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Wednesday, Feb. 9

The AS Board of Directors passed a revised AS Election Code. Remy Levin, AS elections coordinator, was in attendance and answered questions from board members. The most significant changes to the code include ways candidates are allowed to campaign. Verbal campaigning is now allowed much earlier than it was in the past; students running for office can also campaign online and the AS is running a pilot program this spring for publicly financed elections, where candidates can be reimbursed for up to $100 of their campaign expenses.

Vice President for Governmental Affairs Byron Starkey presented a draft of the 2011 AS federal legislative agenda, which was recently passed by the Legislative Affairs Council. It can be found online at gov.as.wwu.edu.

AS Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. They are usually held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in VU 567. More information can be found online at  gov.as.wwu.edu.