Election Codes

Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives Election Codes (May 2019)

Article I. Nature of Election Codes

These Election Codes shall serve as the operating rules and regulations for all elections of student government at Kalamazoo College, including the Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives (KCCSR).

Article II. Candidacy

To be an eligible candidate for an elected student government position on KCCSR, an individual shall be required to:

A. Be a currently enrolled student in “good standing” with the college.
B. Submit a complete and accurate candidate application before the publicized deadline for the election cycle.
C. Submit a compliance statement agreeing to adhere to these election codes.

Article III.  Polling

A. All students enrolled at Kalamazoo College during the term of an election shall be able to cast a ballot in student government elections.
B. Polls shall be open for at least12 hours on the advertised day of the election.
C. There shall be no campaigning inside Hicks Student Center during polling hours.

Article IV.  Campaigns

A. Campaigns should be run in a positive manner – i.e. campaign for a candidate, not against others.
B. Candidates are eligible for reimbursement of up to $25.00 in campaign related expenses.  To be eligible for reimbursement, candidates must submit proper paperwork, including original, itemized receipts for all qualified purchases, no later than 5 business days after the election.  All purchases must meet college purchase guidelines; any questions about this process should be directed to Student Development before purchase is made.
C. All flyers, promotions, and postings must follow established posting and soliciting guidelines of the college.

Article V. Voting and Results

A. All votes will be cast on-line through the college’s software.
B. The results of each election will be shared via Hornet Hive within twelve hours of the polls closing.