Student senate election results delayed until after spring break

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MAC WALBY, News Editor

Due to technical difficulties with the City College pipeline system, the Associated Student Government election results have been postponed until further notice.

“At this time, due to the closeness of the race and the technical issue, the release of the results will be delayed until the election committee can intervene,” Senate Adviser Amy Collins told a disappointed group of hopeful candidates.

The election committee is made up of current President Colette Brown, Vice President of External Affairs Grace Katzinson, as well as senators Sara Pena, Emily Gribble, and Trevor Leung.

“I know that that’s frustrating,” said Brown. “But everyone is doing all that they can at this point.”

The election committee will have to meet sometime after spring break to figure out where to go from here. With such a close race, the advisors are focused on making sure every vote is counted correctly.

“I would hope that they can meet Monday when they come back,” Collins said. “People are waiting.”

Forty-five students submitted their votes Monday, March 23, but due to a problem with the pipeline system their votes were not counted. The IT department has identified each of the students and has asked them to resubmit their original votes.

According to Paul Bishop, vice president of information technology, students were able to login, but no candidates showed up.

“If the user submitted the ballot, it would log that they had voted,” Bishop said. “But no voting data was saved.”

With spring break starting next week, the candidates will just have to sweat out their vacations instead of enjoying the time off.