24, current Student Body President Stephen Serio congratulated all of the candidates on their nominations. “It’s great to see that [all the candidates] are willing to run for student government, [they are] a great asset we have on campus.” he said.

Mitch Motsinger, secretary of internal affairs and board of elections chairman, also addressed the nominees stating, “I do appreciate that [you all] want to get involved [with SGA]…it is a great organization to be a part of.”

This year, 49 applications were received for SGA positions. Though nominations for SGA closed on Monday, they will be reopened for senate positions for positions representing two colleges due to a lack of candidates. The two colleges whose nominations will be reopened are the College of Education and the College of Arts and Architecture.

The campaigning period until elections begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. Elections close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.

Students can vote at vote.uncc.edu once elections open. Among those running for office are Brittney Jones and Mitch Daratony, both running for student body president. The two candidates have been invited to attend the annual student body presidential debate which will be held on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on SGA or elections, visit  sga.uncc.edu.

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