Constitution’s ratification votes trickling in

Tracy Deutmeyer

It’s on its way, but its got a long way to go.

About 300 students showed up to ratify or turn down the proposed Government of the Student Body Constitution over the Veishea weekend. Jamey Hansen, Constitutional Convention chairman, said 4,300 more students need to vote this week in order to have a valid ratification process.

Twenty percent of the student body is needed to vote in the election. A simple majority is needed to ratify the constitution.

“We can win the election and still have an invalid election,” Hansen said.

Hansen said students can vote for or against the constitution through Friday of this week. Students can vote in the GSB office from today until Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, students can vote at a booth next to the West Student Office Spaces in the Memorial Union.

Students can also vote on Tuesday near the Friley Depot during residence hall dinner hours and on Wednesday at all three Richardson Court Association dining centers and both Towers Residence Association dining centers during dinner hours.

Hansen said convention officials would also like to “organize something through the greek system.”

Students need to present their fee cards and student identification cards in order to vote.