Mayela Morales, Associated Students External Vice President for Statewide Affairs-elect, has been disqualified from holding public office, according to modified A.S. election results sent out Wednesday night.
Elections Board has not yet confirmed the reason for Morales’s disqualification. The results will be up for ratification at the A.S. Senate meeting tonight.
According to Gaucho On-Line Database (G.O.L.D.) public records, Morales has not been enrolled in any classes at UCSB during the Spring Quarter. A.S. Legal Code mandates that executive candidates be enrolled in at least six units per quarter to be eligible for office.
G.O.L.D. public records show that Morales’s 2018 Spring quarter has been “canceled.”
In the event that the six-unit requirement is not met, an elected executive officer has two weeks to appeal to any error regarding the unit count or present extenuating circumstances to the Elections Committee, according to the bylaws.
It is not known at this time whether EVPSA runner-up Madeline Loudon will take her place.
This article will be updated.
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