New Election Dates Were Set More Than a Week Ago

But they haven’t been much publicized, have they? Including by me.

A commenter knocked me the other day, quite fairly, for not posting about the new election dates — they’re next Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 29 and 30. I’m sorry for not doing so sooner; I was working on a print story about the election and neglected the blog, when a short update would’ve sufficed.

What I find more disappointing, though, is that anyone has to rely on me to say when the election is.  That is one of the reasons students are paying $4950 a year for an elections chair, right?

[For the record, I could make up to $830 a year writing for the UP — but in reality I don’t make that much, because I don’t fill out time sheets to get paid when I don’t actually write anything.]

Flyers finally went up yesterday in the Breezeway (with a corrected URL) for the new election, but there’s been no university-wide announcement about it. The dates have been firm since at least last Friday — they were stated at the House meeting in Boca, which is when I obviously should’ve posted about it. Sorry.

Edit: Naturally, an announcement went out three hours after me posting this.

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2 Responses to “New Election Dates Were Set More Than a Week Ago”

  1. What I find more disappointing, though, is that anyone has to rely on me to say when the election is.

    ——-
    thats the kind of attitude that makes people ignore your blog MORE when it comes to breaking news.

    shouldn’t you strive to be that go to person, the person that people rely on? hell, isn’t that what a newspaper is supposed to do? dont tell me a college paper isn’t responsible for that.

  2. SSDD,

    So newspapers, not governments, should tell us when elections are?

    It’s OK for both to do so, but it shouldn’t be solely the newspaper’s responsibility by any means. (I should say that since this post, the same university-wide announcement has been sent out three times. So they are advertising, now.)

    Your point is otherwise absolutely correct.

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