E-board Elections and Referendum - April 6th, 2006

665 people voted in this election. Write-ins that recieved less than 4% of the vote are not displayed.

Executive Board Elections

Candidates must win over 50% of the vote to win. If no candidate receives the majority of votes in the first election, there will be a run-off election of the top two candidates.

Write in candidates must obtain at least 5% of the vote in order to be elected.

To learn more about candidates, check out their candidate statements.

President: 525 voters

Charmel Maynard 0741% (214)
Richa Bhala 0727% (141)
Ashley Rose 0715% (77)
Bill Taylor 0911% (59)
Avi "T-Rex" Das 075% (27)

Vice President: 373 voters

Andrea Gyorody 0770% (260)
adykens0813% (47)
jatucker4% (15)

Secretary: 290 voters

jdelafuente0934% (98)
tfriedlander0913% (39)
mpewarski0810% (30)
mlariviere087% (19)
jgoldberg085% (15)
rsmascarenhas4% (12)

Treasurer: 344 voters

Samantha Siegal 0887% (300)

Judiciary Council Chair: 372 voters

John Ancona 0756% (209)
Kevin Nattinger 08*38% (140)

Constitutional Referendum

The following amendments to the constitution need a simple majority of the vote to pass. The old language has a strike through it and the new language is underlined.

Constitutional Amendment Accountability Amendment:


Any member of the Student Body may propose referenda for a question or amendment. Only two methods exist for bringing referenda before the Student Body.

A. Petition by the Student Body
1. Procedure:

Any member of the student body in good standing shall be allowed to bring any question or amendment to referendum once it is signed by at least 10% 15% of each class of the Student Body on campus during that academic semester. Before obtaining any signatures from the student body, they he/she must bring their his/her referendum to the Judiciary Council which will review its wording and strictly adhere to Constitutional policy of making non-binding suggestions within one week. The student must submit a statement, which explains the merits of the proposal, of no less than 600 words to be e-mailed to all students by the AAS secretary, and hold an advertised open meeting for the student body. The Judiciary Council will determine if the amendment/question has been sufficiently publicized.
: 528 voters

No, do not make these changes67% (355)
Yes, make these changes33% (173)

Comprehensive Senate Restructuring Amendment:


B. Composition

The Senate shall consist of the following elected representatives:

1. Eight (8) Six (6) Senators elected from each class.


B. Composition
The Five (5) Four (4) members of the Elections Committee shall be nominated by the Senate.

D. Elections Schedule

2. Spring Elections: the Executive Branch and the Judiciary Council Chair Committee positions shall be elected separately from all other positions on the first Tuesday of April. All campaigning and elections guidelines shall apply to candidates for all positions. All Senate and Judiciary Council positions shall be elected the third Tuesday of April.

E. Voting/Candidacy Rules and Eligibility

4. Spring Executive Branch, Judiciary Council, Judiciary Council Chair, and Class Committee elections are all-campus elections in which seniors may not vote. In Class Senator or Class Committee elections, candidates must be members of the class he/she is representing, and only members of that class are eligible to vote.

5. Candidates may stand for only one position in any individual election, unless a candidate is only running for Committee positions, in which case the candidate is eligible to run for up to four (4) Committee seats. In addition, if the candidate is running for an executive board position, the candidate may run for up to three (3) Committee seats, and is therefore eligible for up to a total of four (4) positions. The Elections Committee shall announce Committee meeting times to potential candidates and students may only run for a Committee seat if certain that he/she can attend the meeting times.

G. Election Outcome Rules and Procedures

2. Senate, and Judiciary Council, and Committee Elections.
a. The eight (8) six (6) candidates in each class receiving the most votes shall fill the eight (8) six (6) Class Senator seats.
b. The three (3) five (5) candidates receiving the most votes shall fill the three (3) five (5) Judiciary Council seats.
c. The four (4) candidates, two (2) female and two (2) male, receiving the most votes shall fill the four Disciplinary Committee seats.
d. The individual(s) receiving the most votes shall fill the respective Committee seat(s):
1. Dining Services: two (2) at-large members
2. Committee on Priorities and Resources: one (1) at-large member
3. Committee on Educational Policy: one (1) at-large member
4. Admissions and Financial Aid: one (1) at-large member
5. Library Committee: one (1) at-large member
6. Physical Education and Athletics: one (1) at-large member
7. IT Policy: one (1) at-large member
8. Residential Life: one (1) at-large member

e. If ties among candidates prevent seats from being filled in order, a second election shall be held to determine those seats.


B. Composition
The Judiciary Council shall consist of six (6) seven (7) members:

1 The Judiciary Council Chair.
2. Five (5) Six (6) Judiciary Council Members:
a. Two (2) One (1) Student Senators nominated from the Senate and elected by the Senate at the first meeting of the newly-elected Senate after spring elections. This member is a non-voting committee member. These Senators may not serve concurrently on any other committee of the Senate, except their class council and ad hoc committees.
b. Three (3) Five (5) members elected from the Student Body at-large who do not hold any other AAS office, to be elected in the main spring election.


A. Committees shall be filled by election from the Senate in the following order and with any accompanying guidelines:

1. Student Standing Committees
a. Judiciary Council (two (1) one (1) non-voting Senate member: may not sit on any other committee)
b. Budgetary Committee (eight (8) seven (7) Senate members)
c. Elections Committee (five (5) four (4) Senate members)
d. Dining Services Committee (five (5) one (1) Senate member(s), two (2) at-large members)

2. Faculty Committees
a. College Council (one (1) Senate member from each class)
b. Committee on Priorities and Resources (three (3) two (2) Senate members, one (1) at-large member for a two-year term)
c. Committee on Educational Policy (three (3) two (2) Senate members, one (1) at-large member for a two-year term)
d. Committee on Admission and Financial Aid (two (2) one (1) Senate member for the one-year term, one (1) at-large member for the two-year term)
e. Library Committee (two (2) one (1) Senate member, one (1) at-large member)
f. Committee on Discipline (two (2) male and two (2) female
f. Committee on Health and Safety (two (2) Senate members)
g. Committee on Physical Education and Athletics (two (2) one (1) Senate member, one (1) at-large member)
i. Information Technology Policy Committee (two (2) one (1) Senate member, one (1) at-large member)
j. Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (one (1) Senate member)

3. Trustee Committees
a. Advisory Committee on Trusteeship (two (2) Senate members)
b. Committee on Honorary Degrees (two (2) Juniors, one (1) Senior three (3) Senate members who are Seniors)
c. Advisory Committee on Student Life (two (2) from each class six (6) Senate members)

4. Administrative Committees
a. Space Allocation Committee (one (1) from each class, one (1) Executive Branch member)
b. Interdepartmental Student Fund Committee (one (1) member)
c. Residential Life Committee (one (1) Senior Senate member, one (1) Junior Senate member, one (1) other at-large member)
d. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee (one (1) Senate member)

5. Five College Committees

A. Five College Student Coordinating Board (one (1) Senate member)

B. Any Senator wishing to run for a committee position shall submit their his/her name to the Vice-President of the AAS, who shall conduct these committee elections. Those receiving the greatest number of votes shall be on the committees. In the case of a tie vote relevant to the outcome of the committee position elections, another vote shall be taken between those parties receiving the tie votes. Every Senator shall have as many votes as there are positions on any specific committee

C. The Dean of Students will hold a mandatory meeting for any Senators interested in joining the Disciplinary Committee prior to the meeting when committee elections will take place.

C. If any of the at-large positions are left vacant at the time of the Senate Committee elections, the Senate is authorized to elect Senate members to the available positions. If any of the at-large positions become vacant during the academic year, the Senate should solicit petitions from the student body as a whole and then conduct a vote within the Senate.
: 558 voters

No, do not make these changes70% (393)
Yes, make these changes30% (165)

Every student has the right to vote. If you have difficulty voting for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending e-mail to aas@amherst.edu so that we can correct any problems and ensure a fair election.