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Complaint IDSubmitted OnCandidate NameElection Code(s) BrokenStatusDetails
9 03/01/2022, 00:40 a.m. Leland Murphy Sec. 4.12 DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING CAMPAIGNING. Candidates shall refrain from knowingly deceptive campaign activities, including any act or statement reasonably calculated to injure or compromise the rights or interests of any student, faculty member, or administrator. Decision
8 02/28/2022, 10:04 p.m. Samantha Burg Sec. 4.12, SG Election Code: DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING CAMPAIGNING. Candidates shall refrain from knowingly deceptive campaign activities, including any act or statement reasonably calculated to injure or compromise the rights or interests of any student, faculty member, or administrator. Hearing
7 02/21/2022, 1:02 p.m. Samantha Burg Sec. 7.2 SPENDING LIMITS. Each group participating in campus-wide elections will set its own spending limits for campaigns and is responsible for enforcing these limits with the candidates running in their respective races. Sec. 7.3 EXCEEDING SPENDING LIMIT. Candidates whose total expenditures exceed 120% of their designated spending limit will be immediately disqualified. In extenuating circumstance, ESB may apply a substitute sanction. Total expenditures will include all campaign expenditures, contributions of funds, fair market value of campaign materials and all fines issued by ESB and/or other regulatory bodies. Decision
6 02/17/2022, 7:53 p.m. Alison Fernandez Sec. 3.3 PROHIBITED ASSOCIATION. Except in cases of a bona fide executive alliance as provided for in this election code, the prohibition against association means that no candidate is allowed to contribute financially or provide any other form of tangible support to another candidate. This generally includes, but is not limited to, donating or sharing of campaign materials, campaign money, and campaign organization resources, including people, or jointly soliciting votes between and amongst candidates who are not in a bona fide executive alliance. Because the purpose of the association rule is to encourage a diverse slate of candidates to compete in a fair and equitable election on the basis of their positions, the association prohibition should be applied only to further this purpose. Sec. 3.4 PERMITTED ASSOCIATION. Only the presidential and vice presidential candidates that have jointly filed under this code as an executive alliance are allowed to participate in campaigning together, endorse each other, and otherwise engage in joint, collaborative campaigning planning or activities. All non-executive alliance candidates in the election must campaign separately, without written or verbal endorsements, collaboration, financial or other tangible support from any fellow candidate in any campus-wide election. Candidates found in violation of this rule may be subject to sanctions under this code, including but not limited to, disqualification. Decision
5 02/17/2022, 5:31 p.m. Ryan Schlimme Sec. 6.11 CANDIDATE SEMINAR AGENDA. The Election Supervisory Board shall set the agenda for Candidate Seminar. The agenda must include explanations of this Code, review of the election timetable, and answering of candidate questions. Attendance at the candidate seminar is required of each candidate running in a race that is part of the Campus-Wide elections process. Failure to attend the Seminar shall not be an acceptable excuse for violating this Code. Sec. 6.12 CANDIDATE SEMINAR ABSENCE. If the candidate has an excused absence as determined by the Election Supervisory Board, then they may send an authorized agent in their place. The Election Supervisory Board must be notified of the substitution at least eight (8) hours in advance of the Candidate Seminar. Dismissed
4 02/16/2022, 10:30 a.m. Jayson Martinez, William Meyer, Alexander Feinstein Section 6.16 of the Campus-Wide: “Financial disclosures shall be filed with the Election Supervisory Board, in the Student Government Office (SAC 2.102) or other locations designated by the Election Supervisory Board, at the following times: a. By 4:30PM, on the first day of campaigning; b. By 4:30PM, on the last day of the General or Special Election. c. The ESB must make all financial disclosures submitted by campaigns publicly available within 24 hours of the submission deadline.” Per Section 6.14 of the Campus-Wide Election Code: “Each candidate must keep accurate and up-to-date records of all campaign receipts and expenditures. A template for financial disclosures for use by all candidates will be developed by the Election Supervisory Board and provided to each group by the first day of filing.” STUDENT GOVERNMENT SPECIFIC ELECTION CODE Sec. 3.27 DISQUALIFICATION. Failure to file accurate financial disclosure statements by the deadlines listed in this section, or falsification of financial statements, shall allow for disqualification of the candidate(s) or executive alliance(s) by the Election Supervisory Board. Decision
3 02/16/2022, 09:56 a.m. Julia Flack Sec. 6.11 (b) of the CWEC: “Attendance at the candidate seminar is required of each candidate running in a race that is part of the Campus-Wide elections process. Failure to attend the Seminar shall not be an acceptable excuse for violating this Code.” Sec. 6.12 of the CWEC: “If the candidate has an excused absence as determined by the Election Supervisory Board, then they may send an authorized agent in his or her place” but that the “Election Supervisory Board must be notified of the substitution at least eight (8) hours in advance of the Candidate Seminar." ESB Advisory Opinion 2022-002: "All candidates, or an authorized agent, must attend the Candidate Seminar." Decision
2 02/15/2022, 4:10 p.m. Julia Flack, Alison Fernandez, SG Election Code Title I Chapter VII Sec. 7.6 DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN STAFF. Each campaign will be required to submit to ESB an up-to-date list of all agents and workers at least as often as each financial disclosure deadline. SG Election Code Section 6.14 of the Campus-Wide Election Code: “Each candidate must keep accurate and up-to-date records of all campaign receipts and expenditures. A template for financial disclosures for use by all candidates will be developed by the Election Supervisory Board and provided to each group by the first day of filing.” Decision
1 02/12/2022, 8:20 p.m. Jayson Martinez, William Meyer, Sterling Mosley, Alexander Feinstein, Andrew Goldberg, Olivia Zelling Sec. 6.11 (b) of the CWEC: “Attendance at the candidate seminar is required of each candidate running in a race that is part of the Campus-Wide elections process. Failure to attend the Seminar shall not be an acceptable excuse for violating this Code.” Sec. 6.12 of the CWEC: “If the candidate has an excused absence as determined by the Election Supervisory Board, then they may send an authorized agent in his or her place” but that the “Election Supervisory Board must be notified of the substitution at least eight (8) hours in advance of the Candidate Seminar." ESB Advisory Opinion 2022-002: "All candidates, or an authorized agent, must attend the Candidate Seminar." Decision