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Proposed Bylaw Amendment

The Student Board of Directors are proposing the following amendments to the Bylaws of the AMSA Student Membership. The changes reflect the desire to allow the Student Board of Directors to be representative of the entire membership and prevent one university or region to dominate Student Board positions. The changes as proposed are listed below highlighted in yellow.

These changes will be discussed during the Student Membership Business Meeting to take place during the virtual ICoMST/RMC. 

Student members will be able to review these changes and provide comments for 15 days, beginning on July 17, 2020. 
Questions and Comments can be sent to Rachel Adams, or to Blake Foraker, Student Board President. On August 1st, ballots will be sent via email to the AMSA Student Membership for voting. The ballot will close on August 30, 2020. The proposed changes would go into effect for the 2021 Student Board Election.

The Bylaws currently state under Section 4.2 Voting:
4.2.1.  Candidates for President Director will be listed on the voting ballot.
4.2.2.  All current AMSA student members may vote for one candidate each for President.
4.2.3   For the Director positions, each student will be able to vote once for the director running in their region and will not vote for a director outside of their region.
4.2.4 Each student will then be able to cast two votes for the at large position and not be able to vote for a candidate that they have already voted for in their region for a director position.
4.2.5.  The candidate receiving the most votes in for each position will be elected an AMSA Student Board Director.

Proposed Amendment Changes:

4.2.1.  Candidates for President Director will be listed on the voting ballot.
4.2.2.  All current AMSA student members may vote for one candidate each for President,.
4.2.3   For the Director positions, each student will be able to vote once for the director running in their region and will not vote for a director outside of their region.
4.2.4 After election of a Director from each region, a separate ballot of remaining candidates will be presented to members, and each member may vote for up to 2 At-Large Directors.
4.2.5.  The candidate receiving the most votes in for each position will be elected an AMSA Student Board Director
Addition:
4.2.6     A maximum of 3 students from the same school/university (from which they were elected) may serve on the Student Board in the same year, including President and Past-President

 

Click here to read the full Student Membership Bylaws

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