ASUA calls meeting for elections commissioner

By Nick Smith
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, November 10, 2005

The student government senate voted to hold an emergency meeting to discuss and appoint an elections commissioner to oversee next week's Student Recreation Center referendum.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate was scheduled to appoint an elections commissioner last night, but tabled the decision because of confusion surrounding the possible resignation of Tyler Carrell, a finance junior and chief of staff for ASUA President Cade Bernsen.

Carrell hopes by resigning he may be appointed to the new elections commissioner position.

The elections commissioner's duties involve overseeing campaigns, conducting general elections and special elections, and ensuring fair elections.

Senators are confident that an elections commissioner will be chosen by the end of the weekend.

"What has to be done, has to be done," said Sen. Patrick Cook, a pre-education sophomore.

The emergency meeting will be held tonight at 9:30 in the Associated Students of the University of Arizona conference room.