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UA Election Solution

So I was doing a little thinking one day, and in light of the numerous mishaps in the election process, I think I stumbled upon a solution to all of our election woes. Before you criticize what I have to say, realize that this is the fundamental way for people’s voices to be heard.

As you know, around lunchtime Walker Memorial gets filled with a wide variety of students. One might say it fills up with a good cross-section of the MIT community. What I propose is that on a designated day, somebody from the election committee goes to Walker with a microphone, says the candidates’ names, and, based on the cheering, the winner is announced.

We can be quantitative about it. The way I see it, if NBA arenas have voice-o-meters, then I’m sure MIT could scrounge some up as well. This election process would be quick, painless, decisive and, most of all, fun.

Vikram Maheshri ’03