Elections shall be held on 28th April 2011, Thursday, during our regular Debate Meeting, 7pm-9pm.

All candidates need to do the following:

Submit a candidate statement by 11 59 pm on Saturday, 23rd April 2011 to me at tasni23s. Candidate statements should not be more than a page and it should say why you are running for that position, what makes you a good candidate for that position and are some of the things you wish to achieve for the Society as a Board member. Throw in a picture if you like. I will make it a pdf and put it up on the Ella site by 12pm on Sunday for all voters to take a look.

Be present during elections on the 28th of April. You shall not give any speeches but each candidate will take 5 questions from the floor before voting begins.

These are some basic rules:

Dedicated board members not running for a board position shall administer elections (count votes). If no such person is found, we shall appoint someone outside the Society to do this for us.
Candidates must be members in good standing as per rules of the Constitution and as deemed appropriate by the current Board members.
We encourage people who shall be running for Secretary to be rising juniors or of classes below that.

You must love debate.

This is how we will conduct elections:

We shall have position-wise priority voting. The candidates for Presidency shall be voted for first and all voters shall give points to their candidates according to priority (Example- if Mary, Anne and Jane ran for Presidency then you would give your top choice a 3, your second choice a 2 and your third choice a 1).
Then the votes will be counted and the President announced. Candidates who were not elected may then run for the next position of Secretary. And so on.

Here are all the Executive Board positions open for elections:

1. President
2. Treasurer
3. Tournament Director
4. Novice Coordinator
5. Campus Liaison
6. Secretary

The outlines of the positions are given below:

1. President: Represents at APDA, to the MHC administration and college community.
Plans for the academic year (Timeline Mistress for fundraisers, tournaments, etc.)
Works to hire (and coordinate with) a Debate Coach/Instructor
Works to maintain the website and other modes of communication
Makes ultimate decisions about selecting participants at debate tournaments
* Initiates and carries through action plans which work to develop the Debate Society

2. Treasurer: Authorizes all monetary transactions with the SGA
Records all monetary transactions
Trains to be a Treasurer (REQUIREMNT)
Drafts and Submits requests for Funding (Contingency/Special)
* Handles the money side of the Debate Society

3. Tournament Director: Handles team registration for debate tournaments
Books fleet vehicles for debate tournaments
Plans trips (in minute detail) to debate tournaments
Secures a fleet driver or other mode of transport if necessary
* Makes sure debaters can attend tournaments

4. Novice Coordinator: Holds weekly trainings for ALL members of the club
Trains all novice members in debating
Prepares plans for practice for novice members
Conducts extra practice sessions (if necessary) before tournaments
* Helps all debaters in debating and makes sure help is available to anyone who needs it

5. Campus Liaison: Publicizes fundraisers, activities conducted by the Society
Maintains a rapport with debaters/debate alums of other colleges
Works to establish a connection with MHC debate alumna
Votes for MHC Debate at APDA elections
Informs herself about everything going on in the APDA circuit
* Is friendly and approachable

6. Secretary: Records all decisions and meetings of the E-Board (meeting minutes)
Is sent records of every e-mail sent by E-Board members on behalf of the Society
Maintains communication between all E-Board members
* Ensures smooth operation of the administration

ALL Board members:

Attend weekly board meetings (usually a 1 hour dinner as decided upon by the Board)

Work together to conduct fund-raising events successfully

Act as representatives of the members of the Society in the decision-making process

Have equal voting powers on the Board (as debaters we usually resolve contradictory ideas through constructive argumentation)

Have equal responsibilities for activities collectively decided.