AMS presidential candidate penalized minutes into his candidacy

A presidential hopeful has already been put in the penalty box barely minutes after his candidacy was announced.

Stuart Clarke — one of six presidential candidates — has received a penalty from the AMS Elections Committee for publishing his campaign website before campaign period, which runs from February 25 to March 15.

He is also running for one out of five spots for senator-at-large, along with twelve other candidates.

According to AMS Chief Electoral Officer Halla Bertrand, Clarke emailed the committee a link to his campaign website on January 24. He then failed to remove the website within 24 hours of receiving a warning.

As a result, Clarke has been banned from campaigning between February 25 at 12:01 a.m. and February 26 at 12:01 a.m.

Clarke did not respond to The Ubyssey’s request for comment by press time.

This article has been updated to include Clarke’s Senate campaign.