More complaints

Numerous emails have been sent out with complaints. Gerald will be posting those filed by Ed Durgan, as well as the response of the election committee to those, but here is another email I received regarding more complaints.

The Elections Committee received six complaints from Ed Durgan on Saturday, February 7. The Committee has decided to dismiss all complaints. The rulings and the original complaint are included. This ruling is issued at 12:45PM, Monday February 8. An appeal can be made to the Clerk of Student Court by 12:45PM, Wednesday February 10.

The Elections Committee is attempting to respond to all complaints as quickly and as publicly as possible.

The Elections Committee received a complaint from Blake Frederick on Saturday, February 7. The Committee has decided to dismiss the complaint. This ruling is issued at 3:00 PM, Monday February 9. An appeal can be made to the Clerk of Student Court by 3:00 PM, Wednesday February 11.

It was alleged that a Facebook message was sent to members of a group online “KNO TO THE KNOLL” by the group’s administrator endorsing certain candidates, including Alex Monegro and Johannes Rebane. The complaint alleges that the two candidates worked as an apparent slate for mutual advantage because the group’s administrator, used the group to mutually advantage multiple candidates. The complainant mentions that the Elections Administrator stated that VFM candidates and AMS clubs were allowed to endorse candidates, but that a Facebook group does not constitute either of these entities.

Individuals and independent groups are allowed to endorse candidates without that constituting a slate. The elections committee feels that a group should be not be disallowed from endorsing candidates simply because they did not pay the VFM entry fee or because they are not an AMS club.

The Ubyssey paper is not an AMS Club, nor a VFM contestant and they have endorsed candidates. Furthermore, there are instances of other Facebook groups endorsing candidates; such as, the “Bring Back Arts County Fair” group.

Considering this information and the section of code pertaining to the allegation, the Elections Committee dismisses this complaint.

Note from Gerald: I didn’t want to retype and re-lay-out the aforementioned PDFs, so I just put them up for download. Here are the original complaints, and the Elections Committee response.


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  1. I tried to attend school with multiple disabilities. I currently have more than 20 doctors. When I tried to get help, I was told to produce letters from ALL of my doctors, some of which take 1 to 1 1/2 years to get the 10 minute appointment. I was given a weekend to accomplish this task. I repeatedly tried to talk with somebody, but they kept refusing to talk to me until I came up with all 20 letters. Then they gave me a weeks extension to do this. I couldnt, so I wound up having to quit after all, since I needed the doctors appointments too much to waste a precious once a year appointment on your rediculous duplicious letters/paperwork rather than on cancer care, kidney care, or impo9rtant time with other specialists that simply couldn't wait another year and a half to get treated. I kept trying to talk to somebody in the office about this, but they kept refusing to talk with me without the letters. This was just plain wrong. So I was forced to quit, rather than relinquish all medical care for another year and a half, after waiting for 5 years to finally get those appointments. So I was forced to choose between getting my health problems treated by a doctor, or go without medical care for another year and a half.Guess what? My cancer cant wait that long to be treated. So I wound up having to quit since I couldnt get the 20 extremely important letters for your bookeeping instead, and all the letters have to be within the past three months??? I would have saved my money if I had known that you are that cruel inhuman, for asking for things that are impossible to give you, and would probably cost me my health and my life just to give you. For your paperwork to be properly up to date. So instead, you just robbed me of my money. Big rippoff.This system is very strongly anti-disabled and I feel strongly discriminated against because they wouldnt talk with me at all about how this is an impossible assignment ( and I got a whole weekend to do it in!)

    Posted by Dani | August 20, 2009, 2:11 am
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