Article X: Union Election Procedure

Section 1

At least ten academic days prior to the start of balloting, the Chief of Elections shall communicate to the Union the timeline for elections and shall promulgate the rules and procedures for that election period. At the start of balloting, the Chief of Elections shall communicate to the Union the commencement of an election and shall promulgate appropriate voting instructions.

Section 2

Candidates for office must attend a mandatory candidates meeting and indicate their intent to run for office in accordance with the rules set by the Chief of Elections.

Section 3

Candidates shall be allowed to campaign for at least four academic days prior to the start of balloting.

Section 4

Candidates must abide by the following "fair elections" rules:

Section 5

Failure to observe the provisions of this article or any other provision of the Student Union Constitution and these Bylaws may result in forfeiture of candidacy at the discretion of the Chief of Elections.

Section 6

Should a candidate be disqualified during balloting, the election shall be voided and a new election for that position shall be held. Should a candidate be disqualified after balloting has been completed, a new election for that position shall be held if the disqualification affects the outcome of the ballot.

Section 7

The Chief of Elections and all Elections Commissioners shall not:

Section 8

In the event of no demonstrated interest among constituents of a certain residential area to hold office as a Senator, the Student Union can hold a special election open to the entire undergraduate student body to fill any empty positions.

Section 9

Election of Previously Recalled, Impeached, or Removed Union Members:

 

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