A flyer advertising San Diego City College Associated Student Government hung on Campus. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media.
A flyer advertising San Diego City College Associated Student Government hung on Campus. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media.
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City College ASG delays application deadline after not receiving a single election packet

Election packets now must be turned in by April 19

San Diego City College Associated Student Government has pushed back the date to submit an election packet after not receiving a single application by the original deadline.

Students interested in serving on ASG for the 2024-2025 school year must now turn in their packets to Student Affairs by April 19, according to ASG President Diego Bethea.

The election packet, which can be found on the ASG website, is the application needed to run for an ASG position. Students must confirm that they have read the ASG bylaws and submit the required number of signatures to make themselves eligible. 

“Although we have had interest in students running for ASG, no one has turned in their packets,” said ASG President Diego Bethea.“So just making sure they have enough time to do that, we extended the time.”

ASG will also give applicants some leeway when it comes to obtaining the necessary number of student signatures to appear on the ballot.

 This was supposed to be the first election since the pandemic where students were required to submit signatures, but this has become  an issue for applicants.

“We know that student engagement has decreased a lot because of the pandemic, so not getting all the signatures is not going to disqualify you from submitting your application,” Dean of Student Affairs Adan Sanchez said at the April 10 ASG meeting. “You just really have to do your best to collect the signatures.”

President Bethea, who will conclude his second and final term on June 1, encouraged students to run for leadership positions on campus, citing the chance for personal development and to make a change at the school. 

“ASG gives you many opportunities … Just the power and kind of the permission to do different things,” Bethea Said. “Instead of saying ‘wow, someone should really change this’ … (you’re) able to call forth our faculty, our administrators, our classified professionals to change.” 

ASG candidates will be announced on April 24 and the election will take place online from April 29 through May 4.


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