Commit 8635e2d2 authored by Chris Reffett's avatar Chris Reffett
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Further refactor voting to allow more electronic ballots

parent 8787210f
......@@ -76,14 +76,13 @@ George Mason University}
per semester.
\subsection{Revocation of Membership}
In extraordinary circumstances, if a motion is brought and seconded at
a meeting for membership revocation, all SRCT members will be notified
by email of the motion not less than five days before the following
meeting. If a quorum is present, an official vote will be held by
secret ballot, requiring a $\frac{3}{4}$ supermajority of present
members. Although an official vote, all present contributors will
be allowed to present arguments for or against membership revocation
prior to the vote.
In extraordinary circumstances, if a motion is brought and seconded at
a meeting for membership revocation, all SRCT members will be notified
by email of the motion along with a date, location, and method for the vote.
An official vote will be held by secret ballot, requiring a $\frac{3}{4}$
supermajority of votes. Although an official vote, all contributors will be
allowed to present arguments for or against membership revocation prior to
the vote.
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Members will be automatically removed if suspended or expelled by the
university.
......@@ -126,11 +125,11 @@ George Mason University}
System Administrator also directly oversees all project managers.
\subsection{Removal of Officers}
Two SRCT members may present a motion to remove an officer. All
members will be notified by email, and have no fewer than five days to
review the motion. If a quorum is present at the next SRCT meeting,
the motion may be approved by a $\frac{3}{4}$ vote by secret ballot
of all present members. This is considered an official vote.
Two SRCT members may present a motion to remove an officer. All members
will be notified by email along with how the vote will be conducted, and
have no fewer than five days to review the motion. The motion may be
approved by a $\frac{3}{4}$ vote by secret ballot. This is considered an
official vote.
\subsection{Advisor}
The primary Advisor shall be a member of the faculty or staff at
......@@ -147,7 +146,7 @@ George Mason University}
\subsection{Standard Elections}
Elections will be held during the first meetings of March and
November, with the results to come into effect at the start
of the following semester.
of the following semester. Elections constitute an official vote.
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Voting shall be handled in a secret ballot to be counted by the
highest ranking member not in contest for any officer position, or if
......@@ -178,15 +177,18 @@ George Mason University}
Any official vote, defined as a vote which is either explicitly defined
as official in this document or which significantly affects the
organization, shall require a quorum of developers to be present. All
developers present shall cast their vote via secret ballot unless the
developers agree otherwise, and unless otherwise required by this document,
shall be decided by a simple majority vote. In the event of a tie, the vote
shall fail.
developers present shall cast their vote via secret ballot unless the
developers agree otherwise. The vote shall be decided by a simple majority
vote, unless otherwise required by this document. On official votes, in the
event of a tie, the deciding vote shall be cast by the presiding officer.
\subsection{Alternative Voting Methods}
The Executive Board may, at their discretion, allow a vote to be conducted
by means other than an in-person secret ballot, such as via an electronic
voting system. If a quorum is not present when conducting such a vote, the
Board may allow for the vote to remain open for a pre-determined period.
electronically, such as by an online voting system. In these cases, the vote
shall be open for a specified length of time no less than one day. The vote
shall be decided either at the end of that time or once enough votes have
been cast that one option is guaranteed to win no matter how the remaining
developers vote. If, at the end of the vote, less than a quorum of developers
have voted, the results of the vote will be discarded.
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......@@ -247,10 +249,9 @@ George Mason University}
Two members may jointly propose an explicitly defined
constitutional amendment at a meeting. All members will be emailed a
copy of the language of the amendment and have no fewer than five days
to review the proposed amendment. At the next SRCT meeting, if a
quorum is present, the amendment may be approved by a $\frac{3}{4}$
vote by secret ballot of all present members. This is considered an
official vote.
to review the proposed amendment. The amendments may be approved by a
$\frac{3}{4}$ vote by developers, as specified in the voting rules. This
is considered an official vote.
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The Office of Student Involvement must review all amendments in the
same matter as a completely new constitution.
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