The Rules were suspended and the new ballot design was tested. A subsequent Bylaws change implementing the new ballot was adopted in Fall 2008.
Whereas, Section I.G.2) of the Academic Senate Rules for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is very specific about the design of the ballot and the process used by delegates when electing officers and representatives;
Whereas, There is great interest among delegates, senate presidents, and the Executive Committee to test new ballot designs that may be more environmentally friendly and more efficient to use; and
Whereas, The Elections Committee and the Executive Committee are not ready to recommend an official replacement ballot and subsequent change to Section I.G.2) at this time since electronic ballots are also being considered;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges suspend Section I.G.2) of the Academic Senate Rules for Spring 2008 officer and representative elections in order to test the new ballot design demonstrated at Area meetings in preparation for the Spring Plenary Session. MSC Disposition: Local Senates