Tempe USG responds to criticism of election issues, calls for comments Share Tweet Email Print The Tempe Undergraduate Student Government released a statement Tuesday evening calling for the student body to rise above the drama and negativity of the recent executive and senatorial elections and to recognize the impact of student government on campus. "With the run-off elections approaching, let's redirect our focus on the visions of each platform and understand that the political circus that has ensued overshadows the immense impact Undergraduate Student Government has on this campus," the statement reads. "We have the power to make real change to better the experiences of all Sun Devils." The statement directs students to look on the bright side — for example, this year, voter turnout was nearly twice what it was last year. It instructs students who want to "repair" the elections system to come to the USG Tempe offices attend this year's final senate meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 in MU 22. Related Link: 'Broken' Tempe USG election system strikes controversy among candidates USG elections are more trouble than they're worth, require improvement Reach the reporter at Arren.Kimbel-Sannit@asu.edu or follow @akimbelsannit on Twitter. Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter. Subscribe to Pressing Matters Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox. Related Stories Trial begins in canine cancer study led by ASU researcher ASU receives Seal of Excelencia for commitment to Latino student achievement What's going on with all the construction around Tempe?