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The Omnibus Election Rules of 2013

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SECTION 10. Certification and public notice of the Commission's composition. During the first semester of each academic year, the Secretary shall post a roster of the Commissioners, including the members of the Administrative Group. Certification by the Chair of this list shall be deemed recognition of the Commissioners and members listed. Provided, the Commissioners and members who are appointed or who join later in the year may be recognized through amended rosters posted and certified in the same manner as aforementioned.

SECTION 1. Duties of the Commission's officers. The Electoral Commission shall have the following officers with the following duties:

- The Chairperson shall:

- Have full control and supervision over the Commission;

- Preside over all meetings of the Commission;

- Supervise the performance of the other officers of the functions given to them by this Constitution and the Commission;

- Create committees necessary for the effective performance of the Commission;

- Exercise such other powers inherent in his/her office and those necessary for the efficient and effective discharge of the functions of the Commission; and

- Represent the Commission in all external matters.

- The Vice-Chairperson shall:

- Assist the Chairperson in the performance of his/her duties;

- Preside over meetings of the Commission in the absence of the Chairperson;

- Succeed to the position of Chairperson in case of the latter’s permanent incapacity, resignation, disqualification or removal;

- Perform such other functions prescribed herein and those that be assigned to him/her by the Chairperson;

- Manage internal and logistics matters; and

- Be responsible for the election calendar.

- The Secretary shall:

- Keep a record of the proceedings of the Commission, and all petitions, documents, endorsements and papers submitted thereto;

- Certify all official acts of the Commission, together with the Chairperson;

- Post notices, including those regarding written endorsements, rules or decisions of the Commission on the Law Student Government and Electoral and Judicial Commission Bulletin Boards, and otherwise disseminate information to the student body, when necessary; and

- Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the Chairperson.

- The Treasurer shall:

- Have custody of the funds of the Commission;

- Authorize, together with the Chairperson, any disbursement of funds duly authorized by the Commission; and

- Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the Chairperson.

SECTION . Creation of ad hoc committees. The officers of the Electoral Commission may create ad hoc committees to ensure efficiency and equitable division of work. Commissioners who are not officers of the Electoral Commission shall be assigned to head such committees with members of the Administrative Group under their supervision.

SECTION . Absences. Electoral Commission officers and members must give advanced notice to the Chair or pertinent party if they are to be absent from general, committee, or other formal meetings. Unless otherwise approved by the Chair, only the following absences shall be deemed excused:

- Sickness

- Conflict with scheduled class, class requirement or court appearance

- Midterm or final exam during or up to one day before the meeting

RULE II

CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL BUSINESS

SECTION 1. Quorum. A majority of all the present Commissioners shall constitute a quorum to transact business and the affirmative vote of a majority of the Commissioners present and constituting a quorum shall be sufficient to pass any motion, affirm any resolution, or effectuate any other business: Provided, one of the Commissioners present is an officer: Provided, further, an Evening Representative may be excluded from the count to determine if a quorum has been met during meetings called during work hours.

SECTION 2. Amendments to these Omnibus Rules, suppletory rules, and the Electoral Commission’s internal rules and regulations must be supported by two-thirds (2/3) of all Commissioners present when the amendment is presented to a vote.

SECTION 3. No rule, amendment or decision of the Electoral Commission, except internal rules that do not affect outside parties, shall be valid and effective unless in writing, duly certified that it was adopted with the requisite number of votes, and posted on the Electoral Commission and Law School Government Bulletin Board. Decisions must be duly served upon all the parties concerned.

RULE III

IMPEACHMENT

SECTION 1. Filing of impeachment complaint. Any currently enrolled student may file an Impeachment Complaint against an incumbent Commissioner at any time during his/her term. Such a complaint shall be filed in writing with the Student Tribunal, and must allege and substantiate at least one (1) ground for impeachment provided in this section.

SECTION 2. Grounds for impeachment. The following shall be grounds for their impeachment:

- Gross neglector dereliction of official duties. Provided, absence in meetings may not be a ground without a prior written warning from the Chair. Provided, further, the member must have incurred at least two (2) unexcused absences from general, committee or other formal meetings;

- Participation in or rendering of any form of assistance to the campaign of any candidate or party;

- Manifest partiality for or against any candidate or party;

- Disclosure of confidential Electoral Commission deliberations or documents. Provided, the Chair or these Rules must explicitly declare such matters confidential,

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