Students Drop Out of BYU Election Due to Honor Code Violation

Students Drop Out of BYU Election Due to Honor Code Violation

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- An Honor Code violation has forced two Brigham Young University students to drop out of a student body election.

Jason Smith won the primary election last week and was favored to be B-Y-U's next student-body president, but his ticket was disqualified when his vice-presidential candidate, J. Griggs dropped out of the race.

Griggs withdrew after the Honor Code Office place him on probation for violating curfew.

School officials say candidates are told that one member of a ticket cannot win without the other.

On Friday, a B-Y-U committee voted to award the election to another finalist team, Adam Larson and Chrissie Sant.

On Monday, Smith appealed the elections committee's decision, but his appeal was denied.

Larson and Sant will take office at the end of the semester. Larson said they will consider appointing Smith to a B-Y-U Student Service Association position next year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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