SSCC Procedures for electing Twin Cities Student Senators

According to the Student Senate Bylaws, Article V, Section 2(b)(2), "d. After August 15 of each year and for the current year, any open Student Senate members and alternate members from Twin Cities units as listed in Section 1 of this Article shall be filled by the Student Senate Consultative Committee with approval of the Student Senate. The Student Senate Consultative Committee shall establish its own procedures, in accordance with the constitution, for conducting elections."

Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee
The SSCC shall establish a Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee to review nominees/applicants for vacant seats and make recommendations to the Student Senate for approval. The Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee shall be composed of:
  1. Student Senate/SSCC Chair
  2. Student Senate/SSCC Vice Chair
  3. One additional Twin Cities member of the SSCC elected by the SSCC
  4. One Twin Cities graduate/professional student senator elected by the Student Senate
  5. One Twin Cities undergraduate student senator elected by the Student Senate
One of the SSCC members shall serve as chair of the Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee. If the Student Senate/SSCC Chair and/or Student Senate/SSCC Vice Chair positions are held by a coordinate campus student, then the SSCC will elect additional Twin Cities SSCC members to serve on the Subcommittee in lieu of these positions.

Procedures:
  1. If a Twin Cities unit has named alternate member(s), preference will be provided to these alternates members to fill any vacant seat(s). The Senate Office will contact the alternate members(s) to ask if he or she would like to be considered for the Student Senate member(s). If one alternate member agrees, this name can be forwarded to the Student Senate for approval. If more than one member agrees, the Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee shall make a recommendation to the Student Senate for approval.
  2. If a Twin Cities unit has not named alternate member(s) or no alternate member(s) are interested in serving as a Student Senate members(s), then an email will be sent to all students in the Twin Cities unit of the vacant seat asking interested students to apply for service.
  3. The Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee will review the applications and make recommendations to the Student Senate for their approval.
  4. If future vacancies arise in the same Twin Cities units, the Student Senate Nominating Subcommittee can choose to either send another request for applicants, or draw from the pool that was already solicited.

Revisions approved by the SSCC.


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