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Record number of candidates compete in ASWSUV elections

Students at WSU Vancouver will cast ballots to elect a new ASWSUV president, vice president and eleven senators on March 5 – 9. The new student body leaders will take office over the summer and will serve throughout the 2013/14 academic year.

The number of candidates competing for election is one of the largest in WSU Vancouver history. Five executive team tickets and 21 senate candidates are vying for the president/vice president slots and eleven senate positions.

Sarah Neveux, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience, is an elections board committee member.

“The reason the race can get so intense is because the people in the race honestly, truly care about this campus,” Neveux said. “They care about students and want to do the best they can.”

Candidates have voiced their platforms in two campus debates. An elections brochure with statements from each candidate is available in OSI and near polling locations for students who were unable to attend one of the debates.

“Last year’s election was decided by a mere 10 votes, so voting does actually matter,”  Neveux said.

The elections board is expanding voter access this year. Students may vote online at aswsuv.com at any time between 9 a.m. March 5 and 9 p.m. March 7. Students who prefer to vote on campus will find voting booths in Dengerink Administration building all three days, in the library on March 5 and 7 and in the Engineering and Computer Science building on March 6.

More information is available online at the student affairs website.

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