Chapter 11. Elections
11.1 All balloting in the Santa Cruz Division is either by mail or, if arising from a motion in a meeting of the Divisional Senate, conducted in the meeting. (Am 20 May 09; CC 4 Aug 87, 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 99)
11.2 All elections in the Santa Cruz Division are conducted by the Secretary under the direction of the Committee on Rules, Jurisdiction, and Elections in accordance with SB 340A-B. (Am 20 May 09; CC 4 Aug 87, 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 99)
11.3 The Committee on Rules, Jurisdiction, and Elections determines the dates on which Divisional elections should be held, counts or appoints tellers to count the ballots, and certifies the results to the Chair of the Santa Cruz Division.(EC 31 Aug 06)
11.4 Nominating petitions shall be filed with the Secretary by the deadline specified in the Notice of Election, which will be no less than fourteen and no more than twenty eight calendar days following the mailing or electronic distribution of the Notice. Each nominating petition for an office must be signed by five voting members and must contain certification of acceptance by the nominee or nominees. Each nominating petition may include as many nominees as there are places to be filled.
If the number of nominees is equal to the number of places to be filled, all the nominees will be declared elected. If the number of nominees is less than the number of places to be filled, all the nominees will be declared elected and the remaining vacancies will be filled by the Committee on Committees. The nominees selected by the Committee on Committees will serve with authority only after confirmation by the Santa Cruz Division. (En 20 May 09, Am 9 Mar 11)
11.5 A voter may cast one and only one vote for each place to be filled in an election. Candidates receiving the highest plurality of votes cast are elected. If there is a tie vote for the last place to be filled, the selection shall be by lot, conducted by the Secretary. (Am 25 Jan 78; EC 1 Aug 77)