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  • Are faculty and staff eligible to vote in Student Government elections?

    Are faculty and staff eligible to vote in Student Government elections?  

     

  • Are there any good online voting companies for our SG elections?

    I was wondering if you had any suggestions for good online voting techniques or companies that other Student Governments have used in the past that are very user friendly and worked out good. Please let me know if you have any idea's that could help us with upcoming elections.
     

     

  • Are there any SGs that elect a treasurer for a year and then that person becomes the vice president of finance or chief financial officer?

    Is there is any known information about universities who elect a treasurer for one year and then they become a Vice President of Finance, or Chief Finance Officer or something of the like?  

     

  • Are there basic standards that SGAs must follow for elections?

    Is there a set of basic standards that SGA's must follow for elections? The current "president" inherited the position from last year's president. Not one member of the student body has voted on the presidency. The very first meeting was on September 17 and the elections are being held on October 7. Only the members of the SGA are going to be allowed to vote and not the student body. The sponsor, who is also the golf coach, said at the first meeting that he was requiring the golf team to be there. It isn't something they undertook on their own. Since the majority of members of the SGA are on the golf team or cheer leading squadthat doesn't represent the student body as a whole. It seems to be more of a special club whos members will represent themselves and their issues but no one elses.

    Are their boilerplate rules for SGA elections or are schools allowed to conduct elections in any way they choose?
     

     

  • Can a candidate's votes be thrown out if she/he interfers with the election monitor's duties?

    We had a student here interfering with election monitor’s duties. Can their votes be thrown out due to the actions; or is there not anything that can be done if it isn’t in the bylaws?
     

     

  • Can the current SG president stop the court from reviewing complaints for an election in which he ran? (answer 1 of 5)

    The Student Government Association held elections for the positions of Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Affairs and certain Senator seats (General, College and University seats) last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The current Student Body President ran in the election and lost. A few complaints were submitted to the General Court concerning various violations of election rules. (The General Court was approved by the General Assembly of the SGA, and one of their duties according to the SGA Constitution and By-laws is to oversee the proper functioning of the student government elections.) All but one of the complaints was resolved by the General Court.

    On the day the General Court planned to decide the final complaint relating to the declaration of the Executive Vice President winner, the current Student Body President at 5:15 p.m. submitted an executive order that prohibited the General Court from meeting later that night to discuss any matter pertaining to the elections complaints. A meeting of the Court to discuss the elections and any of its complaints became an impeachable offense according to the executive order.

    The executive order was based on a petition submitted to the Student Body President at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the rest of the General Court. The petition was submitted to the Student Body President by a current Senator and winner of a Senatorial seat in the election. The General Court is not allowed to make any decisions pertaining to the election until May 9, 2004, or the current Student Body President chooses to lift the executive order.

    My question for the experts is: Can the current Student Body President issue an executive order to stop the General Court from hearing and deciding on any unresolved complaints for an election in which the current President ran as a candidate? What can a member of the General Assembly do to counter the President's executive order? Can an impeachment of the Chief Justice of the General Court and/or the entire General Court result in the current President declaring the election void? In answering your questions, please site specific parliamentary procedural rules where possible. There is nothing in our current constitution or by-laws that addresses how to overturn an executive order or any rules guiding a current officers actions if he/she is also a candidate in the election. Please advise on the last statement in addition to answering the aforementioned questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this matter. I can be contacted if you have any questions.
     

     

  • Can the current SG president stop the court from reviewing complaints for an election in which he ran? (answer 2 of 5)

    The Student Government Association held elections for the positions of Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Affairs and certain Senator seats (General, College and University seats) last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The current Student Body President ran in the election and lost. A few complaints were submitted to the General Court concerning various violations of election rules. (The General Court was approved by the General Assembly of the SGA, and one of their duties according to the SGA Constitution and By-laws is to oversee the proper functioning of the student government elections.) All but one of the complaints was resolved by the General Court.

    On the day the General Court planned to decide the final complaint relating to the declaration of the Executive Vice President winner, the current Student Body President at 5:15 p.m. submitted an executive order that prohibited the General Court from meeting later that night to discuss any matter pertaining to the elections complaints. A meeting of the Court to discuss the elections and any of its complaints became an impeachable offense according to the executive order.

    The executive order was based on a petition submitted to the Student Body President at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the rest of the General Court. The petition was submitted to the Student Body President by a current Senator and winner of a Senatorial seat in the election. The General Court is not allowed to make any decisions pertaining to the election until May 9, 2004, or the current Student Body President chooses to lift the executive order.

    My question for the experts is: Can the current Student Body President issue an executive order to stop the General Court from hearing and deciding on any unresolved complaints for an election in which the current President ran as a candidate? What can a member of the General Assembly do to counter the President's executive order? Can an impeachment of the Chief Justice of the General Court and/or the entire General Court result in the current President declaring the election void? In answering your questions, please site specific parliamentary procedural rules where possible. There is nothing in our current constitution or by-laws that addresses how to overturn an executive order or any rules guiding a current officers actions if he/she is also a candidate in the election. Please advise on the last statement in addition to answering the aforementioned questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this matter. I can be contacted if you have any questions.
     

     

  • Can the current SG president stop the court from reviewing complaints for an election in which he ran? (answer 3 of 5)

    The Student Government Association held elections for the positions of Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Affairs and certain Senator seats (General, College and University seats) last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The current Student Body President ran in the election and lost. A few complaints were submitted to the General Court concerning various violations of election rules. (The General Court was approved by the General Assembly of the SGA, and one of their duties according to the SGA Constitution and By-laws is to oversee the proper functioning of the student government elections.) All but one of the complaints was resolved by the General Court.

    On the day the General Court planned to decide the final complaint relating to the declaration of the Executive Vice President winner, the current Student Body President at 5:15 p.m. submitted an executive order that prohibited the General Court from meeting later that night to discuss any matter pertaining to the elections complaints. A meeting of the Court to discuss the elections and any of its complaints became an impeachable offense according to the executive order.

    The executive order was based on a petition submitted to the Student Body President at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the rest of the General Court. The petition was submitted to the Student Body President by a current Senator and winner of a Senatorial seat in the election. The General Court is not allowed to make any decisions pertaining to the election until May 9, 2004, or the current Student Body President chooses to lift the executive order.

    My question for the experts is: Can the current Student Body President issue an executive order to stop the General Court from hearing and deciding on any unresolved complaints for an election in which the current President ran as a candidate? What can a member of the General Assembly do to counter the President's executive order? Can an impeachment of the Chief Justice of the General Court and/or the entire General Court result in the current President declaring the election void? In answering your questions, please site specific parliamentary procedural rules where possible. There is nothing in our current constitution or by-laws that addresses how to overturn an executive order or any rules guiding a current officers actions if he/she is also a candidate in the election. Please advise on the last statement in addition to answering the aforementioned questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this matter. I can be contacted if you have any questions.
     

     

  • Can the current SG president stop the court from reviewing complaints for an election in which he ran? (answer 4 of 5)

    The Student Government Association held elections for the positions of Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Affairs and certain Senator seats (General, College and University seats) last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The current Student Body President ran in the election and lost. A few complaints were submitted to the General Court concerning various violations of election rules. (The General Court was approved by the General Assembly of the SGA, and one of their duties according to the SGA Constitution and By-laws is to oversee the proper functioning of the student government elections.) All but one of the complaints was resolved by the General Court.

    On the day the General Court planned to decide the final complaint relating to the declaration of the Executive Vice President winner, the current Student Body President at 5:15 p.m. submitted an executive order that prohibited the General Court from meeting later that night to discuss any matter pertaining to the elections complaints. A meeting of the Court to discuss the elections and any of its complaints became an impeachable offense according to the executive order.

    The executive order was based on a petition submitted to the Student Body President at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the rest of the General Court. The petition was submitted to the Student Body President by a current Senator and winner of a Senatorial seat in the election. The General Court is not allowed to make any decisions pertaining to the election until May 9, 2004, or the current Student Body President chooses to lift the executive order.

    My question for the experts is: Can the current Student Body President issue an executive order to stop the General Court from hearing and deciding on any unresolved complaints for an election in which the current President ran as a candidate? What can a member of the General Assembly do to counter the President's executive order? Can an impeachment of the Chief Justice of the General Court and/or the entire General Court result in the current President declaring the election void? In answering your questions, please site specific parliamentary procedural rules where possible. There is nothing in our current constitution or by-laws that addresses how to overturn an executive order or any rules guiding a current officers actions if he/she is also a candidate in the election. Please advise on the last statement in addition to answering the aforementioned questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this matter. I can be contacted if you have any questions.
     

     

  • Can the current SG president stop the court from reviewing complaints for an election in which he ran? (answer 5 of 5)

    The Student Government Association held elections for the positions of Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Affairs and certain Senator seats (General, College and University seats) last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The current Student Body President ran in the election and lost. A few complaints were submitted to the General Court concerning various violations of election rules. (The General Court was approved by the General Assembly of the SGA, and one of their duties according to the SGA Constitution and By-laws is to oversee the proper functioning of the student government elections.) All but one of the complaints was resolved by the General Court.

    On the day the General Court planned to decide the final complaint relating to the declaration of the Executive Vice President winner, the current Student Body President at 5:15 p.m. submitted an executive order that prohibited the General Court from meeting later that night to discuss any matter pertaining to the elections complaints. A meeting of the Court to discuss the elections and any of its complaints became an impeachable offense according to the executive order.

    The executive order was based on a petition submitted to the Student Body President at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the rest of the General Court. The petition was submitted to the Student Body President by a current Senator and winner of a Senatorial seat in the election. The General Court is not allowed to make any decisions pertaining to the election until May 9, 2004, or the current Student Body President chooses to lift the executive order.

    My question for the experts is: Can the current Student Body President issue an executive order to stop the General Court from hearing and deciding on any unresolved complaints for an election in which the current President ran as a candidate? What can a member of the General Assembly do to counter the President's executive order? Can an impeachment of the Chief Justice of the General Court and/or the entire General Court result in the current President declaring the election void? In answering your questions, please site specific parliamentary procedural rules where possible. There is nothing in our current constitution or by-laws that addresses how to overturn an executive order or any rules guiding a current officers actions if he/she is also a candidate in the election. Please advise on the last statement in addition to answering the aforementioned questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this matter. I can be contacted if you have any questions.