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.