Students will have the opportunity to vote on how they want post-season tickets distributed during SGA elections Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The referendum includes four options for post-season student ticket distribution. The options include a random lottery system, credit hour priority system, loyalty based priority system and credit hour and loyalty based priority system.
The referendum will be on the same online, AUAccess ballot with SGA major and minor candidates. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The election is under the MyCampus tab on AUAccess.
The first option is a continuation of the current distribution system, a lottery system. Students that vote for this option are voting for no change to the current system. With a lottery system, student enter the lottery and are chosen at random to receive the option to purchase a ticket to a post- season game.
A credit hour priority system is the second option. It will provide students with the highest number of Auburn University credit hours the ability to purchase a post- season ticket.
The loyalty based priority system is the third option. It provides priority ticket distribution to students that have the least number of penalty points for that football season.
Penalty points were implemented in the 2017 football season. Students receive penalty points based on their attendance to football games they have a ticket for. The loyalty based priority system allows students that have the least number of penalty points for that season the opportunity to purchase a post-season game ticket.
The final system, is a credit hour and loyalty based priority system. It combines the previous two distribution systems. Students have the least number of penalty points and highest number of Auburn University credit hours take top priority ticket distribution.
In the event of a tie in both the credit hour and loyalty based distribution systems, tickets will be distributed to a select group by random lottery system.
For example in the credit hour and loyalty based priority system, tickets will be distributed to students in order of decreasing credit hour. This means students with the most credit hours will be given the opportunity to purchase a ticket first. If a certain credit hour level is reached and there are more students at that level than available tickets, then those students will be entered in a random lottery.
The tie- breaking systems are similar in the credit hour and loyalty based priority systems. In the loyalty based priority system, students that have the least number of penalty points for that current season will receive priority for tickets. However, if the number of eligible students exceeds the number of available tickets, all students with the least number of penalty points will be entered into a random lottery.
The combination system, entitled credit hour and loyalty based, gives priority for ticket distribution to students that have both the lowest number of penalty points for the current season and the highest amount of Auburn University credit hours.
The system that is voted on will be used for distributing tickets for all post-season games, which include SEC Championships, bowl games and National Championships.