Weather could impact UCSU elections
Unfavorable weather conditions are in store for the final two days of the UCSU elections.
A snow and blowing snow advisory is in effect in the Boulder area until Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The chance of precipitation Thursday is 90 percent and the high for the day is 39 degrees. Up to 20 mile per hour winds will make the temperature feel closer to the mid-20s.
Because much campaigning in this election is done by word of mouth, cold weather may keep candidates from talking to a large number of students and may even have an effect on the voter turnout.
One candidate running on the One ticket understands that poor weather could make a difference in the election outcome.
“The weather has indeed hindered our capacity to reach out to as many students as we would have liked,” said Chance Heath, a junior international affairs major running for Tri-executive. “We are still working diligently to make sure that every student’s voice is heard.”
Snow showers are expected to continue until Friday morning and possibly pick up again Friday evening.
Highs Friday will be in the low 40s and lows will be in the upper 20s. Wind will blow from the northwest between 20 and 40 miles per hour most of the afternoon and into Friday evening.
The rain and snow showers have also damaged much of the campaign signage on campus, according to Election Commissioner Sean Daly.
“I think that the weather has erased a lot of chalking, and so fewer students will be reminded to vote,” he said.
The cold and snow will end just in time for the weekend and more favorable conditions are in store.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Sarah Ruybalid at Sarah.email@example.com.