Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Communi ty Colleges believes in a fair, democratic, and inclusive election process and that disqualification of a ballot and the corresponding representation that is denied should be kept to a minimum;
Whereas, During the Spring 2013 balloting for the A cademic Senate for California Community Colleges officers and representatives, a significant number of ballots were disqualified due to signature discrepancies; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Communi ty Colleges recognizes that some individuals can vary the strokes of their signature s slightly based on numerous factors;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California C ommunity Colleges Elections Chair announce from the podium the names of delegates who se signatures need to be validated and allow up to five minutes for the individuals to report to the Elections Chair to provide validation prior to discarding the ballot and total ing the votes effective Spring 2014.
This resolution was implemented at the 2014 Spring Plenary Session and will be incorporated into the elections procedures.