Student Government discusses election bylaws


Michaela Ramm/Iowa State Daily

Speaker of the Senate Ben Crawford prepares for the Student Government Senate meeting Wednesday in the Memorial Union.

Zach Clemens

Student Government discussed a resolution to amend the bylaws that govern elections on campus.

Student Government would change the bylaws to make them work more efficiently. These changes would allow the elections in the spring semester to run more smoothly.

The amendment would change the number of members on the election committee. The change would be from the current number of 10 members to no less than eight but no more than 12.

The election commissioner would now be responsible for all investigations into violations of election laws as well as gathering evidence and presenting a case.

The vice election commissioner, who previously had that responsibility, would now have the duty of all marketing and promotion of the campus elections. This would go beyond working with the public relations committee and would include compiling budgets for all expenses.

Student Government also read a resolution to make the Campustown constituency into an off-campus sub-constituency.

“This is a big policy change,” said Sen. Danielle Nygard.

This would allow a student interested in Student Government who lives in Campustown to still serve, but the student would be part of the United Residents of Off-Campus.