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SA presidential elections ramp up

As the national campaign for president continues, the presidential campaign at ORU is just beginning. Eight potential candidates met for an informational meeting on Monday night.

The election process will take place on March 21 when candidates officially declare their candidacy.

The candidates will undergo interviews with the Elections Commission and SA Executive Team on March 23. The first submission of campaign materials are also due March 23.

Candidates will be notified March 25 if they will be continuing in the election process. Those candidates will be allowed to begin creating campaign materials Monday, March 28, but candidates cannot campaign until Monday, April 4.

The Candidate Forum will be held on April 6 in Zoppelt. Students will be able to ask the candidates questions as a form of debate.

The Primary Election voting begins after the forum at 9 p.m. on April 6 and will continue until April 7 at 11:59 p.m. President Wilson will announce the two candidates with the most votes continuing on to the general elections during chapel on Friday, April 8. If a candidate receives at least 50 percent of the votes plus one vote, then a general election will not be necessary.

The general election voting commences April 11 at 12:01 a.m. until April 12 at 11:59 p.m. President Wilson will announce the results of the election during chapel on Wednesday, April 13.

For full election coverage follow @oruoracle on Twitter.

Story by Alyssa LaCourse, Photo by Xavier Gonzalez

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