By Molka Benhammouda, Contributing Writer
The Student Government Association (SGA) elections will be held today, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SGA serves as the voice for the West Liberty University student body. They will be representing students in the decision-making process with the university administration. Furthermore, they will be playing an important role in planning the events for Homecoming next October.
Many candidates will be competing for different positions. Some posts are more specific than others. Representatives for Athletics, Veterans, Greek life, graduate students, commuters, female and male housing and international students will bring any issue in the area that they are representing to the floor at the student government meetings. Senators at large can talk about general issues related to anything at WLU.
The applications due date was Wednesday, September 14. Candidates have two weeks to campaign on campus. They are expected to do whatever it takes for their campaigns to get more votes, as long as they respect other candidates. They can distribute flyers around campus and hang signs and posters. They also have the ability to make campaigns on social media.
“I think this year we will have very competitive but very constructive elections” said Reid Boden, President of SGA. “We have a lot of people wanting to be candidates and a lot of people were elected last year and they are very excited for this year. They have a lot of energy and great ideas. They are very vocal and their excitement is really sky-high.”
“I expect a lot of people to vote this year and by the first week of October we will have a very high-energy senate,” Boden said.
Since it is an online election, the results will be announced immediately after. So on Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m., we will know who will take part of the student government senate for this year.
It is our responsibility to make this election a successful one. Every single student at West Liberty University should make his or her choice and vote for his or her favorite candidates. It is important to keep in mind that your choices will always make a difference.
Photo by Nicole Henry