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Elections Bylaws

2.1 Purpose and Scope

  1. Control of all SGA Elections and related activities shall rest with the Elections Committee.
  2. 2. The authority of the Elections Committee shall be limited in scope to only those duties stated in the SGA Constitution and these by-laws, and those duties essential and imperative in carrying out the mandates of the Constitution.

2.2 Membership and Terms

  1. The membership of the Elections Committee shall consist of at least the Elections Committee Chair, the Assistant Chair, Ballot Coordinator, Publicity Coordinator, and the Director of Debates. The Committee shall aim to have representation of every classification.
  2. The terms of all members of the Elections Committee shall commence upon their appointment and expire upon the appointment of a new Elections Committee Chair.
  3. All committee members must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 during their tenure in office.

2.3 Appointment of Elections Committee Members

  1. The Elections Committee Chair shall be nominated by the SGA President for confirmation by the Senate. In the event that the SGA President does not submit a candidate for Elections Committee Chair, per a timeline established by the Senate’s Committee on Ethics, the Senate must take a Vote of Progress, which initiate’s a 14-day countdown until when, the Senate shall establish the Office of the Temporary Elections Committee Chair. This office will operate the Elections Committee until the SGA President nominates his nominee for Elections Committee Chair.
  2. The Elections Committee Chair shall appoint no more than seven (7) members to the Elections Committee. Any SGA elected officer may nominate individuals for recommendation to those positions. An Elections Committee Chair must be confirmed by a two-thirds (2/3) Vote of the Senate before the twentieth (20) Senate meeting of the academic year.
  3. The Assistant Chair, Ballot Coordinator, and Publicity Coordinator, shall be appointed to the Elections Committee by the Elections Committee Chair. The Elections Committee Chair per the appointment of the Assistant Chair, Ballot Coordinator, and Publicity Coordinator, approval of a majority vote of the Senate.
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