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UNCP SGA B01

UNCP SGA B01

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Government Association62
nd
Session, 2010 - 2011 
BILL 01
 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATPEMBROKE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
 B 01 (ENGROSSED) 2010 2011 1
Preamble:
Whereas the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student GovernmentAssociation Constitution contains the Student Government’s electionsprocedure in Article V, and Article VI Section 5 of the Constitution outlinesthe qualifications of office; and since Article III Section 2 of the Constitutionalso outlines the qualifications of office, and since Article VI of theConstitution lacks guidelines on the Student Government General Elections,and since the Constitution does not contain procedures already done by theStudent Government during election period,
 Section 1.
Let the Electoral Code be used for future elections to establish proper andaccurate written documentation. 
Section 2.
Let the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student GovernmentAssociation establish the Electoral Code. 
Section 3.
The Electoral Code shall be added to the University of North Carolina atPembroke Student Government Association Statutes as “CHAPTER VI: THEELECTORAL CODE” 
Section 4.
This bill shall go into effect immediately upon passage.  
I hereby certify the foregoing bill was read twice and adopted by division in theSenate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student GovernmentAssociation, this the 2
nd
day of March
,
2011.   Kimberly Lynn BrassardStudent Government Vice President  I hereby signify my approval of the foregoing bill as adopted by the Senate of theUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Government Association, thisthe 3
rd
day of March
,
2011.    Rigoberto Ma. P. Quizon Jr.Student Government President
 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Government
  
CHAPTER VI: THE ELECTORAL CODE ARTICLE I – ELECTIONS PROCESS
 SECTION ONE – COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
The Commission on Elections will be the official body overseeing the Fall and the Springsemester elections, and shall henceforth be referred to as the “Commission”.
SECTION TWO – VOTING MEMBERS
All members of the Student Government, as defined by the Student GovernmentAssociation Constitution, are given the right to vote in the Student Government Elections. 
SECTION THREE – TIMELINE3.1.
The Spring semester elections shall follow the schedule:A.
 
The Commission on Elections shall hold interest meetings three (3) weeksprior to the day of the elections;B.
 
The official Certificate of Candidacy shall be made available by theCommission on Elections three (3) weeks prior to the day of the elections;C.
 
The deadline for filing the Certificate of Candidacy shall be one (1) week prior to the day of the elections;D.
 
The campaign period shall start one (1) week prior to the day of the elections;E.
 
The Spring elections shall be held five (5) weeks prior to the Springcommencement, and shall be held on the Wednesday and Thursday of thedecided week. 
3.2.
The Fall semester elections shall follow the schedule:A.
 
The Commission on Elections shall hold interest meetings during the firstweek of the Fall semester;B.
 
The official Certificate of Candidacy shall be made available by theCommission on Elections during the first week of the Fall semester;C.
 
The deadline for filing the Certificate of Candidacy shall be two (2) weeksprior to the day of the elections;D.
 
The campaign period shall start one (1) week prior to the day of the elections;E.
 
The Fall elections shall be held four (4) weeks after the start of the Fallsemester, and shall be held on the Wednesday and Thursday of the decidedweek.
 SECTION FOUR – FILING PROCESS4.1. Responsibilities of the Candidate
A student desiring to become a candidate shall be responsible for complying with thefollowing requirements:A.
 
Attending the interest meeting for the semester elections;B.
 
Filing the Certificate of Candidacy within the set deadlines, as outlined inSection Three, Timeline, to the Office of Student Life;C.
 
Verify their name on the ballot by 5 PM on the Friday before the week of elections.
 
 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Government
 
4.2. Responsibilities of the Commission
During the elections period, the Commission must:A.
 
Announce the dates and locations of interest meetings in a timely manner;B.
 
Notify candidates of their approval in relation to their candidacy;C.
 
Invalidate any certificates that do not meet the set requirements, or may haveprovided falsified, misleading, or incomplete information;D.
 
Publish the final ballots after 5 PM on the Friday before the week of elections.
 ARTICLE II – CANDIDACY REQUIREMENTS
 SECTION ONE – STUDENT GOVERNMENT OFFICERS
All officers of the Student Government must:A.
 
Be a current member of the Student Government, as defined in the StudentGovernment Association Constitution;B.
 
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, prior to filing his/her Certificateof Candidacy. 
SECTION TWO – EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS
The President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the must:A.
 
Not hold the office of President, Vice President, or Treasurer  in any other student or fraternal-type organization on campus during their term in office;B.
 
Have been a Senator of the Student Government for at least one (1) completeacademic semester. 
SECTION THREE – EXECUTIVE BOARD RESTRICTIONS
Any student interested in running for Student Body President or Student Body VicePresident must run on a complete ticket of Student Body President and Student BodyVice President. No applicant shall be allowed to run for Student Body President or Student Body Vice President on an incomplete ticket.
 SECTION FOUR – AT-LARGE SENATORS
Members of the Student Body who wish to become an officer of the Student Governmentafter the allotted elections period may apply for membership to the Student Senate as anAt-Large Senator. To become an At-Large Senator, students must:A.
 
Fill out the At-Large Senator application form completely and submit it to theStudent Body Secretary or the Commission on Elections;B.
 
Allow to be interviewed by the Commission on Elections when deemednecessary;C.
 
Present him/herself to the Student Senate, to be scheduled by the Commissionon Elections;D.
 
Be elected to the Senate by a three-fourths (3/4) majority of the StudentSenate, one week after his/her presentation to the Student Senate. 

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