A.S. to further revamp election procedures

Samantha Tata

The Daily Sundial reported last week that A.S. elections codes had changed and, pending an administrative meeting, more alterations may be coming.

Elections Director Brittney Hoogervorst said the elections committee will meet this week to vote on additions to CSUN’s procedure.

Hoogervorst said informational voter guides, presidential debates in lieu of candidate debates and an informational event are all on the agenda to be approved by the committee.

A.S. senate has a reputation of having empty senate seats, unrepresented colleges and thus unrepresented students.

Two months in, this semester’s senate still needs representatives for two education seats, one engineering and computer science seat and five seats on the finance committee.

Director of Personnel Paige Andrews said her goal is to fill every vacancy by mid-March.

Election codes were amended to make student involvement more accessible and these potential procedural changes may influence the student populace, which historically has a low turn out rate, to vote.

Acceptance of next semester’s senate applications began Feb. 22 and filing period ends April 15.