25
Jul
09

in which I make a prediction

A reminder: Alex and I are blogging in Vancouver’s 2009 Blogathon. Our charity, The Canadian Mental Health Association, can use all the help it can get. Pledge today!

There are a number of things that are going on with the administration of elections at UBC. Code and Policy, which apparently was not given enough to do with Committee Reform, was tasked with taking a deep look at the electoral section of Code. I should note that that means a review of about 1/4 of the entire Code.

One of the things that has come out of this is the unofficial AMS wiki, which CPG is looking to make more official. However, at the moment, I’m administrating it. Apparently, it is not within AMS design guidelines to have the WikiFlower through the hole in the logo, so if anyone has any good ideas for the logo, please let me know. More on the Wiki later.

Anyway, the consultation page is here.

As you can see, there are a number of topics that are going to be adjudicated on, and it would be nice to have some feedback. However, I do feel that I can, with some degree of confidence, predict that the next AMS Executive elections will be fought under a slate system.

A straw poll was held at the Code and Policies open committee meeting, and the margin was 9-3 in favour of getting rid of the slate ban. It should be noted that the Chair has some reservations about repealing the ban. However, given what I have seen, and the mood on council, I would bet that the general opposition to slates has faded away in the AMS.

Most of all, I think that we already have slates, which manage to bring forward all the acrimony of a slated system, without any of the orginazational, public information, or operations attributes that the slates brought with them.

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