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ASUA primary voting kicks off

Hallie Bolonkin/ Arizona Daily Wildcat

Michael Colletti, right, a junior majoring in economics, supervised an online voting table for ASUA primary elections where Geoff Sokol, a freshman majoring in biology, places a vote into the computer set up at the SUMC on Tuesday March 2, 2010.
Hallie Bolonkin
Hallie Bolonkin/ Arizona Daily Wildcat Michael Colletti, right, a junior majoring in economics, supervised an online voting table for ASUA primary elections where Geoff Sokol, a freshman majoring in biology, places a vote into the computer set up at the SUMC on Tuesday March 2, 2010.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona primary elections began early Tuesday morning at 8 and will continue until 8 Wednesday night.

Students can vote either online or at one of three polling stations around campus: inside the Student Union Memorial Center, at the Eller College of Management or at the Student Recreation Center.

All candidates who started the process in February have made it onto the ballot, and the suspected write-in candidate from last month is not included in the primary election voting. It is unclear whether they will be included in the general election vote on March 9 and 10.

Once voting ends at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, ASUA will announce the winners at an election results show in the SUMC’s Kiva Room.

Only authorized personnel can access the results before the show, said ASUA Elections Commissioner Justine Piscitello.

These primaries show each candidate where he or she stands in the election polls, said Piscitello.

But the primaries might not be fully representative.

Some students knew of the primaries through various media but were unsure about voting.

“”Some people just don’t pay attention,”” said Christina Le, an economics sophomore. “”I mean, I’m sure a lot of people know about it on Facebook, but that’s about it.””

Le thought that although the student body might not know much about primaries, ASUA was still important to the UA and to a “”good student government.””

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