PHOENIX - Arizona State University students and others associated with the Tempe-based university begin voting Monday to choose among options for updating the Sparky mascot's costume.
The election that runs through May 5 is in response to controversy over the updated version of the costume that was unveiled March 1.
The online ballot features four versions of the new costume with varying changes to the head and face.
The university's announcement of the election says the final voting options were selected by university leaders in coordination with student and alumni leaders and others.
How to vote:
- Go to ASU's "Vote for Sparky" website
- Vote for one of four costume selections
Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Results are to be announced May 7.