An Election Judge shall be appointed by the State Director to conduct the elections. The Election Judge shall appoint a Time Keeper and three Official Counters for all elections.
This Rule 4 should be replaced by the Rule 4 that appears below.
4. Elections shall be by stand up, show of hands, or roll call vote. The head of each delegation shall
announce his/her council’s vote and the Election Judge shall repeat the vote to the floor.
4. Elections shall be by stand up vote with a show of hands and if the election is too close to call, the Election Judge shall ask that the vote be taken by roll call, with the option, that when the Election Judge fails to do so, the General Assembly shall permit a motion from any delegate for a roll call vote, said request shall be made in the form of a motion and treated as a non-debatable, no-amendable motion,
to be voted on by a roll call vote
5 No delegate or alternate may have more than one vote in any one election. Voting in absentia shall not be allowed.
This Rule 6 is changed to permit up to two counters for each candidate. Everything else is left intact.
6. Each candidate has the right to appoint one two counters. However, the only official count for any election shall be that recorded by the three Official Counters.
Rule 7 is changed to prohibit illegal tactics that have the Legal Advisor disqualifying a candidate who is nominated for any LULAC position. The decision of the eligibility of a candidate is a matter for the General Assembly, not for the Legal Advisor. The added provision appears after the word
“question.” and appears in bold.
The minimum number of councils needed for nominating from the floor shall be three instead of five, which is used for national floor nominations, having a higher threshold.
7. A candidate not previously announced, as per the LULAC National Constitution, may run from the floor provided that a written certification endorsement by the total accredited delegations of a minimum of
councils, including the
candidate’s home council, is made to the
Election Judge prior to the time of nominations for the office in question
, with the provision that no candidate may be determined to be ineligible to be a candidate for the office he/she is nominated for, except by a majority vote of the General Assembly. Challenges as to eligibility shall be treated as a motion that will need a second, with 5 minutes on each side, before proceeding to a roll call vote. The motion may be ame
nded as provided in Robert’s Rules of