IEEE Exec: Re: Elections

  • From: "Colin O'Connor" <colin.oconnor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <ieee-exec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 19:23:42 -0500

I vote for the letter idea for the same reasons previously mentioned by Kyle
and Deep.

However I think it's ridiculous that because of one test a person can't plan
to take an hour out of their afternoon.  But enough about that.

-Colin
 

On 3/30/03 6:51 PM, "Deepanjan De" <deepanjan.de@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yeah, I also think writing a letter is the best policy.  I am the
> chairman of our South Asian Society (SAMOSA) and that is also how we
> handle it.  Are we getting a door prize for Friday?  Alright see ya.
> 
> Deep
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ieee-exec-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:ieee-exec-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kyle Comins
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 5:38 PM
> To: ieee-exec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: IEEE Exec: Re: Elections
> 
> I vote for option number 3 :P
> 
> Actually, I think the letter idea is a good one, thats the way VSMT
> handles situations where people want to run for a board position but
> can't be in attendance, and it has worked out well for us. I think we
> really need a strong group at the elections, and having it on another
> date would cause this to not be the case.
> ~Kyle
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sean Brady" <sean.brady@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sunday, March 30, 2003 5:25 pm
> Subject: IEEE Exec: Elections
> 
>> Hey All,
>> 
>> Regarding elections, as an IEEE branch it is accepted that a
>> formal, popular
>> election be held as opposed to an interview process.  In order to
>> avoid the
>> popularity contest, the voting body will have a group discussion
>> about each
>> candidate prior to bringing any position to a vote.  Also, only
>> OFFICIALIEEE members can run and/or vote or positions on the IEEE
>> @ VU Executive
>> Board.
>> 
>> Dr. Singh and I were thinking that the election should be held
>> directlyfollowing Friday's event to ensure maximum participation.
>> The problem is
>> that sophomores have a test that afternoon which would preclude
>> ANY rising
>> junior to run.  Any ideas?
>> 
>> I see our options as follows:
>> 1) Have the election and allow sophomores to submit letters of
>> intent/speeches to be presented on Friday.
>> 2) Have elections at a time different from our planned event and
>> risk very
>> low participation.
>> 3) Have a beer party.
>> 
>> Let me know what you think.
>> 
>> Sean
>> 
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