Article I ‑ Elections

Section 1. Elections for officers and the Statewide Classified Senate delegate shall be conducted during April of each school year by the Nominating Committee.

  1. Candidates for the Statewide Classified Senate delegate shall be limited to present or past officers/area representatives.

Section 2. Election to a Classified Senate office or Statewide Classified Senate delegate seat shall be by a simple majority. If no candidate receives a simple majority of the votes cast, a special election shall be held to decide between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes for that office or seat. This special election shall be held within ten working days after its announcement to the Senate.

Section 3. Officers of the Senate shall be eligible for re‑election. However, no officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Section 4. Each designated area will elect/appoint their representatives/alternates based on volunteers. Each area will have one representative and one alternate who will serve two‑year terms. (A special provision for the 1994‑1995 academic year will be to have the representative serve a two‑year term and the alternate serve a one‑ year term. After 1995, the alternate’s term will be two years in order to provide for overlapping terms.) Each area is allotted only one vote, to be cast by either representative or alternate from that area.

Section 5. Vacancies.

  1. The President or Vice‑President may declare a vacancy when a Classified Senate officer or Statewide Classified Senate delegate has been absent and/or the position has been vacant for more than three consecutive meetings (except June, July, August).
  2. When an executive officer or Statewide Classified Senate delegate vacancy is declared, it shall be filled by majority vote of the Executive Committee.
  3. When an area representative vacancy is declared, the Executive Committee shall take timely steps as necessary to fill the vacant seat by appointment until term of office expires.

Revised ‑‑ December 1991; April 1994)