After a rocky election season with allegations of voter intimidation, Islamophobia, election code violations and the dissolution of an entire team of candidates by their Student Elections Review Committee, the City College of New York’s Undergraduate Student Government’s 2017 election was nullified by Interim President Vincent Boudreau in May.
As of press time, a date for the reelection has not been set.
Boudreau’s choice not to certify the election results was outlined in an email to CCNY students, calling the entire election administration apparatus “weaker than it needs to be.” This weakness, he wrote, was partially to blame on the rollout of an online voting process where students could use their CCNY emails to vote for CCNY USG candidates from their personal computers. This could lead to more opportunities for voter intimidation. However, the issues run a lot deeper.