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ASUA to hold special election

Simon Asher
ASUA Senators and other affiliates gather together for a Senate meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The ASUA Elections Commission announced a special election to be held this Thursday to fill two vacant seats 

in the senate. 

Six candidates are competing for one at-large positon and one candidate is applying for the College of Public Health position. 

The following students are running for the at-large position:

•   Miguel Pacheco

•   Kalie Pawlik

•   Stefano Saltalamacchia

•   Amos Sepkowitz

•   Jordan Strang

•   Aaron Varela

Katelyn Hilde is on the ballot for the College of Public Health senator. 

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Chloe Durand, a political science and global studies sophomore, serves as the elections commissioner. Durand oversees the election and said she makes sure it’s a smooth process and transparent for the candidates. 

“It’s our responsibility to fill those seats as the elections commission,” Durand said. “We’re holding a special election to fill those vacancies, give representation and make sure the senate structure is functioning the way it’s supposed to.” 

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The candidates met with the elections committee to go over the procedures of the election and what to expect during the election. 

Polls will be opened this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students can vote online at

Durand said there will also be a polling station across from the Scoop in the Student Union Memorial Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Results will be posted on the ASUA website and social media accounts Friday.

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