Northern students vote to go tobacco-free
Chancellor to weigh in on final decision
Student senate election and the new no-tobacco policy voting ended 3 p.m. Thursday at Montana State University-Northern.
In a close race, 76 students voted in favor of making Northern a tobacco-free campus and 60 voted against it.
Denise Brewer, the director of student activities at Northern, said since the vote to make the campus property tobacco-free was so close, they will take the results to Chancellor James Limbaugh to create a plan as to what to do next.
There was no competition for student senate, but three people were written in to become eligible for a senator-at-large position. To be eligible for candidacy by write-in, at least five voters must write the same person’s name on the ballot. If there is a competition, they must then have more votes than the candidate listed on the ballot. However, there were no such instances in this year’s election at the university.
A total of 144 votes were made by those eligible to do so at the university. This is 16.7 percent of...
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