A record number of candidates are running for Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) this spring. With elections just over four weeks away, The Daily surveyed candidates for Undergraduate Senate, Class President and Executive to learn about their lives at Stanford. Out of the five slates for Executive, six slates for Class President and 43…
With Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections just over a month away, candidates spent the past week attempting to make it on the ballot. By the end of the petitioning period, 53 out of 54 candidates — all candidates except the Sophomore Class President slate Cedro Corn — had gathered enough signatures. However, their efforts underscored…
Election Day 2020 is 651 days away — and while this may appear to follow a trend of presidential bids coming earlier every election year, data on historical presidential announcement dates show a more complex story.
On Wednesday evening, members of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age gave a panel discussion on the opportunities for and challenges of electoral integrity created by technological innovations.
Last week, the 20th Undergraduate Senate and the Graduate Student Council (GSC) voted to confirm Jayaram Ravi ’19 and Carson Smith ’19 to the Constitutional Council, the judicial branch of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).
On Nov. 6, Palo Alto voters will elect three city council members from a pool of four candidates: community volunteer Alison Cormack and current councilmembers Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth and Cory Wolbach.
These endorsements were made on the group’s Facebook page despite the fact that “using a student organization name to endorse a candidate” is included on a list of “prohibited political activities” on Stanford’s Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) website, and has been for the duration of SCR’s endorsement campaign.
In its 24th meeting, 19th Undergraduate Senate addressed concerns regarding annual funding reductions on account of students’ waiving their activities fees. Senators also advocated for a need-blind admission policy for international students and more student input in the search for a new Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) director. The Senate also passed a resolution appointing Josie Bianchi ’20 to the ASSU Constitutional Council.