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Welcome to the Elections page!

 

Here, you can find any official information regarding the elections of the AUCSA Board of 2019-2020.

 

Every year around May, the AUCSA Board of the next year is elected by the General Assembly [“GA”]. This is an freely event accessible for all members of the AUCSA, and therefore any student at AUC. During the GA, all candidates may speech and answer questions from the members. A proposed board is presented by the Elections Commission, after which the voting procedure starts. The candidate with the most votes will fill the board position in the next academic year. This year’s GA is scheduled on the late afternoon of May 14th.

 

You can read testimonies of current board members below.

Here be election statements…

 

The candidates will be publicly announced in early May. You may then find their election statements here.

The election journey

 

This list provides a step-by-step guide on the process leading up to the Elections General Assembly.

 

  1. Attend the Elections info sessions during the lunch break on March 11th & 12th.
  2. Schedule a coffee date in between March 14th – March 25th  by mailing info@aucsa.nl. Make sure to specify which position you’re interested in, and which board member you would like to go on a date with (you can choose more than one). At the date, you can ask any questions you like.
  3. Apply officially: send in your motivation letter (max 1000 words) and CV to elections@aucsa.nl by March 29thIn your motivation letter, address the following topics:
      1. Why are you applying for the AUCSA Board?
      2. If you are applying for a specific position, why this one in particular, and what makes you the right person for it?
      3. What would being part of the AUCSA Board contribute to you personally?
      4. What is your vision for the AUCSA in five years?
  4. Come in for an interview with the Election Commission. Interviews are between April 1st – April 18th.
  5. Send your elections statement to elections@aucsa.nl by  April 28th.
  6. Participate in the debate between candidates on May 9th.
  7. Deliver your speech at the General Assembly on May 14th.

 

Any questions about this process? Please email info@aucsa.nl.

The Elections Commission

 

The 2019 Elections Commission [EC] is composed of one ex-AUCSA Board member (Berend Jansen) and two independent members (Didi Altena & Lizzy Da Rocha Bazilio). The EC is responsible for organizing the elections procedure of the new AUCSA Board of 2019-2020 up until the General Assembly [GA]. They review the incoming applications, conduct the interviews with the candidates, and ask specific questions during the Elections Debate. Based on all applications, interviews, and performances during the debate, as well as through their own expertise, the EC will propose a Board during the Elections GA. This proposed board consists of the candidates they deem best fit for the AUCSA Board of 2019-2020, both in terms of their individual skills and their perception on how they would work together.

 

Board of 2018-2019 involvement

 

The current AUCSA Board is solely involved with the promotion of the elections timeline and procedure. They do not have access to the motivation letters and have no influence on the interviews, debate and proposed board. You can find more information about the functioning of the EC or the current board in our Statutes & Policy Manual.

All important dates

 

11-12 March Attend info sessions

14-25 March Schedule coffee dates

29 March Application Deadline (apply early!)

1-18 April Come in for your Elections interview

28 April Elections statement deadline

9 May Elections debate

14 May Elections GA

7-9 June Transition weekend

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