Your Guide to UPUA Election Season

So, if you didn’t know (and unfortunately that’s quite possible) it’s UPUA election season. This is the time for you* to choose who will serve next year for your* student government. Candidates were allowed to start campaigning yesterday and you may have received a Facebook event invite or two from someone you know who is running.

The next two weeks leading up to the election will be busy, so here’s a breakdown of important dates if you want to follow what’s going on.

March 21, 8-9 p.m. – First UPUA Presidential Debate – Alumni Hall:

This is your chance to hear what presidential candidates TJ Bard and Travis Salters and their VP candidates Courtney Lennartz and Maggie Quinn have to say on the issues affecting Penn State and their plans to address them.

March 23, 2-5 p.m.  – Meet the Candidates – 1st Floor HUB:

Only know two people running and want to change that? This is your chance to meet and speak to the candidates in person.

March 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Meet the Candidates – 1st Floor HUB.

March 29, 8-9 p.m. – Second UPUA Presidential Debate – HUB Auditorium.

March 30, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. – UPUA Election –

This is the big one. Find 5 minutes sometime in your day to head over to the UPUA elections site to cast your votes.

Be sure to check back throughout the next two weeks for updates on the elections and candidates.

*meaning Penn State undergraduate students

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