Number 03-01
Description students only receiving one vote in each election race
Authored by Richie Stuart
Sponsored by Aris Freeman
Date Submitted Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Date Considered Tuesday, March 11, 2003
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - Senators would be elected by a very small margin.
Whereas When Congress has elections voters are allowed to vote for as many candidates as there are seats available for that position, often times 5 or more; and
Whereas Many people vote for all 5 of the candidates despite not knowing who they are; and
Whereas This does not accurately represent the voter's intent; and
Whereas Allowing voters to only vote for their top choice would make certain that nobody was elected or not elected in a contested position due to a fortunate or unfortunate place on the ballot; and
Whereas It would not change the idea or outcome of the election; and
Whereas The current system of voting is not outlined in the election code or constitution and is done the way it is now not for any specific reason but rather historical precedence.
Be It Further Resolved That Voters be instructed on the ballot to vote for only one candidate in all election races.
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