Student body campaigning
lettertotheeditor | Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The campaigning period for the student body president and vice-president election has begun. We are very excited to announce that three tickets were able to secure enough of your signatures to officially become candidates for the student body election. Listed in alphabetical order by last name of the presidential candidate, these tickets are:
Daniel Jung (President) | Aidan Rezner (Vice President)
Pablo Oropeza (President) | Griffin McAndrew (Vice President)
Derick Williams (President) | Hunter Brooke (Vice President)
Please make your voice heard on Election Day: Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. This year, Judicial Council will transition to ND Central to administer the student body election. Students will need to visit the ND Central page, and log in using their Notre Dame email address. Upon signing into ND Central, students will be notified that there is a ballot available for them to cast their vote.
Based on the tremendous support you’ve given these candidates by signing petitions, we are confident that this election cycle will foster dialogue and participation beneficial to the student body. To learn more about the candidates and their platforms, we encourage you to follow campaign social media accounts, visit campaign websites, read physical campaigning materials and discuss the election with your friends. You will also have the opportunity to hear from your aspiring student leaders firsthand at the Student Body President and Vice President Debate on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Duncan Student Center’s Midfield Commons. To ensure that the questions at this debate tackle the issues you care about most, we invite you to submit questions through this form.
The student body president and vice president have a significant impact on your life as students at Notre Dame. They vote on the allocation of student activities fees. They influence the amount of resources available to fund your clubs, residence halls and other organizations. They represent the student body to University administration and the Notre Dame Police Department and they directly advise the Division of Student Affairs on student life policies. All these responsibilities are bestowed on your elected leaders with the understanding that they represent the views of you: the student body. Your participation in the election is critical to attaining this ideal.
As a reminder, candidates and those working on their campaigns must abide by the rules of the Constitution (available on the Judicial Council Website), particularly Article XV, Sections 1 and 2. If you have any questions about how these rules are applied, or any other questions pertaining to elections, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]. Let’s make this a clean, fair and substantive election cycle.
Have a great week, and Go Irish!
In Notre Dame,
senior, Judicial Council President
junior, Judicial Council Vice President of Elections