Fall 2019 Referendum

Bylaws:

Article IV of the AUS General Electoral Bylaws (most recently revised on February 7, 2018) governs referenda. The complete article can be found below. If you have questions that cannot be explained by the bylaws, please contact Elections AUS at elections.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

Article IV: Referenda

4.1 Any fee imposed by a referendum shall be brought to subsequent referenda per its stipulated term limit for cyclical review.

4.2 Referenda may be initiated by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of Council or by a petition signed by at least one hundred and fifty (150) members of the Society and filed with Elections AUS a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to polling.

4.3 In the case of a Council-initiated question, Council must ratify the wording of the question in both official languages of the AUS a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to polling. Approved fee-related questions must also be forwarded to the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning).

4.4 In the case of a petition-based question, the petition must include the wording of the question in both official languages of the AUS. Signatures shall be valid only if accompanied by a corresponding name, student identification number, degree (B.A. or B.A. & Sc.), and program year.

4.5 Council may form a “Yes” or “No” committee in any referendum through a regular motion of Council. A chairperson for the committee shall be appointed in the same motion.

4.6 Members of the Society may form a “Yes” or “No” committee provided a petition is signed by fifty (50) members of the Society. Signatures shall be valid only if accompanied by a corresponding name, student identification number, degree (B.A. or B.A. & Sc.), and program year. The petition shall be signed by the committee’s designated chairperson and submitted to Elections AUS no later than two (2) days before the beginning of the campaign period.

4.7 Only one (1) “Yes” committee and one (1) “No” committee for each referendum question will be allowed to exist.

4.8 Referendum periods shall be announced to the members of the Society through the elections listserv at least three (3) working days prior to the opening of the campaign period.

Dates :

Cut off times for all dates are 5:00pm unless otherwise specified

Activity

Date

ListServ Announcement

Monday 7 October 2019 and Monday 21 October 2019

Referendum Question Due (Initiated by Council or Members)

Friday, 25 October 2019

Referendum Committee Signatures

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Verification of Campaign Materials

Friday, 8 November 2019

Campaign Period

Monday, 11 November 2019 to Friday, 15 November 2019

Polling Period

Monday, 18 November 2019 to Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Results Announced

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 @ 17h