The SGA Senate and Class Officer Candidate speeches took place on Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 using the media outlet, Zoom. On the 28th, the upperclassmen officers had their speeches. The freshman officers had their speeches on the 31st.
Since 2011, the SGA elections have taken place online. However, due to the pandemic, candidates are solely relying on social media and word of mouth to maximize the most votes.
Adia Drayton, a sophomore biomedical engineering student running for a senate position in the College of Engineering, has taken full advantage of campaigning on social media since she decided to stay at home this semester.
“It’s definitely a different process, especially with me making the choice to stay at home,” Drayton said. “Since this is a completely online campaign/election, I’m sharing my campaign poster in group chats, stories, and planning an online game to keep the student body/voters involved.”
With a new school year comes new students. Jemoni Carter, a freshman biology student, knows that this year’s election is competitive because of social distancing protocols.
“It’s not going to be the same because of social distancing. People are doing what they can using social media,” Carter said.
Candidates are spreading the word by sharing their content with friends or other members of their campaign team to share on their socials.
The general election will take place on Sept. 3, and the runoff election will be on Sept. 10th. Voting will be available online from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Office of Student Development is responsible for sending the election link through email.
Winners will be announced via Instagram Live @ncatelectionscommittee at 6:10 p.m. after the election time.
Here below are the candidates and the position they are running for:
Senior Class Vice President
Junior Class Secretary
Sophomore Class Secretary
Curtis Shannon Jr.
Sophomore Class Treasurer
Freshman Class President
Freshman Class Vice President
Freshman Class Secretary
Freshman Class Tresurer
Senate – College of Arts,Humanities, and Social Sciences
Senate – College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Senate – Willie A.Deese College of Business and Economics
Senate – College of Education
Senate – College of Engineering
Senate – College of Health and Human Sciences
Senate – College of Science and Technology