The Associated Students has scheduled a vote next week on changes to certain parts of its constitution. The election will take place on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 in the Office of Student Affairs.
â€œThis isnâ€™t an election for positions, just constitutional amendments. We want to deal with these specific amendments before spring because they deal with the new trimester change,â€ Â said Diego Lopez, AS Chief Justice of the Supreme Council. â€œOur governing document makes references to winter intersession and we donâ€™t have winter session anymore.â€
Lopez says pamphlets will be available to students in the Office of Student Affairs to help inform them on the proposed constitution changes.
â€œWe are going to have little pamphlets in the front of the Office of Student Affairs for students to read,â€ said Lopez.
According to Lopez voting will be done on paper ballots, not online.
â€œWeâ€™re not going to have online voting this time. We are working with the League of Women Voters so they can help facilitate the voting booths,â€ said Lopez.
Peter Torres, AS vice president for public relations, explained the difficulties of reaching out to students
â€œThere are a lot of PCC students who go to school and just go home and [they] donâ€™t know thereâ€™s a student government,â€ said Torres.
To try and reach more students Torresâ€™s said the AS plans to advertise for the elections.
â€œ[We will be doing] a massive online campaign. First weâ€™ll be targeting social media through Facebook, Twitter, and the Associated Studentsâ€™ website. [Also weâ€™ll] send a massive information dissemination to teachers and department heads because we might not be able to have direct contact with the students but [they do],â€ said Torres.
The AS will also use more traditional ways of getting studentsâ€™ attention.
â€œ[We will also advertise] through the Courier and the press throughout Pasadena like the Star-News,â€ said Torres.
The AS has also been using posters to catch studentâ€™s attention.
â€œ[We will be doing] massive publicity around campus like posters. It catches more attention from students and they really like it,â€ said Torres.
â€œLately AS publicity has been focusing on the catchiness of the poster because this generation of students wouldnâ€™t just stop by a poster and read it if it was not catchy.â€
Voting will take place Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 in the Office of Student Affairs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.