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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Open Thread on Alumni Board Election

The Alumni Board election is here! There are three empty chair positions are to be filled (all current members of the Board will remain for at least another year.) If you haven't received your ballot yet, you should receive it soon. Some quick notes:

1. Personal information and statements from the candidates were not mailed with the ballot. In the letter accompanying the ballot, there is a website link that takes you to the PDF with this information. Or you can email Ermin for the PDF, though it is a large document.

2. Contrary to what the language of the ballot implies, YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL IN THE ENTIRE BALLOT. You do not need to rank all of the candidates on the ballot. In fact, if there are candidates that you do NOT want to vote for, you should not rank them on the ballot. Because of the method of counting ballots, even the lowest ranking for a candidate is still a vote for that candidate. If a candidate doesn't share your position, then you do not need to vote for him or her if you don't want to.

3. Discuss the candidates in the comments! What are the positions of the various candidates? I recommend naming the candidates in the comments by their initials or first names. (I learned from last year that not all the candidates have tough skins, even though if they win the election, their name and contact information will be put up on the school's public website.)