At this point, University of Oregon students are sick and tired of hearing about ASUO elections in light of the shit-slinging, back door tactics that have filled our Facebook news feeds and made the cover of the Oregon Daily Emerald (ODE) for the past week. But one big question still lingers, what the hell is going on with the voting process? If Kate and Alex have been removed from the ticket, how is it that as of 4/10/12 at 12:55pm I can still vote for them? Why hasn’t Ben and Lamar been added back onto the ballot? Rumor has it that general elections will be held week four, is this true? What does that even mean? The worst part about this massive grey area that it has tossed our elections procedure into a blender, and the only organization who seems to been attempting to drink and regurgitate this poisonings concoction is the organization who’s been slanting the election since day one, the ODE.
I have yet to see ANY clarification from the ASUO, ASUO elections board, or the University of Oregon Administration directed towards the general student body in regards to what the regular voting process was, and how it has changed due to recent events. I keep seeing quotes in the ODE calling for administrative clarity on the matter, but have yet to receive one email from administration giving me a non-slanted summary of what is going on with our ASUO elections.
Students already have a problem with turning out to the polls once every four years in Presidential elections, led alone every year for ASUO elections. My guess is that a decent demographic of UO students have been turned off completely due to the recent events surrounding the ASUO elections drama.