NSC Election

NSC Election Chairperson and Committee

  1. Elections shall be coordinated by the NSC Election chairperson.
  2. NSC Election chairperson shall be appointed by the NSC Executive Board by the fifth week of Winter Quarter.
  3. NSC Election chairperson may establish an Election Committee, consisting of four committee members.
  4. Election procedures shall comply with RIT SG and NSC regulations.
  5. Election procedures and timeline shall be reviewed and approved by the NSC Administrative Advisor.
  6. NSC Election chairperson and committee members shall not be current members of NSC.
  7. NSC Election chairperson and committee members shall not run for any NSC position.
  8. Any unresolved disputes between the Election committee and candidates shall be referred to the NSC Administrative Advisor.
  9. NSC Election Chairperson shall be responsible for facilitating the election process for the following positions:
  • NSC President
  • NSC Vice-President
  • NTID Senator**
  • Cross-Registered Senator**

Note: The election chairperson shall assist in securing candidates for the senator positions. The process will then be overseen by the Student Government Election Committee.

  1. The Election Committee has discretion in coordinating the election and must maintain constant correspondence with the NSC President.
  2. At least one member of the election committee is required to attend NSA meetings during the nomination and campaigning period.


Eligibility for NSC Candidates

  1. Anyone is eligible to run for any elected office provided they have the following qualifications:
  1. Is a full time NTID or Cross-Registered student.
  2. Is in good academic standing according to RIT Student Government and has no disciplinary or academic probation.
  3. Have actively participated in the RIT/NTID community through collegiate organizations, clubs, and/or committees for at least two (2) academic quarters.
  4. Shall be present and be committed for at least two (2) quarters of the academic year he/she is in office.
  5. Has successfully completed or is completing his/her second year as an enrolled student at NTID/RIT.
  1. Anyone is eligible to run for any vacant non-elected office provided they have the following qualifications:
  1. Is a full time NTID or Cross-Registered student
  2. Is in good academic standing according to RIT Student Government and has no disciplinary or academic probation.

History of NSC Election Committee

This section requires expansion.
Year Chairperson Committee
2008-2009 David Spiecker no committee members
2009-2010 Dae-Kun Kim Rhoxanne Cajuelan &
2010-2011 Lisa Meyer no committee members
2011-2012 Abubakar Ali (replaced by Jacqueline Mamorsky)
2012-2013 Rogan Shannon
2013-2014 Bradley Calloway no committee members
2014-2015 Rhyshem Bagley no committee members

Nominations

According to the NSC Student Body By-Laws, it states

  1. Nomination deadlines will be made by the NTID Election Committee and approved by the NSC Administrative Advisor.
  2. Updates of the nomination lists are to be sent to the NTID Election Chairperson after every NSA meeting.
  3. The NSC Administrative Advisor will conduct a check on all eligible candidates of their cumulative grade per average (GPA) and of any judicial status before the petition deadlines as decided by the NTID Election Committee.
  4. Candidates shall have presented a petition signed by at least fifty (50) NTID and fifty (50) cross-registered students.
  5. The petition period shall extend from the time and deadline set by the NTID Election Committee.
  6. Candidates shall submit the petition to the NTID Election Committee for primary approval, and sent to the NSC Administrative Advisor for secondary approval.
  7. Election Committee is to determine whether students are eligible for the office with the aid of the NSC Administrative Advisor.
  8. All nominees shall complete all of the nomination requirements (including petition forms and certification forms) in order to be a candidate.
  9. Prior to the debate and presentation portion of the election, the NSC Administrative Advisor shall approve of all the nominations.
  10. Candidates for President and Vice President must run on one ticket.
  11. Potential candidates who have not submitted the petition prior to the set deadline may join the race by means of a write-in.
  12. The NTID Election Committee shall decide whether the write-in candidates meets eligibility requirements as stated in Article VII, Section 2, A, with the aid of the NSC Administrative Advisor and the final approval by the NSC Executive Board.

Campaigns

  1. Candidates who have passed all the eligibility requirements with approval from the NSC Executive Board and NSC Administrative Advisor shall have the right to campaign.
  2. Candidates shall not campaign in a form that violates the integrity of NSC or the NTID community.
  3. Words of profane or offensive nature shall not be tolerated.
  4. Logos indicating support from a particular organization of any kind on display shall not be tolerated.
  5. The NTID Election Committee shall have discretion on permissible forms of displays.
  6. Write-in candidates shall be permitted to display posters, distribute handouts, or campaign for themselves but shall not be permitted to participate in either the debate or the presentation and shall comply with the aforementioned rules.
  7. Plagiarism of any form is strictly prohibited and shall result in the disqualification of participating candidates.
  8. Any form of campaigning must comply with the Student Government Election.


Financing and Advertising

Committee's campaigning policy.

  1. Campaigns shall be solely funded by the NSC campaign funds provided to each running party.
  2. Violation of Campaign Rules may warrant exclusion from the ballot, with discretion by the NTID Election Committee and with final approval by the NSC Executive Board and NSC Administrative Advisor.

Debate

Election Procedure

  1. Student Government will decide the voting dates and the Election Committee will work within the Student Government election timeline.
  2. The voting procedure is facilitated by the Student Government on their website and any concerns regarding voting shall be addressed by the Student Government Vice President and his/her Election Committee.
  3. Student Government is responsible for the official announcement of the election results.
  4. The NTID Election Committee shall coordinate and organize the presentation and debate timeline for the NSC candidates.
  5. The NTID Election Committee shall organize and administer the Oath to the newly elected President and Vice President. It must occur between the sixth and ninth weeks of Spring Quarter.

Voter Demographics

Pre-Student Development Center Era: Quarter System

Year NSC Elected Candidates Total of Students' Vote Student Population

(Without ASL-English Interpretation students)

Percent of the

Students Voted

Percent of the

Students Didn't Vote

2005-2006 S. Gordon / H. Buchanan 390 1,140 34% 66%


Post-Student Development Center Era: Quarter System

Year NSC Elected Candidates Total of Students' Vote Student Population

(Without ASL-English Interpretation students)

Percent of the

Students Voted

Percent of the

Students Didn't Vote

2006-2007 M. Sanchez / D. Spiecker 1,118
2007-2008 N. Kolash / D. Baughman 1,213
2008-2009 G. Pollock / A. Wu 329 1,315 25% 75%
2009-2010 N. Mendez / J. Flakes 398 1,336 30% 70%
2010-2011 G. Cristina / J. Cho 460 1,374 33% 67%
2011-2012 C. Burton / R. Harris 388 1,387 28% 72%
2012-2013 A. Evans / D. Hinkle 313 1,362 23% 77%


Post-Student Development Center Era: Semester System

Year NSC Elected Candidates Total of Students' Vote Student Population Percent of the

Students Voted

Percent of the

Students Didn't Vote

2013-2014 A. Van Hook / A. Trujillo-Mendez 341
2014-2015 K. Banks / A. Friedman 325
2015-2016 K. Bernhardt / S. Williamson 258


Added 'Abstain' As An Vote Option Era

Year NSC Elected Candidates Total of Students' Vote Student Population Percent of the

Students Voted

Percent of the

Students Didn't Vote

2016-2017 F. Ulerio-Nunez / R. Zuchegno 464
2017-2018

Newly Elected NSC Officers

  1. Newly elected officers shall begin their terms once they have taken their oath at the Oath Ceremony.
  2. The Oath Ceremony shall take place during the NSC Banquet or during the NSC Awards Ceremony.
  3. The current and pending Executive Boards may share the NSC office for the remainder of the academic year.
  4. The NSC budget shall remain under the authority of the current Financial Director until the termination of the fiscal year (July 1st).
  5. The newly elected President and Vice President shall begin appointing Directors of Student Affairs, Communications, Programming, and Finance for the following academic year as well as the Executive Assistant. Appointments shall be approved by NSA prior to the second week of fall quarter of the following school year.
  1. Executive Board shall appoint non-elected officers by unanimous consent.

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