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BEC issues three infractions in special election race

The Board of Elections Commissioners issued three infractions to two slates on Feb. 25 during the Missouri Students Association special presidential election.

The Hutchinson/Ghuman slate received two infractions. They were issued a warning for turning in election forms 5 and 6 late. Election Form 5 is the Report of Campaign Material and Election Form 6 is Posting of Campaign Materials. The slates must file with the BEC how and where they are advertising.

Both the Hutchinson/Ghuman slate and the Earl/Schafer slate each received one infraction for posting flyers in classrooms in Strickland Hall, which violates the Campus Buildings section of the BEC handbook. Each slate was issued a $100 fine.

The section reads: In addition to flyers, “chalking” the chalk/dry erase boards as well as mass flyer distribution in a classroom is NOT permitted.”

BEC Chairwoman Bridget Everson said the BEC is confident in their ruling because it is stated in the handbook.

Both slates appealed their infractions with the $100 fine. There is no set date to when the Student Court will have a decision. It is dependent on when briefs are submitted and the court convenes.

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