Since the end of spring break the campaign for the next Associated Students of CSU president and vice president has been in full swing. Every day, supporters of each campaign have littered the plaza, pulling students in with tasty treats and catchy taglines. However, Wednesday at 4 p.m. will mark the end of the road for one candidate, and a new beginning for the entire CSU community.
Voting begins today at 8 a.m. and will take place entirely on RAMweb, and will only take a student about five minutes to complete according to Beau Loendorf, ASCSU elections manager.
“We’ve had this system for a few years,” said Loendorf. “We use it because it keeps an accurate tally, it’s something all students can use and it’s very quick and efficient.”
A student is allowed to vote for president and vice president, as well as vote for the senator for his or her college.
While each student decides who he or she will vote for, each campaign has been hard at work trying to convince students that its strategy will bring a brighter future to CSU.
“We have geared our whole campaign around the positives of our campaign,” said John Stockley, who is running for vice president alongside presidential hopeful Wendy Bowling. “Although we do want to win, we don’t want to be remembered as the campaign who bashed the other candidates.”
Nigel Daniels and Andrew Olson have a similar outlook, basing their campaign on the reality of their platforms.
“We ran a full feasibility report on each of our initiatives to see if they could be accomplished within our given time frame,” said Daniels. “We took the time to ensure that everything could and would be accomplished.”
According to Loendorf, the biggest part of the campaign is spreading knowledge about ASCSU and about the candidates themselves.
“When you look at all four of the candidates, all have experience and have seen different sides of ASCSU,” said Loendorf. “I think that is going to lead to a really great outcome.”
ASCSU Beat Reporter Carrie Mobley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.