Judicial Council penalizes 2020 class council ticket
Observer Staff Report | Sunday, February 26, 2017
In a press release Thursday, the Judicial Council Election Committee announced sanctions against the Deshpande/Donaher/Bigott/Staud ticket in the class of 2020 class council election.
According to the press release, the committee found the ticket in violation of section 17.2(g) of the Student Union Constitution for distributing campaign materials before receiving the necessary approval from the Election Committee.
“Copies of all physical campaign materials, including but not limited to posters, flyers and table tents, must be submitted to the Election Committee and stamped for approval by a member of the Election Committee, excluding the Director of the Department of Internal Affairs, before posting,” the section reads.
The press release said the ticket was required to remove all unapproved materials and was charged for the cost.
“As an appropriate sanction the Election Committee hereby requires the Deshpande/Donaher/Bigott/Staud ticket to remove and hand in all pertinent posted materials to Judicial Council,” it said. “ … The amount spent on these materials will be assessed against the $75 campaign spending limit.”