(Feb 22) UC Dems Executive Board Elections Next Week

Hey UC Dems,

Next week we’ll be having our annual Executive Board Elections! Our elections meeting will start at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 22nd in Bartlett Trophy Lounge (usual time and place). We’re aiming for a 30-45 minute election, depending on the # of candidates.

As a good Democrat does, we need you all to GOTV (get out the vote) and come to the elections meeting. Bring your friends who’ve come to Dems before and anyone who wants to weigh in on the club’s future. Next year is a YUUUUGE year for our club, as Fall 2016 will be have the campus politically-charged like no one has ever seen.

There’s still one week left to submit nominations for your friends or for yourself. The rest of the details are below. See you next Monday! Be sure to come.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the elections process please feel free to contact Robin Ye, robinye@uchicago.edu.

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Date: (8th Week) Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Bartlett Trophy Lounge

Elections for the Offices of:

  • President

  • Executive Director

  • Treasurer

  • Events Director

  • Communication Directors (2)

  • Political Director

  • Secretary

  • Elections for these 8 positions will be conducted in the order listed. The winner will be revealed after each individual elections.

Nomination Process:

  • Any member of the UC Dems may nominate someone (including themselves) for a position

  • Qualified candidates will have until Sunday, February 21 at 12:00 pm (Noon) to submit their nomination (See Qualifications below)

  • A nomination is a simple, short email to the Election Chair Robin Ye,robinye@uchicago.edu, listing the positions you intend to run for and 1-2 sentences on why you are running. Nominations will only be accepted via email.

  • We will notify you if you are not qualified to run based on records of our event attendance

Candidacy Qualifications

Any person who has attended at least 5 UC Dems events in total, 3 of which must be general meetings, within the current academic year and prior to the election meeting will be deemed eligible to accept nominations for positions on the Executive Board

Voting Process:

  • All members who are in attendance on February 22nd and have fulfilled the requisite qualifications may vote. (See Qualifications below)

  • Candidates will have 2-minutes to address voters and state their case. For each position, after each candidate has spoken, the candidates running for that position will leave the room, and the remaining members may voice their opinions on whom they support. Voting will then be conducted by secret ballot. The candidate receiving a simple majority of votes will be declared the winner

  • If no candidate receives a majority of votes, a runoff election shall be held between the two leading candidates.

Voting Qualifications

Any person who has attended at least 3 UC Dems events in total, 2 of which must be general meetings, within the current academic year and prior to the election meeting will be deemed eligible to vote

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