Voting to determine the future leadership of ASWSU will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
WSU students can go to studentelections.wsu.edu to vote and will need to log in with their network ID and password. The program auto saves so that students who do not complete the ballot in one sit-down may come back later. It also submits whatever voting is saved if the user does not hit the submit button by the voting deadline. Voting will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
Certified students will only be able to vote for senate candidates running in their majors and all-campus. Uncertified students will only be able to vote for the senators running for uncertified and all-campus seats. All students will be able to vote for the three presidential tickets.
The first to appear on the voting ballot will be presidential candidate Joey Pacific, a 21-year-old junior political science major, and vice presidential candidate Samantha Hege, a 22-year-old senior neuroscience major.
Three main points of their platform are creating a second student regent to increase lobbying efforts, reworking student advising to increase efficiency and constructing an ASWSU marketing committee to educate students about campus events.
The second ticket to appear on the voting ballot will be presidential candidate Kyle Erdman, a 22-year-old junior English major, and vice presidential candidate Derrick Skaug, a 21-year-old senior political science major.
Their platform includes the goals of continuing the Cougar Success Program for the wellbeing of students, the “True Coug Fans of the Year” to increase attendance at all WSU sporting events and Coug Day at the Capitol to bring more students to Olympia.
The third ticket to appear on the voting ballot will be presidential candidate Luis Cuevas, a 21-year-old junior communication major, and vice presidential candidate Lindsey Jahn, a 20-year-old junior business marketing major.
Their platform consists of Coug Day at the Capitol to bring a student from each legislative district to the event, “Dinner with Luis and Lindsey” to meet students from RSOs and have them voice their opinions, and senate outreach meetings to build bridges with academic
Two ASWSU Constitution amendments will also appear on the ballot. The first states that if a constitutional amendment is made, the bylaws must be updated before the amendment can be passed by the senate. The second amendment calls for a special election to occur if there are more than a fourth of the senate seats are vacant.
The Election Board will be set up with laptops in the CUB Lair for students to vote.