The purpose of the Student Alliance Bylaws is to clearly define the terms initially set forth within
the SA Constitution. Such a document, drafted to serve as a more concise framework for the internal
management of SA, presents an efficient method of meeting the daily complexities of such an organization.
It will act as the precise guideline by which SA shall conduct its general business.
ARTICLE I - Student Assembly
Elected positions available by popular vote of the Jacksonville University Student Body are the two
executive officers: President, and Executive Vice President, and 31 Student Assembly member
The Executive Vice President shall act as the Elections commissioner unless he or she is a
candidate in the elections. At such time, the President shall appoint an Assembly Member in good
standing, who is not participating in the election, to be the Elections Commissioner, with Student
Assembly approval. The Elections Commissioner shall:
Ensure that the directives of this Article are fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner.
Supervise all election procedures, tally votes, and announce election results.
iii) Be responsible for establishing, scheduling, and staffing polling places, attempting to offer
opportunity to vote to a maximum number of students. Polling places must be decided in
advance, and a list must be submitted concerning the location and schedule of polling places
to the student news media and advertised about campus. Polling places must be open for at
least six (6) hours on each day of voting.
iv) Be responsible for developing an election manual, which should include spring and fall
election procedures, voting eligibility, campaigning rules and regulations, and campaigning
violations including consequences for such acts. He or she shall be at liberty to decide details
of election proceedings not covered in the Constitution and these Bylaws, and shall distribute
information about the election rules and procedures, polling places and times, violations
thereof, candidate eligibility and other relevant information to all candidates at the time of
application. This manual must be submitted to the Student Assembly for approval at least
before elections take place.
Act as chair of an elections committee, who shall serve and assist at the direction of the
Elections Commissioner in the fulfillment of duties.
vi) Appoint an
, if need exists, for the purpose of patrolling and observing
campaigning during elections and reporting its findings to the Elections Commissioner.
Members of the Elections Committee and poll staff:
Shall be appointed by the Elections Commissioner
May not be a candidate in the election. Thus, an elected or appointed member of SA is
eligible to act with the Elections Committee provided he or she is not participating in the