ASWSU, GPSA polls open today

Undergrads to vote on four referendums, grads to vote on one

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

ASWSU and the Graduate and Professional Students Association are holding president, vice president and Senate elections, as well as sending referendums to voters. Both GPSA and ASWSU voting has opened.

Undergraduate students can take part in the ASWSU vote at stations in the CUB or online at They have until 7 p.m. Wednesday night to cast their votes.

ASWSU has four referendums on the ballot.

If approved, one would allow ASWSU’s 13 programming and service committees to elect their own chairs without presidential appointment.

Students will also decide on whether to pay a $5 fee in fall and spring semesters to help fund Student Media, which includes The Daily Evergreen, the Chinook yearbook and the Visitors Magazine. If the proposal fails, the Evergreen will immediately print one fewer paper each week after spring break, with potentially more cuts in the future.

Two referendums aim to change the Senate’s composition. One of them proposes changing the student government’s Constitution to allow non-degree granting colleges, like the Honors College, to be represented by a senator rather than a delegate.

The other would change the Constitution to require an odd number of voting positions on the Senate. The Constitution currently requires an even number of voting positions.

Graduate and professional student elections are online only at They have until 5 p.m. Thursday night to cast their votes.

Those voting in the GPSA election will also weigh in on the $5 Student Media fee, which is the only referendum on their ballot.