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Student Senate Elections Commission Application

2013-2014
The Elections Commission is responsible for the following:
1.
Administering the Spring Student Senate elections,
2.
Enforcement of Student Senate Elections regulations,
3.
Hiring an Elections Commissioner,
4.
Advertising and promoting the elections and student voting, and
5.
Ensuring that the elections are fair and honest.

Name: _______________________________________Current Phone Number:_________________


Current Address:___________________________________________________________________
Classification (year in school):__________________________Email Address:__________________
Previous University Attended (if applicable):_____________________________________________
High School Attended:______________________________________________________________
Deans Certification of Enrollment:

Deans Stamp:

I certify that (applicants name) _________________________


Is enrolled in (school/college) __________________________
Date: ______________________________________________

1.

Have you ever participated in Student Government at KU (i.e. committees, boards, voting in
Student Senate Elections, previous elections commission member, helping/running with a
coalition or as an individual, etc.)? Please specify dates of involvement.
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2.
Have you ever been involved in student governance at a previous university or high school?
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3.
Do you have any legal training or background in the law?
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4.
Do you have any interest in serving as the Elections Commission Chair or the Elections
Commission Outreach Chair? Job responsibilities are detailed at the bottom of this
application.
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5.

To the best of your knowledge, do any current or previous Senators or members of the
University Daily Kansan (UDK) staff live with you or reside in your living organization? If
so, who?
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6.
Why would you like to serve as a member of the Student Senate Elections Commission?
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Signature ________________________________ Date _______________________________
Student ID Number ________________________
This application, along with your Deans Certification of Enrollment Stamp, must be retuned
no later than 5pm on Friday, October 25th to the Student Senate office, 410 Kansas Union.
Interviews will be held by appointment upon completion of application. You will be contacted
by phone and/or email to schedule your interview with the Student Senate Chief of Staff.
Contact Chief of Staff Tyler Childress, senatecos@ku.edu, with any questions.
The Elections Commission Chair shall:
A.
Preside over Commission meetings, and shall vote only to make or break a tie,
B.
Serve as spokesperson for the Elections Commission,
C.
Represent the Elections Commission in other organizations,
D.
In conjunction with the Elections Commission and Commissioner, submit a
report describing and evaluating the conduct of the election to the Student
Executive Committee, while providing future recommendations, and
E.
In conjunction with the Elections Commission, certify to the Student Executive
Committee that the results are valid and free from any material distortion.
The Elections Commission Outreach Chair shall:
A.
Be charged with creating a plan to increase voter turnout by utilizing all
available means to promote and advertise the election in a non-partisan nature.
B.
Towards this purpose, the Outreach Chair will have the advertising budget of
the Elections Commission at his or her oversight.