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Electoral board may be eliminated

by Archives March 14, 2001
A referendum question may give power to the CSU Council of Representatives to appoint a Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in charge of organizing and administering elections, by-elections and referenda.
Originally, the Electoral Board was responsible for appointing a CEO from its five members, who are themselves appointed by a two-thirds majority vote of CSU councillors.
“Speaking from experience, the Electoral Board has had a hard time keeping members signed up and staying with it,” said CSU President Rob Green.
The members of the board must be members of the Student Union while serving their one year term. The board is usually defunct by the time the by-elections roll around, so the power to appoint a CEO was placed in the hands of CSU Council instead.

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