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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Wednesday is the last day to request an absentee ballot for the Spring elections

Students will choose from three parties to elect the next president, vice president, treasurer and 50 senators

Students have until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to request an absentee ballot for the UF Student Government Spring election.

Students who are not living in Gainesville or don’t feel comfortable voting in person can request an absentee ballot to be sent by mail by filling out a request form through the SG website. Students must provide an address and their contact information through the online form to receive the ballot. 

The SG Spring election will take place on Feb. 23 and 24, and students will elect 50 senators by college and a new executive branch, including the next Student Body president, vice president and treasurer.

Students have three party options to choose for the executive board: the Gator Party, the Change Party and the Keg Party.

Current Senate President Cooper Brown is running with Gator for Student Body president, Faith Maniti for vice president and Giovanna Mompremier for treasurer. 

Change Party executive ticket candidates are Wynton White for Student Body president, Matthew Rodriguez for vice president and Amy Nicholas for treasurer. 

For Keg, Michael Ackerman is running for the Student Body president position, along with Braeden Allen and Benjamin Haut as vice president and treasurer, respectively.

According to the slating list, 48 Gator-affiliated candidates are running for a Senate seat, and 41 are running with Change. Two spots are marked as pending under Gator, and three under Change as of noon Tuesday. Keg Party has no registered candidates running for seats in Senate.

Contact Carolina Ilvento at cilvento@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @CarolinaIlvento.

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Carolina Ilvento

Carolina is a second-year journalism major with a minor in sustainability. In the past, she covered stories and events for WUFT, and she is now reporting on Student Government for The Alligator. Carolina loves to do yoga and go to the beach whenever she isn't writing.


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