As the polls for the Yale College Council Executive Board elections opened Monday, one candidate — Yanni Legmpelos ’12 — was cited for violating campaign regulations.
The YCC Elections Committee reprimanded Legmpelos, who is running for treasurer, for placing 20 unauthorized table tents in Commons. The table tents — which had not been stamped or numbered by members of the committee — must be taken down, the committee ruled Monday night.
“Although they were signed later that day, we talked it over and decided that the rules are very clear and posters need a signature to be put up,” committee co-chairman Samuel Hafer ’10 said. “So we’re issuing a reprimand to Yanni and he has to take down the offending posters.”
The committee also ruled that the News’ endorsements of the candidates cannot be posted on the YaleStation Web site because the paper did not officially send a representative to the YCC’s endorsement meeting last Thursday. (Although a News reporter attended the meeting, he was there only to observe.)
The committee also concluded that the absence of treasurer candidate Colin Adamo ’10 from mandatory election meetings should not disqualify him from the race. Hafer said Adamo’s excuses were legitimate, and dismissed claims that Adamo is a joke candidate.
Remarked Hafer: “As far as we know, his campaign is as serious as anyone else’s.”