This online version is for convenience; the official version of this policy is housed in the University Secretariat. In case of discrepancy between the online version and the official version held by the Secretariat, the official version shall prevail.
Approving Authority: Board of Governors
Original Approval Date: February 23, 2022
Date of Most Recent Review/Revision: February 23, 2022
Administrative Responsibility: University Secretariat Office
1.1 Run-Off Election: a second vote run in order to determine a winner, in the case of a tie in the initial vote.
1.2 By-Election: An election held to fill a Board seat that has become vacant prior to the next scheduled election.
2.1 As per Policy 14.3, the University Secretariat Office will run elections for Administrative Staff Representatives to the Laurier Board of Governors
3.1 The University Secretariat Office will release a Call for Nominations online and via email to all Administrative Staff, typically one-week in advance of the nominations deadline.
3.1.1. The University Secretariat Office will specify in the Call for Nominations the Employee Group/Executive Leadership Team member’s portfolio from which Administrative Staff members are ineligible to run based on Policy 14.3.
3.2 Interested candidates, or those interested in nominating a candidate, are to fill out the nominations form issued by the University Secretariat Office.
3.2.1. All candidates must be nominated by two Administrative Staff members other than the candidate themselves.
3.2.2. Nominators are to inform the potential candidate of their nomination to ensure that they are interested in standing for election and serving on the Board of Governors.
3.2.3. Candidates will be asked to submit a brief statement outlining their interest and qualifications for the position which will be provided during the voting period to voters.
3.3. The University Secretariat Office will provide confirmation that the candidate’s nomination information has been received via email to the nominee and nominators.
4.1 If only one Administrative Staff member stands for election when nominations close, they will be acclaimed to the position and no election will be required.
4.2 Voting will be conducted through an electronic platform, and all Administrative Staff will be eligible to vote.
4.3 Campaigning will not be permitted during the voting period; any candidate(s) shown to be campaigning will be disqualified.
4.4 Voting will typically remain open for at least a one-week period.
5.1 The University Secretariat Office will notify all candidates of the election results within 2 business days of the vote closing.
5.2 The University Secretariat Office will notify all Administrative Staff of the election results within one week after the vote closes.
5.3 In the case of a tie, a Run-Off Election between the candidates receiving an equal number of votes will be held.
5.4 Election results will be kept on file by the University Secretariat Office for three years.
6.1 Should an Administrative Staff seat on the Board of Governors be vacated before its term end, the University Secretariat Office in consultation with the Board Chair will decide the manner in which the vacancy is filled from the following options:
6.1.1. Fill the vacancy for the remainder of that term with the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes from the most recent election (noting the restrictions laid out in Section 4.02 of Policy 14.3 Election of Administrative Staff to the Board of Governors)
6.1.2. Hold a by-election to fill the vacancy.
6.1.3. Continue with the vacancy until the next election/term start.
7.1 A By-Election will be held utilizing the same procedures as a regular election.
7.2 A By-Election will be held as needed to fill an Administrative Staff vacancy on the Board. The successful candidate will carry out the remainder of the term vacated rather than starting a new 3-year term.
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