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UA Council finally official!

On Tuesday, the Undergraduate Association finally legitimized the new council by ratifying their constitution. The ratification comes after an extended deliberation period amongst the council members spanning two meetings over two weeks. The single biggest change made to the constitution at this meeting was to move text that enumerates the election proceedings (including the timeline and the ability to change them), to the election code in the bylaws. The constitution was passed unanimously after a brief discussion outlining this and other small changes. Immediately after, the bylaws were passed with only one vote against and one abstention.

The approved election timeline extended the time for candidates for UA President and Vice President to campaign, since the cycle is starting later this year than in previous years. Students interested must have their paperwork submitted by March 21, with campaigning officially starting April 2. Electronic voting will be open April 11–13.

­—Stan Gill