Fitzgerald, Cobb, senate candidates found in violation of elections manual

The SGA Elections Board released a statement on the elections website Tuesday addressing violations reported during elections. 

Dustin Ginsberg, candidate for Arts and Sciences senator, was found in violation for boosting a post on Facebook because boosting is not a free service that can be made available to other candidates. The Elections Board's vote was unanimous.

Miranda Cobb, candidate for Executive Vice President, was found in violation for posting a Facebook profile photo and giving out buttons for her campaign before the campaign period officially began. Cobb was given a public censure due to the campaign materials' removal. The Elections Board's vote was unanimous.

Public censures are the board's minimum punishment–a public reprimand handed down by the board. 

Miclain Keffeler, candidate for Engineering senator, was found in violation for posting tweets on his campaign twitter account before the campaign period officially began. The Elections Board's vote was unanimous.

Patrick Fitzgerald, candidate for President, was found in violation for changing the name of his campaign Facebook page and the subsequent notification of people who had previously liked the page before the campaign period officially began. Fitzgerald was given a public censure due to the page's previous establishment and the unintentional notification only an hour prior to the official start of the campaign period. The Elections Board's vote was 6-1.

Other violations were reported against Win Watson, Allyson Lacoste, Sam Baker and Kara Whelply, but they were not found to be in violation of any of the SGA Elections Manual.

The full list of elections violations can be found here.

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