Elections

The Administrative Senate will be composed of thirty-three (33) elected representatives approximately one-third of whom will be elected each year. Thirty will be elected from the main campus with Senators elected from Districts and At-large. Three Senators will be elected from the Regional Campuses.


1.The Elections Committee will announce open positions and prepare and circulate applications for nominations by the first working day in March. Applications will be made available at a central place and the Elections Committee will take the appropriate measures to inform all administrators of nomination and election procedures. 

2.To be a candidate for Senator, an eligible administrator must complete and submit the application form authorized by the Elections Committee and must declare which district or at-large position he/she is seeking.

3.The Elections Committee shall certify each application submitted. Certification shall include insuring that the applicant is eligible to hold office under the provisions of the By-laws. Such certification shall be completed during the third week of March.

4.The Elections Committee shall prepare the ballots to be distributed for elections. The names of all candidates whose applications have been certified shall appear on each ballot. 

5.Ballots will be available the 2nd Tuesday in April of each year. 

6.The Elections Committee is charged with ensuring that each returned ballot is validated to confirm administrative status of voter.

7.Deadline for voting is 5 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in April. 

8.The Elections Committee shall count the votes cast and shall declare the results to the Executive Committee before the last working day in April. The Executive Committee shall validate the conduct of the election and shall certify the election prior to the June meeting. When the election is certified, the Elections Committee shall transmit a report containing the tabulation of votes cast to the Secretary of the Senate. 

To be a candidate for Senator, an eligible administrator must complete and submit the application form authorized by the Elections Committee and must declare which district or at-large position he/she is seeking. An "administrator" is defined as an employee of Ohio University holding a Presidential appointment who spends more than 50% of his/her time in administrative duties. This shall exclude the President, Vice Presidents, Provost, Associate Provosts, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, Deans, and those faculty whose responsibilities are defined as more than 50% administrative, but who have retained faculty rank but not faculty status. 

 

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