LAUC-LA Election Committee, Year End Report 1997/98|
November 2, 1998
3 elections were held on June 12:
Biographical sketches were sent via LAUC-Talk and posted on the web. Ballots were sent in the traditional manner in print with 2 envelopes. It is much easier and a great deal less expensive to send the biographical information electronically.
All ballots were tallied on June 15th and the results were sent to LAUC-LA chair Keri Botello for forwarding to LAUCtalk and to LAUC statewide chair. The LAUC-LA bylaws changes passed by a wide majority.
A special election was held on September 24th and counted on September 28th. The special election was needed when June Liebert resigned her representative position and left UCLA. In addition, we had only elected 4 representatives instead of the traditional 5 in the June election, so we were actually electing 2 representatives during this special election.
This year the Elections Committee file has been weeded and reorganized. Folders are now by activity instead of year. Hopefully it will be easier to find information in the Elections Committee file in the future. Also, this year a new committee checklist was prepared as the previous one is obsolete. I am attaching this checklist along with my comments in various spots. Perhaps next years' committee can finalize these comments for future Elections Committees.
I would like to pose 2 questions regarding the LAUC-LA Elections Committee files. Should we bother to keep candidate biographies? This is getting to be quite voluminous material and takes up a great deal of space. My second question is how long should we keep elections material such as ballot samples, midyear reports, annual reports etc? Currently we have about 15 years worth of material and it is my opinion that 5 years is sufficient as long as we are certain that previous years have been sent to the archives.
Finally, I would like to thank my very diligent and indispensable committee member, Cathy Brown. Jay Baker was also a member but left midyear. I would also like to thank Keri Botello, LAUC-LA chair, Steve Fry, incoming LAUC-LA chair and Hannah Walker, past LAUC-LA chair, for their help, support and counsel.
ELECTION COMMITTEE PROCEDURES CHECKLIST:
Rev. 10/98 BJS