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ASUA holds special election to fill vacated senatorial seat

Less than three weeks into the semester, ASUA plans to hold a special election to fill a vacant seat in the ASUA Senate.

The election, set to take place Oct. 3, is for the seat of former UA student Claire Theobald, who transferred to another school “for personal reasons,” said Elections Commissioner Leo Oppenheimer.

Bylaws of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate mandate a special election to fill seats vacated before Nov. 1. Seats vacated on or after Nov. 1 are filled by the appointment of ASUA president.

Students interested in applying as a candidate for Theobald’s seat must pick up a special elections packet from ASUA offices, in the Student Union Memorial Center, and collect 200 signatures endorsing their candidacy.

Forms and signatures must be submitted by noon, Sept. 17. Applicants will be notified of their candidacy by Sept. 20.

A candidate meeting will be held Sept. 21 at 4 p.m., after which candidates may begin campaigning.
ASUA will also hold an open forum Sept. 25 in the Ventana Room.

Campaigning will end Oct. 3, when electronic voting will open on the ASUA website. Voting will close that evening.

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