The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors will vote to decide if they should create a Secretary of Accessibility on Wednesday, May 19. The purpose of the Secretary of Accessibility would be to promote accessibility and disability awareness on campus, according to Chair of the ASI Diversity and Inclusion Committee Amanda Tejeda who co-wrote […]
Vote today in ASI Election
The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) election opened this morning, April 21, at 9 a.m. and will remain open for voting until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. The student body will be electing the ASI President and the ASI Board of Directors into office for the 2021-22 school year. “Students should make sure they are educated about […]
How to avoid common ballot mistakes to ensure your vote counts
County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong discussed common mistakes to avoid that can disqualify ballots as well as what to do if a voter makes a mistake.
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Meet the eight candidates running for two city council seats
This story was updated on Oct. 19 with new information from local activist Tianna Arata in response to claims made by Abrianna Torres. Two seats on the San Luis Obispo City Council are up for election Nov. 3. City Council is composed of the elected mayor and four council members. The council sets the policies […]
Meet the four candidates running for San Luis Obispo mayor
The seat for San Luis Obispo’s mayor is up for election, with four candidates fighting for the spot. San Luis Obispo residents can vote for a mayoral candidate in the upcoming Nov. 3 election. Students can vote in this election if they are registered to vote with an off-campus San Luis Obispo address. The election […]
Community members to host voter rally
San Luis Obispo organizations are hosting an informative rally on voting at Mitchell Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The socially-distant, non-partisan rally aligns itself with how important local voting is. Organizers will discuss what’s covered in the ballot, and will offer music, prizes and food. “The purpose is […]
ASI announces 2020-2021 President Shayna Lynch and Board of Directors
Political science junior Shayna Lynch was elected Cal Poly’s new 2020-2021 ASI President. Lynch received 1,798 total votes with 3,547, or 17%, of students voting in this election, according to an ASI press release.
Meet the 2020-2021 ASI Presidential candidates
The 2020-2021 spring elections for ASI President and ASI Board of Directors will take place virtually from Wednesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. through Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m. Cal Poly students can access the ballot on the ASI website and the Cal Poly Portal. There are three candidates running for the 2020-2021 ASI […]
If more than 40 percent of students vote in ASI elections, it will be the largest turnout in Cal Poly history
The percentage of students who vote in student government elections has been gradually increasing over the past 10 years, with voting spikes in 2011 and 2013.
California Assemblymember proposes lowering the voting age to 17
California District Assemblymember Evan Low from Silicon Valley reintroduced an amendment to lower the voting age in California from 18 to 17. “It is our responsibility to inspire the next generation to become active and informed voters,” Low said in a news release. “Lowering the voting age will hook students while they are young, […]