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SA SENATE GEARING UP FOR ELECTIONS

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The Student Association Senate at the University at Albany is preparing for its fall semester Living Area Senators election, which began Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. and will be carried out through noon on Friday, Sept. 23.

Student Association Senate Chairman Jarrett Altilio said that the senator election is shaping up to be competitive.

“Many of the quads are competitive, especially State and Indian have a lot of candidates,” Altilio said. “So do most of the apartments, and off-campus there’s a lot of people running as well.”

Living Area Senators, who are elected for each on-campus and off-campus living accommodation, work to serve the undergraduate population and foster student life, as well as represent their living quarters.

Indian, State, Dutch, Colonial, Alumni, Empire Commons, Freedom Apartments, and Liberty require two senators each to be elected this year, along with eight off-campus students. Students running for these positions must currently reside in that specific living area.

When asked about the specific numbers of students running for each position, Altilio said he was unsure but expressed that more information will become available as the election draws closer.

“We’ll have more information next week when I can give actual numbers,” he said.

When voting begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, students can vote by logging onto MyUAlbany, followed by clicking on Campus Life and Student Elections.

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