Associated Student Government elections only online

Nailah Edmondson

Nailah Edmondson
City Times

For the first year, voting in City College’s Associated Student Government elections will be completely online. With elections quickly approaching, dedicated students are greatly needed to run for office.

Elections will take place online April 28-May 2 around the clock.

City College was the first in the district to use online voting in spring 2007, when students voted yes or no on a Student Center Fee. A couple thousand students participated in a new era of voting.

Yet, using the normal paper ballots for electing officers in the same election brought out only 600-700 students, according to Dean of Student Affairs Secretary Gail Rodriguez.

Lynn Neault, the vice chancellor of Student Services, was a huge part in bringing the online voting to life.

Anyone interested in holding a position should stop by the Office of Student Affairs to pick up an application packet. All packets will need to be turned in no later than April 4 at 3:30 p.m.

The Office of Student Affairs will announce the applicants who are eligible to campaign April 8 at 3:30 p.m. An election forum will be held for the student body to meet their candidates April 16.

The benefits that come along with the positions include a paid stipend, traveling to retreats and conferences, college management and student leadership training.

A mass email will be sent to all City College students with a valid e-mail on file, to remind students of the online voting procedure. Students unable to vote online can stop by the Office of Student Affairs, room D-106, to cast their vote.