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Campaign and Voting Rules for ASB Elections
  1. Candidates and their supporters shall use the highest standards of ethics when campaigning and discussing other candidates.

  2. Eligibility will be checked for students seeking Associated Student Body Leadership positions. Individuals seeking Associated Student Body leadership positions will be required to take an examination on the ASB Bylaws and pass with at least 80% accuracy prior to the opening of the polls.

  3. All campaign materials must be approved by an authorized member of the Election Committee, ASB Advisor, or Dean of Student Affairs Designee. Materials must be stamped with approval for distribution before being posted or handed out. No campaign materials will be approved without the completed expense sheet returned by the deadline. EACH CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR OFFICE MUST TURN IN AN ELECTION EXPENSE REPORT BY THE DEADLINE.

  4. Each poster must be on a stake driven into the ground. Two-sided posters are acceptable.

  5. It is recommended that posters be removed each day by 8:30 p.m. Posters should be covered with plastic wrap, after approval, to prevent possible water damage.

  6. If candidates exceed advertising limits, after warning, all campaign materials will be removed.

  7. There shall be ASB election polling stations on campus with internet connected computers in locations selected by the Election Chair, which are solely dedicated to voting during the hours indicated and posted.  Candidates or their supporters may not campaign within 50 feet of the Electronic Election Booths on either the LAC and PCC campuses.

  8. No campaigning within 50 feet of any designated computer lab or facility on the LAC or PCC campuses. Personal computers may be used by students to vote.  No candidate or issue-driven campaign material shall be posted in any campus computer lab; nor shall any campaigning activity block student access to computers normally accessible to students in any way.

  9. No support may be solicited for candidates or special issues from the faculty, staff, administration, or non-student employees of the college.  This does not prohibit asking permission to speak in front of a class.

  10. Candidates may speak to campus clubs and/or organizations immediately after mandatory candidate meeting or appointment by the Election Committee and submission of the campaign expense sheet. No campaigning is allowed in classrooms except with permission of the instructor. Campaign materials may not be posted in any classroom. (No campaigning is allowed in the cafeteria.)

  11. No campaign materials may be exhibited before the date designated for active campaigning to begin on Monday, November 8, 2010.

  12. Any item not covered on the report of election advertising expenses must be explained in detail to the Election Committee chair. Price will be established according to fair market value. Receipts for all items are mandatory and must be attached to the report of election advertising expenses.

  13. Donations count the same as if you had purchased the items yourself at retail cost and must be listed.

  14. In the event of a run-off election, a maximum of $25, in addition to the $100 stipulated on the Report of Election Advertising Expenses, may be used at your discretion. (Run-off costs must be reported to the Election Committee Chair.) Receipts for all items are mandatory and must be attached to the report of election advertising expenses.

  15. Infractions of advertising and campaign rules may result in the following:
    - Immediate removal of all campaign and advertising materials
    - Disqualification of the candidate by the Election Committee

  16. Do not harass or "push" students to vote.

  17. Any problems or protests must be filed with the Election Committee chair immediately, not after the polls close.

  18. It is the candidate's responsibility to take down posters the night of election, especially if there is a "run-off" and you want to reuse them the next day.

  19. A candidate must win by simple plurality (the most votes cast by valid ballots). If the number of ballots and signatures on the voter roster are not equal, a candidate must win by one (1) more than the difference between ballots and signatures. A run-off election will be scheduled only in the event of the top candidates for a particular office receiving the exact number of votes.

  20. For write-in candidates, provide the name of the write-in candidate on the line provided on the ballot.

  21. No campaigning or campaign literature shall be permitted on the shuttle bus or within the specified polling areas, off campus, neither on the KLBC/KCTY radio stations nor the campus-sponsored television station by individual candidates for personal campaigning.

  22. The candidates agree, if elected, to be available for mandatory ASB Retreats and other training activities. (Dates TBA)

  23. Candidates will only post campaigning materials in the designated Student Life areas located on the LAC and PCC campuses.

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