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Student Government elections begin with candidate filing

Student Government elections kick off Monday, with filing for both executive positions and senate seats. For the first time, elections for speaker of the student senate will be included with the other executive positions of president, vice president and treasurer. 

A referendum to add the new executive position passed during last year's elections. The speaker of the student senate will fill the vice president's duties leading the student senate. Starting with the upcoming Student Government, the vice president will work with the president on administrative issues rather than dealing with the senate. 

The student senate elections take place over the same timeline as the executive positions, with 50 seats divided by academic college.

After filing — fees are $5 for senators and $50 for executive positions — soft campaigning begins Feb. 13, followed by the executive debate Feb. 20 and regular elections Feb. 27-28.

Students interested in running can file at the Leadership and Service Center in Russell House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.