April 10, 2011

Another Obstacle For VSA Changes

In a student referendum that closed yesterday, close to 66% of students polled voted in favor of the proposed changes to the VSA Constitution, which establish a Residence Council and senator system. 34% of students voted against the changes. 30% of the student body, or 791 students, participated in the referendum.

But this doesn't mean that the changes are final. A sophomore filed a complaint with the judicial board regarding the results, which will be discussed in a hearing tomorrow. The complaint: "The VSA Board of Elections’ decision to require a simple majority of participating voters and not a majority of all members of the VSA is a violation of the VSA Constitution."