Election Register / Vol. 4, No.

2 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notice & Regulation
RRRA ELECTIONS OFFICE [ELXN–27–02–2013–0004, DVSM– 2000–B] Standards for Campaign Materials AGENCY: RRRA Elections (RE) ACTION: IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATION. SUMMARY: The elections office is implementing regulations and informing participants in the 2nd RRRA Election of 2013 or potential participants of changes and new regulations applicable to CAMPAIGN MATERIALS. CAMPAIGN MATERIALS are any material that; a.) Conveys support for any team or candidate; and/or b.) Solicits support for any team or candidate; and/or c.) Is reasonably construed by the elections office to solicit support for any team or candidate; and/or d.) Is reasonably construed by the elections office to convey support for any team or candidate; and/or e.) Attempts to solicit an elector to not vote for any team or candidate. CAMPAIGN MATERIALS must be authorized by the campaign and must include the AUTHORIZATION TAG of the campaign which shall either be an authorization from the OFFICIAL AGENT or an authorization from all three (3) CANDIDATES in the event that they do not appoint an OFFICIAL AGENT. CAMPAIGN MATERIALS may not; a.) Contain the look and feel of materials used in a previous RRRA election held in the same school year; and/or b.) Contain the look and feel of materials used in a CUSA election held previously in the same school year or; and/or c.) Contain the look and feel of materials used in any election that previously occurred at Carleton in the same school year, where that election was for any position that represents more than one-thousand (1000) students on any organization at the university or where the position specifically represents a faculty; and/or d.) Contain the look and feel of materials used in any election occurring simultaneously with a RRRA election, where that election is for any position that represents more than onethousand (1000) students on any University body or where the position specifically represents a faculty; and/or e.) Convey, in any respect, messaging that contravenes the Carleton Human Rights Code. Look and Feel is determined by the elections office. The CEO shall use his or her discretion in determining contraventions of the look and feel regulation. Any and all materials submitted to the CEO shall within twenty-four (24) hours of submission be given a definitive answer on the status of its look and feel. Submissions for CAMPAIGN MATERIAL shall be accepted through electronic correspondence to the elections@rrra.ca e-mail only. This shall act as an electronic receipt.

Election Register / Vol. 4, No. 2 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notice & Regulation
CAMPAIGN MATERIALS shall either be judged to be COMPLIANT or NONCOMPLIANT by the CEO. Should any other election overlap a RRRA election the CEO shall be given the discretion to deem CAMPAIGN MATERIALS NON-COMPLIANT even after deeming CAMPAIGN MATERIALS COMPLIANT if it is clear that there is collusion amongst campaigns, or if subsequent materials issued in a concurrent election would cause the CAMPAIGN MATERIALS in a RRRA election to be judged as NONCOMPLIANT. All material must be franked by the elections office. The CEO and DEO shall not frank any material they deem to be NON-COMPLIANT. Electronic CAMPAIGN MATERIALS must be approved by the elections office. CAMPAIGN MATERIALS that are not franked, or in the case of electronic CAMPAIGN MATERIALS are not approved, are not to be distributed by a campaign team in any manner to any elector or non-elector. Material shall be franked or approved within twenty-four (24) hours of submission to the elections office if deemed COMPLIANT. The elections office shall provide a receipt for all franked CAMPAIGN MATERIALS. Only an OFFICIAL AGENT, CAMPAIGN MANAGER, POTENTIAL CANDIDATE or CANDIDATE may pick-up franked CAMPAIGN MATERIALS from the elections office. NOTE: This regulation sets out standards during a RRRA election pertaining to CAMPAIGN MATERIAL but is not to be considered all inclusive and shall be administered alongside the Electoral Code, other regulations set out by the elections office and the interpretations of the Electoral Code as per the CEO and DEO. EFFECTIVE: February 25th, 2013 at 12:01 AM EST (Retroactive).

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