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STUDENT ELECTORAL BOARD

Divine Word College of Calapan Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200, Philippines

Constitution
and

By-laws
of

Divine Word College of Calapan Student Electoral Board

STUDENT ELECTORAL BOARD


Divine Word College of Calapan Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200, Philippines

ARTICLE I
Section 1. Name of the Organization. The organization shall be called the Divine Word College of Calapan Student Electoral Board, thereby referred to as DWCC SEB or the Board.

ARTICLE II
Section 1.The new set of DWCC SEB shall be constetuted every third Friday of February. This is to prevent any vacuum in the constituency of the Board during summer vacation and to facilitate the systematic preparation for the succeeding School Years General Students Election.

ARTICLE III
Section 1. Composition. The DWCC SEB shall be compossed of one Chairman and Commissioners. The total number of Boards member (Chairman plus Commissioners) must conform to the number of departments within the College. Section 2. The Boards Member. All bonafide students of the Divine Word College of Calapan aspiring to be appointed in any of the DWCC SEB position must fulfill all of the following qualification. a.) Must be a practicing Catholic; b.) Must be a Filipino citizen; c.) Must be recommended by the department adviser accompanied by a letter of recommendation, noted by the department head; d.) Must be known his/her exemplary skills to assess ones leadership style; e.) Must have at least four (4) semesters residency in the College; and f.) Must not be a member or supporter of any political party in the immediate preceding election.

The qualifications mentioned above must be observed, final and executor.

Section 3.The Boards Adviser. a.) The DWCC SEB shall have an adviser from the DWCC-College Department, who is full-time faculty member of any College Department, and is appointed before the appointment of the Board; b.) The Student Affairs Office Director shall have the sole and irrevocable power to appoint the DWCC SEB Adviser; c.) The DWCC SEB adviser shall have the following functions:

c. 1) Adviser the Student Electoral Board, and; c.2) Maintain close relations with the DWCC SEB and work in line with the functions and responsibilities of the Board. d.) The DWCC SEB adviser shall have no-voting power in any meetings and deliberations Board.

ARTICLE IV
MANNER OF APPOINTMENT and CONSTITUTION

Section 1. The department Adviser shall recommend one student as representative of their respective department to the DWCC SEB. The recommendation is subject to final evaluation and approval of the Student Affairs Director and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation addressed to the Director of Student Affairs, noted by the department head and must be sent on or before the third Friday of February.

Section 2. All departments must be well represented in the DWCC SEB.

Section 3. The SAO Director through the help of the duly appointed SEB Adviser has an irrevocable power to appoint some or all of the Boards members.

Section 4. The new set of DWCC SEB members should elect from among themselves the Chairman and the Commissioners. All recommended and appointed (if there is any) SEB members are candidates and have the chance to become the Boards Chairman. And to do this, the duly appointed SEB Adviser or any qualified representative shall conduct a one whole day training seminar to be held on the third Saturday of February, the day after their constitution. The said seminar will test and measure the leadership capability of every member as their basis in choosing the right member to become Boards Chairman.

Section 5. At the end of the training seminar all members are required to stand up individually to announce the name of the member that he/she is voting for to become Boards Chairman. After the voting, the SEB adviser or any qualified representative will formally announce the winning candidate in front of the Commissioners. The minutes of this election is to be prepared by the SEB Adviser or any qualified representative and to be present immediately to the SAO Director. On the first working day after the seminar, the SAO Director has obligation to announce publicly (by any means) the new SEB Chairman and Commissioners.

Section 6. The DWCC SEB officers shall obtain their oath taking ceremony during the recognition of the outstanding department/s. They will hold the office for one academic year that is from the day of oath until the takeover of the next set of DWCC SEB.

ARTICLE VI
VACANT POSITIONS

Section 1. Any permanent vacancy in the DWCC SEB shall be filled up in the same manner as in the appointment of its members. The representation of each department must always be considered in the appointment of new member/s. The adviser of the department whose representation was rendered vacant shall have the privilege of recommending a replacement addressed to the SAO Director noted by the Department Head.

Section 2. IF the position of the Chairman is vacated the SAO Director with the help of SEB Adviser has the irrevocable power to appoint the new Chairman out of the Commissioners left by the former Chairman.

Section 3. When replacement/s occurs, the organization shall take the place and the newly reorganized board shall take charge on the duties and powers and shall continue to exercise them thereof.

ARTICLE VII
DUTIES AND POWERS

Section 1. The DWCC SEB shall observe the following duties and functions: a.) The DWCC SEB, as mandated by the SAO Director, shall hold the responsibility of assisting freshmen and transferees during enrolment period; b.) Conduct a review of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Board and assist in the revision, modification and amendment thereof. Any revision, modification and amendments shall be done after the election period and shall take effect on the next school year; c.) Promote and advertise important matters pertinent to the functions of the Student Council and Department Officers during Election Period; d.) Conduct the General Students Elections, referenda, plebiscites and the like; e.) Announce the date of the General Students Elections in any manner and supervise the proceedings as mandated by the Student Affairs Office; f.) Accept, examine, approved and deny the application to candidacy of all candidates in the General Students Election; g.) Accept, examine, approved and deny the resolution/accreditation of the political parties, supervise the formation and proceeding of the political parties; h.) Conduct preliminary screening of all material requirements such as but not limited to residency, general average, unfavorable academic record, academic loads and religious profession of candidates; i.) Conduct formal screening and interview of candidates who passed the preliminary screening; j.) Issue the list of all candidates in any manner who passed the final screening and interview and are considered to be official candidates in the General Students Election; k.) Organize College Convention, supervise room-to-room campaign and other related activities in order to educate and encourage students to actively participate in the forthcoming General Students Election.

l.) Determine the number and approve all posters and streamers of official political parties and candidates before its posting in the designated places; m.) Prepare the official ballots, ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia; n.) Conduct a Miting-de-Avance which is institutional and Departmental where the candidates shall have the opportunity to discuss their platform of government as well as answer questions from the electorate during the open-forum o.) Orient the election officer about the proper handling of precinets, and discuss any unfavorable event/s that may occur during the election period and present suggested ways on how to avoid such events problems; p.) Supervise the conduct and proceeding of the General Students Elections, canvass, election returns, proclaim winning candidates and to submit within twenty-four (24) hour the official result thereof to the Student Affairs Director forward the same to the DWCC President. q.) Solicit funds from different organizations to supplement its limited financial resources in order to facilitate the effective dispatch of its duties and function; and r.) Perform such other duties as may be assigned to the Board by the Student Affairs Office (SAO) and the DWCC President.

Section 2. The DWCC SEB shall exercise the following powers: a.) Decide whether to accept the merit of candidacy of students who do not meet material qualification such as but not limited to residency, general average. Unfavorable academic record and academic load; b.) Decide protests against candidates, motion for reconsideration and other petitions honored by the Board and other petitions pertinent to all election related occurrences including post-election matters within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving the formal (written) protest complaints; c.) Decide on special cases such as but not limited to disqualification of candidates and deprivation of the right to vote of the students found campaigning during Election Day; d.) Settle questions concerning the rule embodied the Student Election Code; e.) Exercise the sole power to recommend for approval of the Director for the Student Affairs, all potential and capable students in cases of vacancy, lack or absence of the qualified candidate for the position or in case when an elected officer vacates his/her position within his or her term of office.

f.) Assist the Department adviser in selecting election officers from their respective departments; and g.) Perform such other power/s as may be delegated to the Board by the Students Affairs Office and the DWCC President.

Section 3: Decision made by the DWCC SEB regarding all Election-related matters shall be final and executor.

ARTICLE VIII
DUTIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Section 1. The DWCC SEB Chairman shall be the Chief Executive of the Board. It shall be his/her duty to:

a.) Ensure that the members are functioning in accordance with the provision of this Constitution and By-laws; b.) Sign in behalf of the board all communications, resolutions, requisitions and such other papers; c.) Convene and preside all meetings of the Board; d.) Determine the primary function/s and duty/ies of each Commissioner. e.) Create special committees as need arise and appoint their corresponding Chairman and Members from the regular members of the Board; f.) Decide all minor questions of order and complaints related to the conduct of the duties, functions and powers of the Board provided that these are in consonance with his/her authority; g.) Vote in exceptional cases such as creation or breaking of ties; h.) Foster a harmonious relationship and maintain effective coordination with other offices inside the DWCC Campus; and i.) Perform such duties that maybe necessary or incidental to the discharged and performance of the functions of his/her office.

Section 2: It shall be the duty of Commissioners to: a.) Assist the Chairman in the implementation of the duties and functions of the Board; b.) Assist in the safekeeping of ballot boxes; c.) Vote in all Board decisions; and d.) Perform all other functions delegated by the DWCC SEB Chairman.

ARTICLE IX
VOTES AND VOTING

Section 1. All members of the Board shall have the right to vote in all matters brought to its office that requires the Boards decision except the Chairman who can only vote in special cases as creation or breaking ties.

Section 2. All major issues and questions such as but not limited to disqualifications of candidates, deprivation of the right to vote, exemption from material qualifications, and motion for reconsideration shall be resolved by the majority vote of all members of the DWCC SEB.

Section 3. Minor questions of order and complaints, which cannot be decided upon by the DWCC SEB Chairman alone, shall be settled by the majority vote of all the members present during the regular or special meeting called for the purpose.

Section 4. Amendments or revisions to any provision of the Election Guidelines shall be carried out by two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members of the DWCC SEB. Section 5. All voting shall be done by the raising of hands unless voted upon by two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of all members present specifying the desired way of carrying the voting.

ARTICLE X
FUNDS

Section 1. There shall be a definite fund appropriated for the DWCC SEB that shall be determined by the Office of the Finance Officer.

Section 2. Fines. All activities organized by the DWCC SEB shall be fined for twenty-five pesos (P 25.00) if it is institutional program and ten-pesos (P10.00) if departmental.

Section 3. The board will collect the said fine/s at the end of first semester of every school year. The total collected fines will be allocated to the following percentages:

a.) Sixty percent (60%) Contingency Fund of the Board; b.) Twenty percent (20%) Calamity Fund to be managed by the Campus Ministry Office; and c.) Twenty percent (20%) Community Extension Services Fund.

Section 4. Fund Spending. The Contingency Fund is spendable throughout the year. The Chairman will determine where this fund is to be spent with due approval of SEB Adviser and SAO Director. The Calamity fund is withdrawable by the Campus Ministry Office if the College will extend their help to the victims of fortuitous event (flood, fire or any related calamities). While the fund for Community Extension Services is solely attributable to the extension Services of the Board. If the fund (a,b,c) has a balance at the end of the school year it should just be accumulated to their corresponding fund account for the coming school year.

Section 5. The Chairman of the Board has the sole obligation to supervise, check, and controls the funds of the Board throughout the year but this provision is subject for approval of the SEB Adviser and SAO Director. Section 6. The Chairman is subject to a surprise audit of the following persons; a) SAO Director; b) Finance Officer;

c) Student Council Auditor; or d) Combination of any. The said surprise audit is an obligation of the person stated above and must be exercised.

Section 7. All funds should be deposited to the bank account of Student Electoral Board. At the end of every semester a report of inflow/s and outflow/s of fund together with the bank book must be presented to the Student Affairs Office. The Audit Committee organized by the Student Council is the one in charge in auditing the report.

ARTICLE XI
MEETING
Section 1. During summer vacation, regular meetings shall be held every Monday. Section 2. During eection period, regular meeting shall be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4:00 to 05:00 pm. Section 3. Special meetings shall be called whenever needs arise. Section 4. Regular and special meetings should have an approval of the SEB Adviser.

ARTICLE XII
EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE
Section 1: This Constitution and By- laws, as amended shall take effect this Academic Year 2009-2010 upon this approval,

RALPH ARIS C. VILLAHERMOSA Chairman

IAMEL C. MONTOYA Vice-Chairman

CRIZZA LYN V. COZ Secretary

HUBERT A. ALBO Treasurer

EDWARD S. ABOG Auditor

TALA IRINA M. OTEYZA Custodian

MARY GRACE C. CASAQUITE Custodian

Noted:

MR. DARIUS A. BERMOY Adviser, DWCC SEB

MR. WYDELL S. GASPAN Director, Student Affairs

Approved:

FR. ANSELMUS K. TAOLIN

Administrative Officer

STUDENT ELECTORAL BOARD


Divine Word College of Calapan Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200, Philippines

STUDENT ELECTION CODE of 2010

ARTICLE I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Title. This Code shall be shown and cited as the Student Election Code of 2010 of the Divine Word College of Calapan;

Section 2. Applicability. This Code shall apply to all elections and to the extent appropriate to all plebiscites and referenda in the College Student Council and Department officers.

ARTICLE II
ELECTION PERIOD

Section 1. The Election period starts from the third Monday of May, which also marks the first day of filing of candidacy. The last day of the election period will be the day after the proclamation of the winning candidates.

Section 2. The General Students Election shall be held during first Friday of July. In case the latter would be declared holiday, then the formal date of the election shall be moved the succeeding Friday of the said date.

ARTICLE III
FILING OF CANDIDACY

Section 1. Certificate if Candidacy. No person shall be eligible for more than one office to be filled in the same election. If he/she files a certificate of candidacy for more than one office, he shall not be eligible for either. However, before the expiration of the period for the filing of the certificate of candidacy, he may declare the office for which he desires to be eligible and cancel the certificate of candidacy for the other office/s.

Section 2. Contents of certificate of candidacy. The certificate of candidacy shall state that the person filing it is announcing his candidacy for the office and constituency stated therein, that he is eligible for the said office.

He shall also affix his signature, thumb mark and his latest photograph on the upper right hand margin thereof; and if he so desires, a statement, in duplicate in not more than one hundred words, a program of government.

The person filing the certificate of candidacy may include one nickname or stage name by which is generally or popularly known in the campus; provided that, no candidate shall use the nickname, stage name or initials of another. In case of several nicknames or stage names, only the nick name or stage name first written shall be considered.

Section 3. The following requirements should be attached to the Certificate of Candidacy: a) The grades of the student filing at the immediate semester attended duly certified by the College Registrar; b) Class Schedule; and c) Certificate of good moral standing duly certified by the Guidance councillor. If the candidate filed before he/she enrol, the Board will accept his/her Certificate of Candidacy but subject for rejection. The Board will reject all Certificate of Candidacy of all candidates who do noy pass their class schedule on or before the deadline (to be determined by the Board).

Section 4. Filing of Certificate of Candidacy. The certificate of candidacy shall be filed in three (3) legible copies. The certificate of candidacy shall be filed by the candidate personally. No certificate of candidacy shall be accepted if filed by mail and e-mail. The form of the certificate of candidacy shall be distributed of free of charge, and no filing fee shall be imposed.

Section 5. Period of filing of Certificate of Candidacy. The filing of candidacy starts from the last week of April and ends on the second week of May.

Section 6. Ministerial duty of receiving and acknowledging receipt of certificate of candidacy; Recording. The receiving officer as provided in the Section3 hereof shall have ministerial duty to receive and

acknowledge receipt of the certificate of candidacy on or before the deadline for the filing thereof. He shall stamp every copy of each certificate with the date and time of its receipt and affix his signature thereon. Thereafter, he shall enter-in a record book, the following data, leaving no space between entries: a. Date and time of receipt of the certificate; b. Assigned consecutive number thereof; c. Full name of the candidate; d. The office for which the candidate is running; e. The political party to which the candidate belong and/or which nominated by him, if any; f. The number of copies actually received; and g. The name of officer or employee who actually received the certificate.

Immediately after 5 oclock in the afternoon of the last day of filing, the receiving official shall close the record book by placing line immediately after the last entry and writing the word closed. He shall then affix his signature immediately below the word closed and indicate the date and exact time of closing.

No certificate of candidacy and/or party nomination shall be received after 5 oclock in the afternoon on the date of the last day of filing.

Section 7. Reports on the delivery of certificate of candidacy. On the first working day after the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy, the Chairman of student Electoral Board shall report to the SAO Director a complete list of candidates who have filed their certificates of candidacy as entered in the record book.

Section 8. Distribution of Copies. The copies if the certificate of candidacy shall be distributed as follows: a. First copy, to the Student Affairs Office through the Director; b. Second copy, to the SEB through the Chairman; and c. Third coy, to be kept by the SEB Commissioner assigned by the Chairman for the Boards personal record.

Section 9. Withdrawal of Certificate of Candidacy. Any candidate who desires to withdraw his candidacy may, at any time before Election Day, fie a statement of withdrawal in five (5) eligible copies with the office where the certificate of candidacy was filed. No person who has withdrawn his candidacy for a position shall be eligible as a substitute candidate for any other position.

Section 10. Disqualification after filing of the Certificate of Candidacy. The Board after the screening has the right to deny and cancel the certificate of candidacy filed of the student filing is not qualified to the standards stated in the Student Election Code.

Section 11. Effect of disqualification. Any candidate, who has been declared by final judgment to be disqualified, shall not be voted for and the votes cast for him shall not be counted.

ARTICLE III
POLITICAL PARTIES
Section I. Multiparty System. The DWCC SEB implements a multiparty system. A political party may apply for accreditation during summer vacation.

Section 2. Registration and Accreditation. Any political party, seeking accreditation shall file the following: a.) Letter of petition for registration and accreditation; b.) Party Constitution and by-laws; c.) Party platform or Program of Government; d.) Any Political Party seeking for accreditation shall have two (2) or more qualified College Department and at least 10 but more than 15 active members; e.) Official list of founders and active members; and f.) Other requirements set by the DWCC SEB.

The political party is an organization, which can facilitate solicitation for their funds and inducing the fines of the members.

Section 3. Resolution of a Petition. The DWCC SEB shall, after due notice and hearing, resolve the petition within five (5) days from the date it is submitted and hereby shall make the decision.

Section 4. Dissolution. Should a political party fail to participate in an election for a year, it shall be considered dissolved. It thereby needs to apply reaccreditation before the next election, if it wishes to be used by the candidates.

Section 5. Disqualification. The political party is subject to disqualification in the following manners:

a.) Any form of election-related violence is/are committed by the party. b.) Any form of misconduct committed by any subversive members of the political party.

Article IV
DWCC STUDENT COUNCIL

Section 1. The DWCC Student Council (SC) shall be composed of A. Executive Board President Vice- President Secretary Treasurer Auditor Press Relation Officer (P.R.O.) Business Manager B. Legislative Board Student Council Vice-President Department Presidents

Section 2. The Executive Board shall be elected at- large, by all bonafide College Student of DWCC.

Section 3. Each Department shall elect one (1) representative to the Council. Their election will be limited to the Department they represent if and only if there is only one political party. However, in case that a department failed to send a representative to the Council, the Board shall have the power to accept candidacy for the vacant position for any respective department.

Section 4. Rules when there is a two or more political parties and independent candidate/s: a.) In case of two or more parties to run for any position in the Student Council, candidates from the same department may be elected in any position. b.) In case there are independent candidates running for any position in the Student Council, again candidates from the same department may be elected in any Student Council position. c.) Every qualified student has the right to exercise their freedom in expressing themselves to run for any position in the Student Council.

Section 5. If there will be a position left vacated for the election due to the failed candidacy, the Board will give another 24 hours for any department to fill the spot. In case that the 24 hours ended without any candidacy filed, positions left vacated will be subjected to appointment after the proclamation of winning candidates of the held election.

Section 6. Candidates to the aforementioned positions in the Student Council must fulfil the following qualifications: a.) All Student Council (SC) candidates must be of good moral standing duly certified by the Guidance Councilor; b.) All SC candidates must be Filipino citizens; c.) All SC candidates must be full-time students taking a minimum fifteen (15) units load duly certified by the College Registrar; d.) All SC candidates must not have any failing grade in the immediate past semester attended as certified by the College Registrar;

e.) Candidates filing for the position of SC President and Vice-President must have general average of at least 83% and must not have a failing grade in the immediate past semester attended as certified by the College Registrar; g.) For those courses which follow the zero based grading system. Grades of the aspirants will be converted to the regular grading system followed by the other departments; h.) Candidates filing the SC must be practicing Catholic; i.) All candidates must have at least two consecutive (2) semester residency in DWCC; and j.) All SC candidates must have leadership capacity and potential.

Section 7. Aspirants shall automatically be disqualified from running in nay Student Council based from but not limited to the following circumstances:

a.) Pending disciplinary cases, provided however, that if they are cleared later, it will not be ground for disqualification in the next election; b.) Destined to graduate during the first semester, (Octoberian) c.) Membership in any subversive organization; and d.) Government Officials (SK Chairman, Brgy. Councilor, etc.).

Section 8. Any elected officer, who during his/her term of office, was found to have violated any of the qualifications herein indicated shall automatically be removed from office,

ARTICLE V DEPARTMENT OFFICERS Section 1. All departments shall have the following set of officers as stipulated in the Constitution and By-Laws:

President Vice-President Secretary

Treasurer Auditor Press Relation Officer (P.R.O.) Two (2) Business Managers Two (2) Sports Coordinators (1 male and 1 female)

Section 2. Candidates for Department Positions must meet the following qualifications: a.) All candidates must be a good moral standing duly certified by the Guidance Counselor; b.) All candidates must be Filipino citizens; c.) All candidates must be full-time students taking a minimum of fifteen (15) units load duly certified by the College Registrar; e.) All candidates must not have any failing grade in the immediate past semester attended as certified by the College Registrar; f.) Candidates for Department President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Auditor must fulfil all the following qualifications: a general average of at least 83% and must have no failing grade in immediate past semester attended as certified by the College Registrar; at least two-consecutive semester residency in DWCC.

g.) Candidates for the Department in Business Managers and Sports Coordinators, and Auditor must fulfil all the following qualifications: a general average of at least 75% and must have no failing grade in immediate past semester attended as certified by the College Registrar; at least two-consecutive semester residency in DWCC.

h.) All candidates must have leadership capacity and potential.

Section 3. Aspirants shall automatically be disqualified from running in any Student Council position based from not limited to the following circumstances:

a.) Pending disciplinary cases provided however, that if they are cleared later, it will not be ground for disqualification in the next election;

b.) Destined to graduate during the first semester (Octoberian); c.) Membership any subversive organization;

Section 4. Any elected officer, who during his/her term of office, was found to have violated any of the qualifications herein indicated shall automatically remove from office.

ARTICLE VI
CAMPAIGN PROCEDURE

Section 1. The candidates shall be given enough time to campaign as indicated in the Calendar of Activities set by the DWCC SEB.

Section 2. All candidates shall be allowed to conduct room-to-room campaign during the campaign period on the date approved by the DWCC SEB in order to give them a chance to present themselves and their platform of government to the whole studentry.

Section 3. All campaign materials such as leaflets, sample ballots and posters should be approved by the Student Electoral Board and must be signed by the members of the Board.

Section 4. All campaign materials can only be placed in designated areas at the Main Building and departments bulletin board. Candidates should refrain from using glue or paste in posting campaign material, instead, thumbtacks, tape or staples should be used.

Section 5. Prudence and frugality shall be observed in the following manner during the campaign period.

a.) No campaign material should be mass produced (printed in bulk in printing press or similar establistments).

b.) Posters should be handwritten and should be the size of a short bond paper (8.5x11) for independent candidates and the size of a cartolina for electoral parties; c.) Only one (1) poster per designated area will be allowed; d.) Leaflets and sample ballots both should not be more than the size of a short bond paper, may be printed in computers provided that soft copies will be submitted to the DWCC SEB; e.) No campaign jingle will be allowed to be aired inside the campus during the campaign period; f.) Candidates should refrain from black propaganda; campaign materials should be represented positively, highlighting on the credentials of the candidates and their platform of government instead of destructive propaganda against opponents. g.) Creativity is encourage

Section 6. It will be the obligation of the candidates to remove all campaign materials the day before the general students election.

Section 7. Failure to comply with the abovementioned guidelines may be ground for disqualification.

ARTICLE VII
ELECTION PROCEDURE

Section 1. The casting of votes shall start promptly at seven oclock (7:00) in the morning and shall close at three oclock (3:00) in the afternoon. However, if at three oclock (3:00) there are still voters inside the gymnasium waiting in line to cast their vote; they may do so without the interruption.

Section 2. The voters shall present their College ID to the DWCC SEB poll clerk for verification. Affidavit of loss certified by SAO should be represented in case of lost of IDs.

Section 3a. Only fifteen (15) voters should be allowed to vote simultaneously in each precinct. Voters next in line should wait patiently for their turns to allow those ahead of them to vote without interruptions.

Section 3b. A maximum of 350 voters shall be allowed to cast their votes per precinct.

Section 4. A precinct Chairman and two (2) poll clerks shall be assigned to each precinct. Any official candidate wishing to verify their votes may assign one (1) official poll watcher per precinct provided they seek the approval of the DWCC SEB. The Board shall not be held responsible for the latter.

Section 5. There shall be marshals who will help to ensure and maintain peace and order during election.

Section 6. All candidates must be fifty (50) meters away from the polling place during election time except when voting themselves.

Section 7. No campaign shall be conducted during the Election Day. Candidates found campaigning shall be subjected to disqualification.

Section 8. Students found campaigning for certain candidates during election time shall be deprived of his/her right to vote. In case he/she voted already, he/she be recommended for disciplinary action to the SAO.

Section 9. Sample ballots are not allowed inside the precinct. Official list of candidates will be provided at the polling places.

Section 10. Counting of the ballots shall promptly star at three thirty (03:30) in the afternoon and shall be conducted publicly. Proclamation of winning candidates and political party will immediately follow, provided there is no protest filed against the validity of the results of elections.

Section 11. Ballots that do not bear the signature of the precinct chairman or the authorized signatory shall be considered invalid;

Section 12. For the election to be valid , fifty percent plus one (50% + 1) of the total population must cast their votes;

Section 13. In case of tie, draw lots will be applied.

Section 14. In case a candidate for any position has no opponent, he/she must acquire at least fifty percent plus one ( 50% + 1) vote of all the members of the department for th.e department officers and must have at least fifty percent plus one ( 50% + 1) vote of the total student population of the DWCC students for the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VIII
POST-ELECTION PROCEDURE

Section 1. Protest against election result, motion for reconsideration and motion for recount should be formally written must be filed personally by the concerned candidate shall shoulder expenses incurred for the approved motion for recount; Section 2. The DWCC SEB shall decide the election protest, motion for reconsideration and motion for recount within 24 hours after filing of such motions, subject to the approval of SAO. Section 3. The decision rendered by the DWCC SEB regarding all election-related matters shall be final and executory.

ARTICLE IX
EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE

Section 1. The Student Election Code, as amended shall take effect this Academic Year 2010-2011 upon its approval,

RALPH ARIS C. VILLAHERMOSA Chairman

IAMEL C. MONTOYA Vice-Chairman

CRIZZA LYN V. COZ Secretary

HUBERT A. ALBO Treasurer

EDWARD S. ABOG Auditor

TALA IRINA M. OTEYZA Custodian

MARY GRACE C. CASAQUITE Custodian

Noted:

MR. DARIUS A. BERMOY Adviser, DWCC SEB

MR. WYDELL S. GASPAN Director, Student Affairs

Approved:

FR. ANSELMUS K. TAOLIN