The results are in and the victors of last week’s primary will now advance to the general election for the Southern Utah University Student Association (SUUSA), set to begin on Tuesday, March 5.
Each of the three competing parties were successful in sending candidates to the general election; the Impact and BOLD parties with eight winners each, and the REAL Party with three.
Now narrowed to 20 contenders, candidates will compete for ten open positions in SUUSA’s leadership lineup: president, academic vice president, activities vice president and clubs and student leadership vice president, as well as six senate positions for SUU’s five academic colleges and graduate studies.
SUUSA officers play a substantial role in shaping student life on campus and at the highest levels of education administration in the state. As the primary voice for students, SUUSA officers are a collective representation of who T-Bird students are and what they want to gain from their experiences at SUU. Cast your vote for the candidates you want to represent student interests during the 2013-2014 academic year.
General election polls will open at 8 a.m. on March 5 and voting will continue through March 6 at 5 p.m.
Votes may be cast online by currently enrolled students via My SUU Portal or in person at polling stations in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room. To vote, students must have a valid SUU login and student ID.
Students may vote for one candidate in each of the four executive offices and for one senator within the voter’s respective college. Students who have not yet declared a major may select one college for which they wish to cast a senatorial vote.
Undecided voters have several resources to aid in their decision making. A debate between candidates will begin at Noon and continue until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Student Center Living Room. And all three parties will maintain a presence in the Sharwan Smith Student Center to answer questions, meet students and distribute campaign flair until the election concludes.