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1 Mandatory Candidates Meeting September 28 th, 2014

2 SGA Judicial Court Who are we? –Nine Justices responsible for “duties of constitutional interpretation, legislative interpretation, election regulation, and conflict resolution as granted by the Student Government Association Constitution.” (Judicial Court By-Laws) What is our role in elections? –To serve as a neutral panel for appeals of applications of the Election Regulations –To serve as a board of Constitutional review for the Election Regulations –To formally certify election results

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4 How to File An Appeal Go to jcourt.tamu.edu Click on the “File An Appeal” tab “A candidate may contest an election no sooner than after the announcement of unofficial results, and later than forty-eight (48) hours after the unofficial results are posted by filing an appeal with the Judicial Court stating the basis on which the election is contested.” –Election Regulations

5 Appeal Filed Justices vote on Accepting Case Case Heard Decision Rendered w/in 48 hrs How to File An Appeal (Continued)

6 Senate

7 Walk through this week Sunday –MCM –General Campaigning begins –Ballot sheet posted Monday –5pm Ballot Sheet taken down Wednesday –10pm General Campaigning ends Thursday –8am Voting begins –8am- 5pm Modified campaigning –5pm Expense Reports due in Koldus Lockbox A4 Friday –8am-noon Modified campaigning –noon- voting closes –No earlier than 7pm uncertified results are posted

8 Overview SUNMONTUESWEDTHURSFRISAT MCM General Campaigning begins Ballot Sign off: 5:00PM General Campaigning ends 10:00PM Modified Campaigning: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Voting opens 8:00 AM Expense Reports due at 5:00 PM Modified Campaigning 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Voting closes at 12:00 PM Results posted after 7:00 PM

9 Signing off on ballots Posted tonight on the glass doors of Koldus 126 Taken down 5:00 PM tomorrow No signature means no appeals

10 General Campaigning rules Materials –Register at –Flyers must be no larger than 8.5”x11” –Must obtain permission to post in buildings

11 General Campaigning rules Materials Dorms –Must have RHA or Corps Staff permission –Do not put anything in mailboxes

12 Materials Dorms Buildings –NO: MSC, Rudder, classrooms, Rec, Koldus –Must obtain permission to post in buildings General Campaigning rules

13 Materials Dorms Buildings At locations: –No off-campus –No writing on sidewalks –No more than 4 campaign staff per location –No live animals –No food or drink General Campaigning rules

14 Materials Dorms Buildings At locations Internet –Not regulated – s to >=5 must contain the EC footer –Evidence found online is acceptable General Campaigning rules

15 Materials Dorms Buildings At locations Internet Endorsements –Turn paperwork into Koldus lockbox A4 General Campaigning rules

16 Materials Dorms Buildings At locations Internet Endorsements Donations –No financial donations allowed –Special Access General Campaigning rules

17 Modified campaigning Locations: –The H 2 O Fountain –Fish Pond –Harrington Plaza –The Zone at Kyle Field Must promote the vote

18 Expense Reports Due: Thursday at 5:00 PM in Koldus Lockbox A4 Null Expenditure FMV Limits: Senate: $200 –Co-candidates: $200+ $50(additional candidates) Freshman Class President: $400 Fines are drawn from the expenses

19 Voting Who can vote for you? How do they vote? –Vote.tamu.edu Ballots are randomized

20 Violations and Appeals Election.tamu.edu –Report a Violation Within 72 hours Assessed within 24 hours Audited budgets: within 24 hours

21 Results No sooner than 7:00 PM on last day of voting On election.tamu.edu Certified results will be posted after Chief Justice Cooper approves them

22 Questions? election.tamu.edu


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