This spring, The Daily interviewed and reviewed the platforms of 17 candidates running for the position of ASSU Undergraduate Senator. Of them, we ultimately decided to endorse six — roughly a third of our applicant pool. However, our vetting process revealed a concerning level of dissonance between many candidates’ perception of the Senate, as well as institutional processes, and the realities of how student government functions and interfaces with the University at-large. We suspect this dissonance is precisely what feeds into what is widely considered to be an inefficient and uninformed elected Senate.
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.