Ballot Measures

Reduce Number of ASUO Vice Presidents

Should the ASUO Constitution be amended to limit the ASUO Executive to one Vice-President?

Currently, the ASUO Executive can have up to two Vice-Presidents. This ballot measure’s purpose is to reduce the number of ASUO Vice Presidents from two to one.

A YES vote would amend the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

5.3       The President shall appoint either one or two member(s) of the ASUO to serve as Vice President. Such appointment need not be made through formal hiring and affirmative action process provided that the Vice President(s) has/have been publicly announced as the President's running mate(s) and included on the ballot as such. The President must name one person to perform the duties required of the Vice President by the Constitution. If the President decides to have two Vice-Presidents, the President must designate which appointee shall fulfill which Constitutional duties of the position of Vice-President, and which shall be first in the line of succession. Such designations must be made in writing, signed by the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, and submitted upon initial candidate filing with the ASUO Elections Board. Any nonelected Vice Presidents shall not be in the line of succession to the Presidency.

5.22     An The ASUO Vice President shall assume all duties pertaining to the office of the President in the President's absence and all other duties as delegated by the President.

5.23     An The ASUO Vice President shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Student Senate.

5.24     An The ASUO Vice President shall be responsible for appointing students to the Diversity Plan Committee and serve as the liaison between the committee and the ASUO Executive. The Diversity Plan Committee shall be comprised of 7 members as described in section D of the Clark Document. This committee will be responsible for shaping the diversity plan and assisting the ASUO in carrying out its mission.

5.25     An The ASUO Vice President will allocate the Major and Minor Equipment Fund for the ASUO Executive.

 

A NO vote would retain the current language of the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

5.3       The President shall appoint either one or two member(s) of the ASUO to serve as Vice President. Such appointment need not be made through formal hiring and affirmative action process provided that the Vice President(s) has/have been publicly announced as the President's running mate(s) and included on the ballot as such. The President must name one person to perform the duties required of the Vice President by the Constitution. If the President decides to have two Vice-Presidents, the President must designate which appointee shall fulfill which Constitutional duties of the position of Vice-President, and which shall be first in the line of succession. Such designations must be made in writing, signed by the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, and submitted upon initial candidate filing with the ASUO Elections Board. Any non-elected Vice Presidents shall not be in the line of succession to the Presidency.

5.22     An ASUO Vice President shall assume all duties pertaining to the office of the President in the President's absence and all other duties as delegated by the President.

5.23     An ASUO Vice President shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Student Senate.

5.24     An ASUO Vice President shall be responsible for appointing students to the Diversity Plan Committee and serve as the liaison between the committee and the ASUO Executive. The Diversity Plan Committee shall be comprised of 7 members as described in section D of the Clark Document. This committee will be responsible for shaping the diversity plan and assisting the ASUO in carrying out its mission.

5.25     An ASUO Vice President will allocate the Major and Minor Equipment Fund for the ASUO Executive.

 


Restructure Election Procedure for Multiple Position Seats

Should the ASUO Constitution be amended so that each seat up for election shall be numbered and elected separately?

Currently, candidates for multiple-position seats (e.g. Programs Finance Committee and Erb Memorial Union Board) are elected together with voters getting to vote for as many candidates as the number of seats are available. This ballot measure’s purpose is to elect each position separately. This measure also creates a numbering system for each of the multiple position seats.

 

A YES vote would amend the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

13.9     Each seat up for election shall be elected separately. Except as otherwise stated in this Constitution: one-year seats shall be the lowest-numbered seats, two-year seats elected in even-numbered years shall be even-numbered, and two-year seats elected in odd-numbered years shall be odd-numbered. If the election is for a multiple position seat, e.g., EMUB, ASPAC, ASUO Programs Finance Committee, Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee, Department Finance Committee or Student Senate, and more candidates than twice the number of seats available file or receive the required number of votes as write-ins, then twice the number of candidates than seats available shall go on to the general election ballot, based on the number of votes received. One-year and two-year seats shall be elected separately.

7.1       The ASUO Programs Finance Committee (PFC) shall be composed of nine (9) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, one (1) member elected as Finance Senator for a one year term, four (4) members elected at large for two year terms, Seats 1 and 3 two (2) of whom shall be elected in odd-numbered years, and Seats 2 and 4 two (2) of whom shall be elected in even-numbered years, one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term, and one (1) appointed by the ASUO Programs Council for a one year term. The Chair and Vice Chair shall be chosen from the members.

8.1       The Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee (ACFC) shall be composed of seven (7) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, two (2) members elected at large for a two year term, Seat 3 one (1) of whom shall be elected in odd numbered years, and Seat 2 one (1) of whom shall be elected in even numbered years, one (1) member elected at large for a one year term (Seat 1), and one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term. The ASUO Finance Coordinator will also serve on the Committee as a non-voting member. The Chair shall be chosen among the elected members in accordance with their by-laws.

9.1       The Erb Memorial Union Board (EMU Board) shall be composed of two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, one (1) member elected as Finance Senator for a one year term, four (4) members elected at large for two year terms (Seats 1 and 3 in odd-numbered years and Seats 2 and 4 in even-numbered years), and the remaining membership as defined in the EMU Governance Document. Members shall be elected pursuant to Sec. 13.12. The Chair shall be chosen among the members in accordance with their by-laws.

13.12   Two of four elected EMU Board members will be elected in odd numbered years. In odd numbered years the names of the four candidates receiving the most votes in the primary election will be placed on the ballot for the general election. Similarly, in even numbered years, two board members will be elected in the general election from among the four who received the most votes in the primary election. Each EMU Board member elected in this way shall serve a term of two years.

10.1     The Departmental Finance Committee (DFC) shall be composed of seven (7) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, two (2) members elected at large for a two year term, Seat 3 one (1) of whom shall be elected in odd-numbered years, and Seat 2 one (1) of whom shall be elected in even-numbered years, one (1) member elected at large for a one year term (Seat 1), and one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term. The ASUO Finance Coordinator will also serve on the Committee as a non-voting member. The Chair shall be chosen among the members in accordance with their by-laws.

 

A NO vote would retain the current language of the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

13.9     If the election is for a multiple position seat, e.g., EMUB, ASPAC, ASUO Programs Finance Committee, Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee, Department Finance Committee or Student Senate, and more candidates than twice the number of seats available file or receive the required number of votes as write-ins, then twice the number of candidates than seats available shall go on to the general election ballot, based on the number of votes received. One-year and two-year seats shall be elected separately.

7.1       The ASUO Programs Finance Committee shall be composed of nine (9) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, one (1) member elected as Finance Senator for a one year term, four (4) members elected at large for two year terms, two (2) of whom shall be elected in odd-numbered years, and two (2) of whom shall be elected in even-numbered years, one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term, and one (1) appointed by the ASUO Programs Council for a one year term. The Chair and Vice Chair shall be chosen from the members.

8.1       The Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee (ACFC) shall be composed of seven (7) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, two (2) members elected at large for a two year term, one (1) of whom shall be elected in odd numbered years, and one (1) of whom shall be elected in even numbered years, one (1) member elected at large for a one year term, and one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term. The ASUO Finance Coordinator will also serve on the Committee as a non-voting member. The Chair shall be chosen among the elected members in accordance with their by-laws.

9.1       The Erb Memorial Union Board shall be composed of two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, one (1) member elected as Finance Senator for a one year term, four (4) members elected at large for two year terms, and the remaining membership as defined in the EMU Governance Document. Members shall be elected pursuant to Sec. 13.12. The Chair shall be chosen among the members in accordance with their by-laws.

13.12   Two of four elected EMU Board members will be elected in odd numbered years. In odd numbered years the names of the four candidates receiving the most votes in the primary election will be placed on the ballot for the general election. Similarly, in even numbered years, two board members will be elected in the general election from among the four who received the most votes in the primary election. Each EMU Board member elected in this way shall serve a term of two years.

10.1     The Departmental Finance Committee (DFC) shall be composed of seven (7) members selected as follows: two (2) members elected as Finance Senators for two year terms, two (2) members elected at large for a two year term, one (1) of whom shall be elected in odd-numbered years, and one (1) of whom shall be elected in even-numbered years, one (1) member elected at large for a one year term, and one (1) member appointed by the ASUO President for a one year term. The ASUO Finance Coordinator will also serve on the Committee as a non-voting member. The Chair shall be chosen among the members in accordance with their by-laws.

 


Revise References to Clark Document as UO Policy

Should the ASUO Constitution be amended so that references to the Clark Document are replaced with references to University of Oregon Policy?

Newly created UO Policy 111.03.02 establishes the Associated Students of the University of Oregon as the body which requests the amount of the Incidental Fee, recommends uses of the proceeds of the Incidental Fee, and recommends the modification of the existing Incidental Fee. Prior to 2017, this authority was acknowledged in a document called the Clark Document.

This ballot measure’s purpose is to replace Constitutional references to the Clark Document with references to University of Oregon Policy.

 

A YES vote would amend the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

5.24     An ASUO Vice President shall be responsible for appointing students to the Diversity Plan Committee and serve as the liaison between the committee and the ASUO Executive. The Diversity Plan Committee shall be comprised of 7 members as described in University of Oregon Policysection D of the Clark Document. This committee will be responsible for shaping the diversity plan and assisting the ASUO in carrying out its mission.

12.5     The Committee shall be responsible for formulating and revising its bylaws in accordance with student building fee rules and regulations, University of Oregon Policysection the Clark Document, and the ASUO Constitution.

15.5.7  The proposed ballot measure must be consistent with University of Oregon Policysection the University of Oregon Clark Document.

 

A NO vote would retain the current language of the ASUO Constitution, as follows:

5.24     An ASUO Vice President shall be responsible for appointing students to the Diversity Plan Committee and serve as the liaison between the committee and the ASUO Executive. The Diversity Plan Committee shall be comprised of 7 members as described in section D of the Clark Document. This committee will be responsible for shaping the diversity plan and assisting the ASUO in carrying out its mission.

12.5     The Committee shall be responsible for formulating and revising its bylaws in accordance with student building fee rules and regulations, the Clark Document, and the ASUO Constitution.

15.5.7  The proposed ballot measure must be consistent with the University of Oregon Clark Document.

 


Climate Action Plan Advisory Measure

Should the University of Oregon commit to further measures to implement its Climate Action Plan in an effort to address its carbon emissions?

This non-binding measure would encourage the University to take further action regarding the University’s carbon emissions. In 2010, The University of Oregon Office of Sustainability developed a Climate Action Plan committing to being carbon neutral by 2050, but has taken no proactive steps to get there. This advisory ballot measure is a non-binding statement expressing student preference for further action taken to address the University’s carbon emissions. Further action includes, but is not limited to: the cessation of natural gas use to heat campus, carbon offsets for faculty travel, and setting annual goals and targets in an effort to mitigate the University’s carbon emissions.

 

A YES vote is a non-binding statement that the University of Oregon should commit to further measures to implement its Climate Action Plan in an effort to address its carbon emissions.

 

A NO vote is a non-binding statement that the University of Oregon should not commit to further measures to implement its Climate Action Plan in an effort to address its carbon emissions.