Recent Changes for "Countback Amendment" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_AmendmentRecent Changes of the page "Countback Amendment" on Davis Wiki.en-us Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2008-09-28 16:16:31JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ASUCD CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE II - ASUCD LEGISLATIVE BRANCH<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ASUCD CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE II - ASUCD LEGISLATIVE BRANCH </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (1) Filling Vacancies -- ASUCD Senate vacancies shall be filled by a "Countback Election" using the ballots cast by voters during the election in which the vacating candidate(s) originally ran. The Countback Election will be conducted in the following manner.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> (1) Filling Vacancies -- ASUCD Senate vacancies shall be filled by a "Countback Election" using the ballots cast by voters during the election in which the vacating candidate(s) originally ran. The Countback Election will be conducted in the following manner. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (2) For the purpose of this section, an "election cycle" shall refer to either of the pools of candidates running in the most recent Fall or Winter ASUCD General Election. For each election cycle, ASUCD shall maintain, for each ASUCD Senator or Senator-elect, a list of the weighted ballots assigned them at the conclusion of the most recent General Election or Countback Election. ASUCD shall also maintain, for each election cycle, a list of the weighted exhausted ballots at the conclusion of the most recent General or Countback Election.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> (2) For the purpose of this section, an "election cycle" shall refer to either of the pools of candidates running in the most recent Fall or Winter ASUCD General Election. For each election cycle, ASUCD shall maintain, for each ASUCD Senator or Senator-elect, a list of the weighted ballots assigned them at the conclusion of the most recent General Election or Countback Election. ASUCD shall also maintain, for each election cycle, a list of the weighted exhausted ballots at the conclusion of the most recent General or Countback Election. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred. All contacted candidates will be given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of ASUCD Senator should they be elected in the Countback Election. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond within the one (1) week period shall be excluded from the Countback Election. ASUCD shall provide a public list, updated daily, of all candidates participating in the Countback Election prior to the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred. All contacted candidates will be given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of ASUCD Senator should they be elected in the Countback Election. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond within the one (1) week period shall be excluded from the Countback Election. ASUCD shall provide a public list, updated daily, of all candidates participating in the Countback Election prior to the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Countback Election is a way to fill vacated Senate seats without the President appointing someone or having to hold a special election. Below is an example of how a Countback Election would fill the recent vacancies of Malik and Ruel.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Countback Election is a way to fill vacated Senate seats without the President appointing someone or having to hold a special election. Below is an example of how a Countback Election would fill the recent vacancies of Malik and Ruel. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Click here to follow along with this explanation: [http://www.davischoicevoting.org/countback/malik_ruel/Fall%202004%20Countback%20Round.htm Fall 2004 Countback].<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Click here to follow along with this explanation: [http://www.davischoicevoting.org/countback/malik_ruel/Fall%202004%20Countback%20Round.htm Fall 2004 Countback]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1) Once a Senator vacates, all of the non-elected candidates from the vacating Senator<span>’</span>s election are contacted within two days and asked if they would be willing to serve out the rest of that Senator<span>’</span>s term should they be elected in the Countback Election. They are given one week to respond at which point the following occurs. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1) Once a Senator vacates, all of the non-elected candidates from the vacating Senator<span>'</span>s election are contacted within two days and asked if they would be willing to serve out the rest of that Senator<span>'</span>s term should they be elected in the Countback Election. They are given one week to respond at which point the following occurs. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 4) The first round of the Countback Election shows all of the transferred votes from Malik<span>’</span>s pile, Ruel<span>’</span>s pile, and the exhausted pile of ballots. Also notice that all elected and vacating candidates have been excluded from the Countback Election as they obviously cannot be elected again. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 4) The first round of the Countback Election shows all of the transferred votes from Malik<span>'</span>s pile, Ruel<span>'</span>s pile, and the exhausted pile of ballots. Also notice that all elected and vacating candidates have been excluded from the Countback Election as they obviously cannot be elected again. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2005-02-05 18:38:03'' [[nbsp]] This looks good to me. This ammendment will also have to remove the sections refering to the Presidential appointment. --["Users/PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-05 18:38:03'' [[nbsp]] This looks good to me. This ammendment will also have to remove the sections refering to the Presidential appointment. --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-06 00:21:29'' [[nbsp]] Yeah, I didn't get the formating right and didn't have time to fix it so I just put up this version for now. However, I have a .doc version with correct formatting for ASUCD legislation --["Users/JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-06 00:21:29'' [[nbsp]] Yeah, I didn't get the formating right and didn't have time to fix it so I just put up this version for now. However, I have a .doc version with correct formatting for ASUCD legislation --["JonathonLeathers"]<br> - ------<br> -</span> ''2005-02-09 18:28:46'' [[nbsp]] I just changed the amendment so that when someone resigns, the non-elected candidates from the election in which the vacating candidate was elected are contacted and given one week to say if they will or will not accept the position of Replacement Senator should they be elected. After that, then the Countback Election is held and the only possible winners will be people willing to serve, which means there will only be one Countback Election. There is still a backup that states they have to get 50% of the threshold for the Countback Election, if they don't, then the President can appoint someone. --["JonathonLeathers"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-09 18:28:46'' [[nbsp]] I just changed the amendment so that when someone resigns, the non-elected candidates from the election in which the vacating candidate was elected are contacted and given one week to say if they will or will not accept the position of Replacement Senator should they be elected. After that, then the Countback Election is held and the only possible winners will be people willing to serve, which means there will only be one Countback Election. There is still a backup that states they have to get 50% of the threshold for the Countback Election, if they don't, then the President can appoint someone. --["<span>Users/</span>JonathonLeathers"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-04-10 19:59:54KenBloom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> **IMPORTANT: This passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on April 4, 2005 and the ["Senate"] on April 7, 2005. It will be on the ballot in the Fall 2005 ["ASUCD"] election. </td> <td> <span>+</span> **IMPORTANT: This passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on April 4, 2005 and the ["<span>ASUCD </span>Senate"] on April 7, 2005. It will be on the ballot in the Fall 2005 ["ASUCD"] election. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[center(begin)]]'''The Countback Election:'''[[center(end)]]<span><br> -</span> [[center(begin)]]'''A Simple Explanation'''[[center(end)]]<span><br> -</span> [[center(begin)]]by Jonathon Leathers[[center(end)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[center(begin)]]'''The Countback Election:'''[[center(end)]] [[center(begin)]]'''A Simple Explanation'''[[center(end)]] [[center(begin)]]by Jonathon Leathers[[center(end)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ** To see how the Ackerman, Barr, Malik and Ruel vacancies would have been filled using a Countback Election, visit:<span><br> -</span> http://www.davischoicevoting.org/2005/01/filling-asucd-vacancies-illustrating.php. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ** To see how the Ackerman, Barr, Malik and Ruel vacancies would have been filled using a Countback Election, visit: http://www.davischoicevoting.org/2005/01/filling-asucd-vacancies-illustrating.php. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-04-07 23:04:47JonathonLeathersupdated info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> **IMPORTANT: This <span>h</span>as<span>&nbsp;been introduc</span>ed<span>, gone through</span> the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and<span>&nbsp;is set to be voted on by</span> the ["Senate"] on <span>Thursday, </span>April 7th. </td> <td> <span>+</span> **IMPORTANT: This <span>p</span>as<span>s</span>ed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] <span>on April 4, 2005 </span>and the ["Senate"] on April 7<span>, 2005. It will be on </span>th<span>e ballot in the Fall 2005 ["ASUCD"] election</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-04-04 23:56:18JonathonLeathersgoing to senate thursday <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. First on this page is the actual text of the Countback Amendment<span>&nbsp;as authored by</span> ["<span>JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers</span>] <span>with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]</span>.<span>&nbsp;Secondly, there is a quick walk-through of how the ["Countback"] Election actually works.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. First on this page is the actual text of the Countback Amendment<span>, however, it has since been modified. Secondly, there is a quick walk-through of how the</span> ["<span>Countback"</span>] <span>Election actually works</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- **IMPORTANT: I've gotten confirmation from ["Rob Roy" Senator Rob Roy] that he will be introducing this amendment to the ["Senate"] on Thursday, March 10th. However, it shouldn't go to a vote of the ["Senate"] until Spring quarter due to finals and spring break. I'll keep everyone posted.**<br> - <br> - If you want the actual text of the bill to be introduced to the Senate, click [http://www.geocities.com/jtleathers13/Countback_Amendment.doc here].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ **IMPORTANT: This has been introduced, gone through the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and is set to be voted on by the ["Senate"] on Thursday, April 7th.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-03-07 18:17:34JonathonLeathersadded two words and a link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ If you want the actual text of the bill to be introduced to the Senate, click [http://www.geocities.com/jtleathers13/Countback_Amendment.doc here].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>7</span> – March, <span>4</span> 2005) </td> <td> <span>+</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>8</span> – March, <span>7</span> 2005) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred. All contacted candidates will be given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of ASUCD Senator should they be elected in the Countback Election. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond within the one (1) week period shall be excluded from the Countback Election. ASUCD shall provide a public list of all candidates participating in the Countback Election prior to the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred. All contacted candidates will be given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of ASUCD Senator should they be elected in the Countback Election. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond within the one (1) week period shall be excluded from the Countback Election. ASUCD shall provide a public list<span>, updated daily,</span> of all candidates participating in the Countback Election prior to the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-03-04 17:01:34JonathonLeathersdate set for introduction to Senate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. First is the actual text of the Countback Amendment as authored by ["JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers] with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]. Secondly, there is a quick walk-through of how the ["Countback"] Election actually works. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. First<span>&nbsp;on this page</span> is the actual text of the Countback Amendment as authored by ["JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers] with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]. Secondly, there is a quick walk-through of how the ["Countback"] Election actually works.<span><br> + <br> + **IMPORTANT: I've gotten confirmation from ["Rob Roy" Senator Rob Roy] that he will be introducing this amendment to the ["Senate"] on Thursday, March 10th. However, it shouldn't go to a vote of the ["Senate"] until Spring quarter due to finals and spring break. I'll keep everyone posted.**</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-03-04 16:14:49JonathonLeathersnew version <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>5</span> – <span>Feb.</span> <span>8,</span> 2005) </td> <td> <span>+</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>7</span> – <span>March,</span> <span>4</span> 2005) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred<span>&nbsp;and</span> given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of<span>&nbsp;Replacement Senator should they be elected. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond shall be excluded from the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded,</span> ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred<span>. All contacted candidates will be</span> given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of ASUCD <span>Senator should they be elected in the Countback Election. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond within the one (1) week period shall be excluded from the Countback Election. ASUCD shall provide a public list of all candidates participating in the Countback Election prior to the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD </span>shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (4) Each winning candidate <span>will </span>be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting<span>&nbsp;in the week following the Countback Election</span>. Upon receipt of the certificate<span>&nbsp;of election</span>, each <span>Replacement Senator</span> will immediately assume office<span>. Replacement Senators shall serve as full</span> ASUCD Senator<span>s</span> for the remainder of the original term. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (4) Each winning candidate <span>that receives at least fifty percent (50%) of the threshold for the Count</span>b<span>ack Election will b</span>e issued a certificate of election at the <span>next </span>Senate meeting.<span>&nbsp;</span> Upon receipt of the certificate, each <span>candidate</span> will immediately assume office<span>&nbsp;as an</span> ASUCD Senator for the remainder of the original term. <span>&nbsp;For each winning candidate that does not receive at least fifty percent (50%) of the threshold, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- (5) In the event that a Senator-elect not receive at least fifty percent of the threshold for the Countback Election, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ (5) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the Countback Election was held and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the Countback Election was held. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- (6) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the Countback Election was held and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the Countback Election was held. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President.<br> - <br> - (7) The appointed replacement member shall serve as an interim member of the ASUCD Senate until the vacated Senate seat is filled on a permanent basis at the next regularly scheduled Senate election.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ (6) The appointed replacement member shall serve as an interim member of the ASUCD Senate until the vacated Senate seat is filled on a permanent basis at the next regularly scheduled Senate election.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-09 18:42:20JonathonLeathersformatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ -----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ -----</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-09 18:40:58JonathonLeathersupdated the explanation <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 1) Once a Senator vacates, the ballot data from the election in which the vacating Senator was elected is accessed within three academic days of the vacancy occurring.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 1) Once a Senator vacates, all of the non-elected candidates from the vacating Senator’s election are contacted within two days and asked if they would be willing to serve out the rest of that Senator’s term should they be elected in the Countback Election. They are given one week to respond at which point the following occurs.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2) The Countback Election begins by transferring all of the ballots used to elect Malik (513), all of the ballots used to elect Ruel (513), and all of the exhausted ballots from that election (484). The ballots that elected the non-vacating Senators are excluded from the Countback Election as those voters continue to have a serving representative. (Note: 513 was the threshold for the Fall 2004 election). </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2<span>) The ballot data from the election in which the vacating Senator was elected is accessed within three academic days of the end of the one week response period.<br> + <br> + 3</span>) The Countback Election begins by transferring all of the ballots used to elect Malik (513), all of the ballots used to elect Ruel (513), and all of the exhausted ballots from that election (484). The ballots that elected the non-vacating Senators are excluded from the Countback Election as those voters continue to have a serving representative. (Note: 513 was the threshold for the Fall 2004 election). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 3</span>) The first round of the Countback Election shows all of the transferred votes from Malik’s pile, Ruel’s pile, and the exhausted pile of ballots. Also notice that all elected and vacating candidates have been excluded from the Countback Election as they obviously cannot be elected again. </td> <td> <span>+ 4</span>) The first round of the Countback Election shows all of the transferred votes from Malik’s pile, Ruel’s pile, and the exhausted pile of ballots. Also notice that all elected and vacating candidates have been excluded from the Countback Election as they obviously cannot be elected again. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 4</span>) The election then continues until one of the remaining candidates meets the threshold to be elected as a Replacement Senator. In this case, candidate Manteghi is the first to meet the threshold and is thus elected. The next round sees candidate Chin as the only remaining candidate and since two seats must be filled, she is elected by process of elimination. </td> <td> <span>+ 5</span>) The election then continues until one of the remaining candidates meets the threshold to be elected as a Replacement Senator. In this case, candidate Manteghi is the first to meet the threshold and is thus elected. The next round sees candidate Chin as the only remaining candidate and since two seats must be filled, she is elected by process of elimination.<span>&nbsp;(If a candidate is elected in the Countback Election without receiving at least 50% of the threshold, they will not be elected and instead the President will have authority to choose an interim Senator).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 5</span>) Assuming a Senator announces their resignation at a Senate meeting, the Countback Election would occur within t<span>hree day</span>s and the winner would be announced thereafter. The winner would then be sworn in and assume office <span>at the next</span> Senate meeting. (<span>If the</span>y <span>choose not to serve, then another Count</span>b<span>ac</span>k <span>Election is held with the winner of the first Countback Election treated as a vacating candidate</span>). </td> <td> <span>+ 6</span>) Assuming a Senator announces their resignation at a Senate meeting, the Countback Election would occur within t<span>wo week</span>s and the winner would be announced thereafter. The winner would then be sworn in and assume office <span>two</span> Senate meeting<span>s from the time at which the vacancy occurred</span>. (<span>There would onl</span>y b<span>e 2 Senate meetings with an empty seat; the meeting they resign and then the meeting during the one wee</span>k <span>response period</span>). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-09 18:28:46JonathonLeathersComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-09 18:28:46'' [[nbsp]] I just changed the amendment so that when someone resigns, the non-elected candidates from the election in which the vacating candidate was elected are contacted and given one week to say if they will or will not accept the position of Replacement Senator should they be elected. After that, then the Countback Election is held and the only possible winners will be people willing to serve, which means there will only be one Countback Election. There is still a backup that states they have to get 50% of the threshold for the Countback Election, if they don't, then the President can appoint someone. --["JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-09 18:21:07JonathonLeathersupdated the amendment again <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>4</span> – Feb. 8, 2005) </td> <td> <span>+</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>5</span> – Feb. 8, 2005) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, ASUCD shall conduct, within three (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The Countback Election shall include all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle shall be contacted within two (2) academic days from the time at which the vacancy or vacancies occurred and given one (1) week from the time at which they were contacted to respond as to whether or not they are willing to accept the position of Replacement Senator should they be elected. All candidates who decline to serve or do not respond shall be excluded from the Countback Election. After the one (1) week response period, or once all candidates have responded, ASUCD shall conduct, within (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (5)<span>&nbsp;If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another Countback Election from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate.</span> In the event that a Senator-elect not receive at least fifty percent of the threshold for the Countback Election, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (5) In the event that a Senator-elect not receive at least fifty percent of the threshold for the Countback Election, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (6) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the <span>last </span>Countback Election was held and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the <span>last </span>Countback Election was held. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (6) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the Countback Election was held<span>&nbsp;</span> and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the Countback Election was held. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-08 23:45:59JonathonLeathersedited the subsection 5 and 6 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>3</span> – Feb. <span>2</span>, 2005) </td> <td> <span>+</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>4</span> – Feb. <span>8</span>, 2005) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (4) Each winning candidate will be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting in the week following the <span>c</span>ountback <span>e</span>lection. Upon receipt of the certificate of election, each Replacement Senator will immediately assume office. Replacement Senators shall serve as full ASUCD Senators for the remainder of the original term. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (4) Each winning candidate will be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting in the week following the <span>C</span>ountback <span>E</span>lection. Upon receipt of the certificate of election, each Replacement Senator will immediately assume office. Replacement Senators shall serve as full ASUCD Senators for the remainder of the original term. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (5) If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another <span>c</span>ountback <span>e</span>lection from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate. In the event that <span>five (5)</span> Senator<span>s</span>-elect <span>decline to fill a vacant seat</span>, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (5) If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another <span>C</span>ountback <span>E</span>lection from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate. In the event that <span>a</span> Senator-elect <span>not receive at least fifty percent of the threshold for the Countback Election</span>, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (6) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the <span>vacancy occurs, fifth Senator-elect declined to serve</span> and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the <span>fifth Senator-elect declined to serve</span>. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (6) The ASUCD President shall have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall exclusively appoint a successor from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must being within two (2) academic days from the time at which the <span>last Countback Election was held</span> and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint an interim Senator within two (2) weeks from the time at which the <span>last Countback Election was held</span>. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the interim appointment of the replacement Senate members made by the President. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-08 08:51:36JackHaskeloops <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----<br> - <br> - ["The California Aggie"] ran an editorial on 2/8/05 [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7390 against the Countback Amendment].<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-08 08:41:00JackHaskelaggie editorial added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ -----<br> + <br> + ["The California Aggie"] ran an editorial on 2/8/05 [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7390 against the Countback Amendment].<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-06 00:21:29JonathonLeathersComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-06 00:21:29'' [[nbsp]] Yeah, I didn't get the formating right and didn't have time to fix it so I just put up this version for now. However, I have a .doc version with correct formatting for ASUCD legislation --["JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-05 18:38:27PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-05 18:38:03'' [[nbsp]] This looks good to me. This ammend<span>e</span>ment will also have to remove the sections refering to the Presidential appointment. --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-05 18:38:03'' [[nbsp]] This looks good to me. This ammendment will also have to remove the sections refering to the Presidential appointment. --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-05 18:38:03PhilipNeustromComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-05 18:38:03'' [[nbsp]] This looks good to me. This ammendement will also have to remove the sections refering to the Presidential appointment. --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-05 18:36:28PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-02-02 16:18:32JonathonLeathersupdated version posted <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>2</span> <span>-</span> <span>Jan</span>. <span>31</span>, 2005) </td> <td> <span>+</span> REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.<span>3</span> <span>–</span> <span>Feb</span>. <span>2</span>, 2005) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (4) Each winning candidate will be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting in the week following the countback election. Upon receipt of the certificate of election, each <span>r</span>eplacement Senator will immediately assume office. Replacement Senators shall serve as full ASUCD Senators for the remainder of the original term. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (4) Each winning candidate will be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting in the week following the countback election. Upon receipt of the certificate of election, each <span>R</span>eplacement Senator will immediately assume office. Replacement Senators shall serve as full ASUCD Senators for the remainder of the original term. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (5) If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another countback election from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (5) If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another countback election from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate. <span>In the event that five (5) Senators-elect decline to fill a vacant seat, the vacancy will be filled in the following manner.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (6) <span>If five (5) Senator-elects decline to fill a vacant seat, t</span>he ASUCD President shall exclusively appoint a <span>Replacement Senat</span>or from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must beg<span>in</span> within two (2) academic days from the fifth Senator-elect declin<span>ing to serve,</span> and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint <span>the Replacement</span> Senator within two weeks from the time at which the fifth Senator-elect declined to serve. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the <span>R</span>eplacement Senat<span>or</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> (6) <span>T</span>he ASUCD President shall <span>have responsibility for filling the vacancy on an interim basis. The President shall </span>exclusively appoint a <span>success</span>or from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must be<span>in</span>g within two (2) academic days from the <span>time at which the vacancy occurs, </span>fifth Senator-elect declin<span>ed to serve</span> and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint <span>an interim</span> Senator within two<span>&nbsp;(2)</span> weeks from the time at which the fifth Senator-elect declined to serve. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the <span>interim appointment of the r</span>eplacement Senat<span>e members made by the President</span>.<span><br> + <br> + (7) The appointed replacement member shall serve as an interim member of the ASUCD Senate until the vacated Senate seat is filled on a permanent basis at the next regularly scheduled Senate election.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-01-31 22:05:16JonathonLeathersadded a countback election explanation <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. <span>This</span> is the actual text of the Countback Amendment as authored by ["JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers] with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. <span>First</span> is the actual text of the Countback Amendment as authored by ["JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers] with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]. <span>Secondly, there is a quick walk-through of how the ["Countback"] Election actually works.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[center(begin)]]'''The Countback Election:'''[[center(end)]]<br> + [[center(begin)]]'''A Simple Explanation'''[[center(end)]]<br> + [[center(begin)]]by Jonathon Leathers[[center(end)]]<br> + <br> + The Countback Election is a way to fill vacated Senate seats without the President appointing someone or having to hold a special election. Below is an example of how a Countback Election would fill the recent vacancies of Malik and Ruel. <br> + <br> + Click here to follow along with this explanation: [http://www.davischoicevoting.org/countback/malik_ruel/Fall%202004%20Countback%20Round.htm Fall 2004 Countback]. <br> + <br> + 1) Once a Senator vacates, the ballot data from the election in which the vacating Senator was elected is accessed within three academic days of the vacancy occurring.<br> + <br> + 2) The Countback Election begins by transferring all of the ballots used to elect Malik (513), all of the ballots used to elect Ruel (513), and all of the exhausted ballots from that election (484). The ballots that elected the non-vacating Senators are excluded from the Countback Election as those voters continue to have a serving representative. (Note: 513 was the threshold for the Fall 2004 election).<br> + <br> + 3) The first round of the Countback Election shows all of the transferred votes from Malik’s pile, Ruel’s pile, and the exhausted pile of ballots. Also notice that all elected and vacating candidates have been excluded from the Countback Election as they obviously cannot be elected again.<br> + <br> + 4) The election then continues until one of the remaining candidates meets the threshold to be elected as a Replacement Senator. In this case, candidate Manteghi is the first to meet the threshold and is thus elected. The next round sees candidate Chin as the only remaining candidate and since two seats must be filled, she is elected by process of elimination.<br> + <br> + 5) Assuming a Senator announces their resignation at a Senate meeting, the Countback Election would occur within three days and the winner would be announced thereafter. The winner would then be sworn in and assume office at the next Senate meeting. (If they choose not to serve, then another Countback Election is held with the winner of the first Countback Election treated as a vacating candidate).<br> + <br> + ** To see how the Ackerman, Barr, Malik and Ruel vacancies would have been filled using a Countback Election, visit:<br> + http://www.davischoicevoting.org/2005/01/filling-asucd-vacancies-illustrating.php.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Countback Amendmenthttp://daviswiki.org/Countback_Amendment2005-01-31 21:55:26JonathonLeathersthis is the text of the countback amendment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Countback Amendment<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[center(begin)]]'''The Countback Amendment'''[[center(end)]]<br> + <br> + If you don't have any idea what this is, you should visit the ["Countback"] page first. This is the actual text of the Countback Amendment as authored by ["JonathonLeathers" Jonathon Leathers] with help from ["Chris Jerdonek" Chris Jerdonek]. <br> + <br> + -----<br> + <br> + REVISED VERSION (DRAFT 3.2 - Jan. 31, 2005)<br> + <br> + ASUCD CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE II - ASUCD LEGISLATIVE BRANCH <br> + <br> + Section 11<br> + <br> + (1) Filling Vacancies -- ASUCD Senate vacancies shall be filled by a "Countback Election" using the ballots cast by voters during the election in which the vacating candidate(s) originally ran. The Countback Election will be conducted in the following manner. <br> + <br> + (2) For the purpose of this section, an "election cycle" shall refer to either of the pools of candidates running in the most recent Fall or Winter ASUCD General Election. For each election cycle, ASUCD shall maintain, for each ASUCD Senator or Senator-elect, a list of the weighted ballots assigned them at the conclusion of the most recent General Election or Countback Election. ASUCD shall also maintain, for each election cycle, a list of the weighted exhausted ballots at the conclusion of the most recent General or Countback Election. <br> + <br> + (3) In the event of a vacancy or vacancies, ASUCD shall conduct, within three (3) academic days, a Single Transferable Vote tally using the ballots of all vacating Senator(s) combined with all exhausted ballots of that election cycle. The Countback Election shall include all candidates of the election cycle that are eligible to assume ASUCD office and that have not won a previous General Election or Countback Election for that election cycle. The number of winners of the tally shall equal the number of vacancies to fill from that election cycle. <br> + <br> + (4) Each winning candidate will be issued a certificate of election at the Senate meeting in the week following the countback election. Upon receipt of the certificate of election, each replacement Senator will immediately assume office. Replacement Senators shall serve as full ASUCD Senators for the remainder of the original term. <br> + <br> + (5) If one or more winning candidates decline to assume office, ASUCD shall conduct another countback election from that point forward to fill the vacancy or vacancies. For the purpose of this section, a Senator-elect that declines to assume office shall be treated as a vacating candidate. <br> + <br> + (6) If five (5) Senator-elects decline to fill a vacant seat, the ASUCD President shall exclusively appoint a Replacement Senator from among applications received during a one week advertising period. The advertising period must begin within two (2) academic days from the fifth Senator-elect declining to serve, and must be at least five (5) academic days in length during the regular academic year (summer sessions shall not be considered part of the regular academic year). The President must appoint the Replacement Senator within two weeks from the time at which the fifth Senator-elect declined to serve. Any appointments made by the President shall be confirmed by a majority of the remaining members of the Senate. In the event that five (5) or more vacancies exist on the Senate, a quorum need not be present in order to confirm the Replacement Senator.<br> + <br> + -----<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>