Student government leadership applications now available for 2012 elections

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Juan Lopez and Juan Lopez

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The 2012 ASCC Presidential Elections will held on Apr. 11 and 12.

Applications for students who want to be candidates for ASCC president are available in the Student Activities Center.

“March 9 is the deadline, ” Program Assistant of Student Activities Nancy Bonilla said.

“They need to turn in their application, and have 24 hours to submit a candidate statement which is a maximum of 200 words.

“Once they’ve turned in their application, which has to have 500 valid signatures, I’m going to verify each signature,” she said.

A presidential forum will be held on March 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center.

It will be followed by a presidential debate on March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Amphitheatre.

In the case it’s a tie, there will be run-off elections that will be held on April 18 and 19.

Campaigning will begin on Mar. 21, “They can walk around and hand out candy and stuff with their ballot numbers, their name and their picture to promote their candidacy,” Amna Jara, Coordinator of Student Activities said.

She continued to say that they will also be able to campaign.

“Right in front of the Student Center, there is going to be a table set up at the SS patio and at the health building.”

ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez talks more about the forum, “We are having a forum this year so it’s going to be really interesting because they’ll be able to have a debate.

“Our student body will be able to see what the people applying for the position want to do, and then also they are writing down a mission statement.

“It’ll be sort of what their platform is.”

Ramirez commented on the importance of voting and how important it is to have the position.

“It benefits students because whoever is the student body president has the ability to not only change what happens on campus but provide the students with more benefits so it’s a really important position.”

She continues to talk about how much of an impact it can make, “As a student on campus, not only as a president, but as a student you can change so many things so it’s definitely an important position to have on campus because you represent the amount of students we have.”