Winter Storm Postpones UGBC Presidential Debates, Elections

Due to tomorrow’s snow, the presidential debates for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) elections have been postponed until Wednesday, with elections moved back to Thursday and Friday, accordingly. The candidates seeking the presidency and vice-presidency, respectively, are as follows: Cassidy Gallegos, LSOE ’16, and Michael Keefe, A&S ’16; Thomas Napoli, A&S ’16, and Olivia Hussey, A&S ’17; and James Kale, LSOE ’16, and Jose Altomari, A&S ’16.

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) opted to postpone the debate due to the current blizzard conditions as well as the cancellation of Boston College’s shuttle service. There is a blizzard warning in effect for the city of Boston until 7 a.m. Monday, per the National Weather Service. The area can expect eight to 12 inches of snow accumulation, as well as gusts of winds up to 65 mph.

The debate will tentatively be held at 8 p.m. this Wednesday. This will push final voting to Thursday and Friday rather than Monday and Tuesday.

“It’s an unfortunate situation but there is not much we can do about it,” said Dan Ahern, co-chair of the Elections Committee and A&S ’15, in an email to the candidates. “Thank you for understanding.”

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