Amend Academic Senate Election Rules

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
01.01
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Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, New election rules and procedures were introduced and successfully tested at the Spring 2008 Plenary Session;

Whereas, In order to continue to use the new ballots or other efficient design, the "Election Rules and Procedures" must be amended to be less prescriptive; and

Whereas, Changes to the Academic Senate Bylaws must have the support of a majority of the members;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges change the Election Rules section I.G.2.a-c as stated below:
2) Each ballot shall proceed as follows:

Tellers shall distribute ballots with signature envelopes to those Delegates eligible to vote for the specific office being contested. The signature envelope of the ballot shall be color-coded for the specific Area and will match that Area's color-coded delegate badges.

a. The Delegate shall mark the ballot, seal it in the envelope, sign it the outside of the envelope, and return it the envelope to the tellers.

b. The tellers shall retire to another room and shall check compare the signatures on each ballot envelope against the signatures on the list of Delegates eligible to vote, setting aside any ballots envelope not submitted by a Delegate eligible to vote. Then, all ballots shall be removed from the remaining envelopes at one time, the envelopes set aside and retained, and the ballots. counted.

c. The specific process by which the election will be conducted, including the grounds and process for appeal of specific ballot results, shall be distributed in writing prior to the day of the election. Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges change the Election Rules section I.G.2.a-c.
Status Report: 

The Election Rules have been updated and are posted on this website.