Number 06-19
Description computerized voting system
Authored by Mikhail Sookoor
Sponsored by Mobolaji Odewole
Date Submitted Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Date Considered Tuesday, February 27, 2007
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED. Security and voter fraud are major concerns. The significance of the voting process could be lessened; we want educated voters.
Whereas The percentage of students on campus who voted last semester was less than 10%; and
Whereas Currently there is only one location for the whole student body to vote; and
Whereas Students with majors situated far away from the UC like Architecture and Fine Arts have a lesser voter turnout because it is inconvenient to walk the distance to the UC to vote; and
Whereas Many universities including UT Austin have a successful computerized voting system; and
Whereas Many universities including Vanderbilt University have a computerized voting system that is more efficient and reduces the time it takes to go through the voting process; and
Whereas Computers with the voting programs can easily be situated across campus, improving student voter turnout.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA get a computerized voting system spread around the campus including the Fine Arts/Architecture Building while still keeping the polling booths at the UC.