Complaints filed in October election


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Cassidy Alexander

Judicial complaints were filed on the first day of school against two members of SG for violating elections guidelines.

Sabrina Sorrentino, SG Elections Commissioner, filed complaints against Senator Kyle Spear and Senate Pro-Tempore Sami Mims. Both members of SG are accused of violating the rule that campaign signage is not permitted on campus until three weeks before the upcoming election.

The complaints, filed Aug. 22, accuses Mims of “posing for a picture with a United Party sign on University grounds, outside of the three week timeframe of signage.” Campaign signs are permitted to go up Oct. 4 at 8:00 a.m.

The complaint also asked that “continued active campaigning” on social media with evidence of the infraction stop. As of Aug. 24, Spinnaker is unable to find evidence of the infraction on social media.

At Monday’s Senate meeting, it was announced that Mims is currently the chair of the Red Party.

Spear is accused of “openly carrying a United Party sign on university grounds.” The complaint details that he was reported to have the sign on the green, in front of the Brooks College of Health, and by the SG tent at the Jags ticket sale event.

The next election will be held Oct. 25 and 26.

According to an email from SG advisor Victoria Shore, the complaints have been found of merit, meaning there will be judicial hearings about the accusations. The first hearing is on Monday, Aug. 29 at  8:30 a.m. The second hearing is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m.  


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