On Monday 20 February, CUSU Council resolved to hold a referendum on adopting wholesale amendments to CUSU’s Constitution and Standing Orders. The Council delegated the timing and the selection of the referendum question to the Elections Committee.
The proposed amendments to the Constitution and Standing Orders are to strike both documents in full, and replace the Constitution with the text available here and the Standing Orders with the text available here.
The Elections Committee have decided to hold the referendum concurrently with the upcoming Lent 2017 elections. The referendum ballot will therefore open at 09:00 on 7 March, and close at 17:00 on 10 March.
The Elections Committee have decided that the referendum question will be:
“Do you approve the proposed changes to CUSU’s Constitution and Standing Orders?”
Rules governing the conduct of the referendum campaign have been agreed by the Elections Committee, and are available here.
As specified by the current Constitution, the referendum will require a simple majority with at least 10% of the electorate voting in favour in order to pass.
The CUSU Union Development Team, as the proposer of the motion bringing about the referendum, have been designated the official “yes” campaign. The Elections Committee have advertised to JCRs and MCRs, and will continue to seek for for a team of students to run the official “no” campaign.
Any enquiries concerning the referendum may be directed to the Elections Committee via firstname.lastname@example.org