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Staff Senate, Women's Forum Elect New Members

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2017) -- Voting for University of Kentucky Staff Senate and the UK Women’s Forum is now open through 11:59 p.m. May 26. Voting is open to all UK staff who are 0.75 full time equivalent or greater.

Candidates for Staff Senate are running for terms running from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. This year, 32 candidates are seeking election to the senate.

Candidates for the Women’s Forum are running for two-year terms beginning June 20, 2017, at the all-day Women’s Forum board retreat.

Eligible staff can vote online here. Voters will be prompted to login using their link blue ID and password and then directed to the appropriate voting site. There will also be a voting station available during UK Appreciation Day on May 25.

The Staff Senate is divided into four sectors — president, provost, executive vice president for health affairs, and executive vice president of finance and administration — which are determined by the university’s organizational chart. Those who login to vote will be automatically directed to their designated voting sector. This year, the president’s sector has no candidates for the Staff Senate, but individuals working in that area are still encouraged to vote for members of the Women’s Forum.

For more information about the Staff Senate election, contact Brittany Begley at

For more information about the Women’s Forum election, contact Lisa Lockman at


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