S.G.I. tickets reach out to students before elections

Student Government, Inc. will be holding their annual elections next week to select the executive board for the 2011–12 school year.

Two tickets have been formed, F.O.R.C.E., Focusing On Revamping the Campus Empire, and P.O.W.E.R., Producing Outcomes With Efficient Results, each made up of seven candidates running for the various positions. There is one independent candidate.

According to Taryn Glynn, chair of the S.G.I. elections committee, the campaigns started last week after spring break. The candidates were not allowed to campaign inside residence halls, a change from previous years.

The two parties quickly set up Facebook pages for their parties so that students could easily access information about the candidates and their platforms.

They have also begun campaigning around campus, making sure that students get a first hand look at the candidates.

There will be debates taking place in the D’Angelo Center on March 23 and 24 so that students can learn more about the tickets before casting their votes.

Elections will begin at 12:01 a.m. on March 29 and continue into the afternoon of March 30, according to current S.G.I. president Patrick Brewer.

Glynn stressed the importance of students taking part in the election process.

“Students should know that the elections are important,” she said in an email. “They might feel like it doesn’t matter, but the people that get elected have the ability to influence what organizations get how much money, what events take place over the course of next year, who will be in charge of the various committees in Student Government, Inc. and various other aspects of the student experience at St. John’s.”