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Violations

Violations of the KSU SGA Elections Regulations will be posted on here as they are filed. To file a complaint please complete the Complaint Form.

2022 Elections Violations:

Complaint 22-04

Suspected Violator(s): 

Multiple Student Body President Campaigns

Suspected Violation: 

01-0113 (A)(2) Tables established by multiple presidential candidates before the date outlined in the statutes. 

Complaint filed by:

Bryce Atchison

Hearing: Center for Student Involvement Conference Room at 4:15 PM on 2/25/22***

Determination: In Violation

Reason: According to the wording of 01-0113 (A)(2), any of the campaigns who tabled before two weeks prior to the general election is in violation. If the complaint had been received when it was filed, the penalty would have been a suspension of all tabling by the campaigns until allowed per the statute. An opportunity for candidates who did not receive the opportunity to table would have been extended to ameliorate the situation and put all the candidates on a more even playing field.****

***This violation was not received within the statute of limitations because of a technical issue with the complaint form, but a discussion was held due to the oversight. 

****This penalty reflects what was actually done when the Elections Committee received the complaint. 

Complaint 22-03

Suspected Violator(s):
Parker Vulgamore and Jeff Ebeck

Suspected Violation:
01-0114 D Message containing campaign material in Ag Econ Club GroupMe

Complaint filed by:
Bryce Atchison

Hearing: Center for Student Involvement Conference Room at 10:45 AM on 2/25/22

Determination: Not in Violation

Reason: According to the KSU SGA Elections Regulations Code Section 01-0115 (M), no campaign shall be held responsible for a violation not directed by the candidate(s) or campaign staff. After investigation, it was determined that the party who sent the message in the Agricultural Economics GroupMe was not directed to do so by the candidates or any of the campaign staff. Because of this, the violation against the Vulgamore Ebeck campaign was dismissed. 

Complaint 22-02

Suspected Violator(s):
Bryce Atchison and Elli Toothaker

Suspected Violation:
Not registering their social media account with the Elections Commissioner prior to making the account public

Complaint filed by:
Reed Krewson

Hearing: N/A

Determination: Complaint Dismissed

Reason: Violation was for an elections regulation that had not yet been published.

Complaint 22-01

Suspected Violator(s):
Marta Richenburg and Payton Lynn

Suspected Violation:
Not registering their social media account with the Elections Commissioner prior to making the account public

Complaint filed by:
Reed Krewson

Hearing: N/A

Determination: Complaint Dismissed

Reason: Violation was for an elections regulation that had not yet been published.