The Slippery Rock Student Government Association’s (SGA) are holding the executive board elections during the spring 2020 semester, and the senate elections will be postponed until the beginning of the fall 2020 semester due to students moving to online classes.

Junior and SGA President Nicole Dunlop said she and the rest of the executive board thought this option was the best for the student body.

“By having it in the fall, we believe that we can have record participation and fill all seats on senate in a fair and equal manner,” Dunlop said.

Dunlop said they are currently working on a timeline for the upcoming election process and should have it decided as soon as possible.

“This may cause some other issues, but I have faith in this plan and have strong support from the election commission as well as members of our current E-board,” Dunlop said.

SGA is still planning on using election packets and signature forms, but they are cutting the number of signatures required in half for all vice president and president packets. The amount of signatures required for senator positions will remain the same.

“We realize that this may be inconvenient for some students,” Dunlop said. “But at the end of the day the benefits of all students was considered. This is an unparalleled decision in a stressful and hectic time.”

The CORE package for E-board elections is now available on the SRSGA CORE page.

“We hope that all SRU students have an interest in these E-Board elections,” Senator Pat Noonan said. “We understand that these are unprecedented times, but we are still one SRU community and these elections are important in deciding the future of the SRSGA. If you are a student who is interested in running, all the documents regarding the election process are located on core.”

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