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Homecoming elections break record

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Patrick Stephens
Staff Writer

 

This year’s Student Government Association election for homecoming court broke the Troy University record for elections.

Over 1500 students showed up to stand in line to cast their votes for Homecoming Court in the election that took place this past week.

This year’s number of voters exceeded 1100, which is the typical number of voters that will be expected to turn out for this sort of election.

“This is a really positive sign for future growth and interest in the Student Government Association” said SGA Clerk Jake Thibodeaux, a sophomore business major from Decatur.

“It’s exciting to see greater number of students become interested in elections and come out to make sure that their votes, and voices, will be heard.”

“I thought the election went extremely well. It was the biggest election in Troy’s history as far as voter turnout is concerned,” said Vice President of Legislative Affairs Paul Evans, a senior political science major from Montgomery.

“This shows that students have an invested interest in who represents their university in regards of Homecoming Court and ultimately Homecoming Queen. It was really great to seem so many students in the office voting.”

After the election of the Homecoming Court representatives, those chosen will go on to an interview process with the Homecoming Queen being crowned at halftime during the homecoming game.

Currently, a task group is being formed with the Student Government Association to address election rules and procedures and setting the bylaws to accommodate the three types of elections the SGA overseas: SGA Executive Officers and Academic Representatives, Resident Hall Representatives and Homecoming Court.