SGA elections pushed back one day due to TopNet issue

Taylor Harrison

The Student Government Association’s spring election has been tentatively postponed to March 28-29.

The election, which would have taken place from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 has been pushed back a day due to campus-wide problems with TopNet.

Students will now be able to vote for candidates starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and the election will close on Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

Cory Dodds, SGA’s director of information technology, said that if the repairs on TopNet are not completed in time, the election will have to be pushed back until next week.

“We’re just playing it day by day and seeing how it turns out,” Dodds said.

The SGA executive cabinet along with Charley Pride, director of student activities and organizations, made the decision to postpone the election, Dodds said.

SGA President Billy Stephens said the election results will now be announced Friday at 12:01 a.m. in the SGA office, DUC 310, after the polls are closed.

“This is probably more beneficial, probably to the three presidential candidates because it gives them an extra day to do a little bit more campaigning,” Stephens said.

Stephens also said that he thinks the postponement will not affect the number of students who will vote in the election.