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New election set for KU Student Senate

August 27, 2014


The re-balloting of the Kansas University Student Senate spring election will be held Sept. 9-10.

The results of the spring election were thrown out after a faculty appeals board ordered a new election, saying the balloting was distorted because candidates that had been disqualified remained on the ballot.

Those disqualified candidates will not be on the re-balloting, KU's Elections Commission said.

"We have used our best judgment to create a fair and swift process to further the Elections Commission's goal of ensuring a fair elections process," said Commission Chairman Mark Pacey.

Pacey said the best effort will be made to allow only eligible voters from the spring election to participate in the re-ballot.

The spring election was thrown into disarray after complaints were filed that the Jayhawkers coalition candidates spent more than $300 on food from Chipotle at a campaign event and then failed to report the expenses to the Student Senate Elections Commission.

Emma Halling, a former student body vice president, is now serving as acting president until the new election is held.


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