Northwest College

ASNWC Constitution / By-Laws

Article V - Membership Vacancies

Section A. President

Should the President of the Student Senate resign from Office, withdraw from NWC or otherwise become ineligible, according to the prerequisites herein, and there is sufficient time in the year to fill the position, the position will be filled as follows:

  1. Remaining delegates, with the Vice President receiving preference, will be eligible for nominations. If all delegates decline nomination for the position, the Presidential Office will be filled as follows:
    1. If more than two (2) months are remaining in the academic year, a special election of the ASNWC will be held.
    2. If two (2) months or fewer are remaining in the academic year, applications will be taken from the ASNWC. At a designated meeting, all applicants must be present to be questioned by the Senate. The remaining Senate members will then vote via secret ballot.
Section B. Other Executive Officers

Should the Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations/Historian or Activities Board Chair vacate their positions or be used to fill other Offices, the vacated positions will be filled by presidential appointment from the remaining delegates. If all delegates decline appointment, applications will be taken from the ASNWC. At a designated meeting, all applicants will be present to be interviewed by the Senate. The remaining Senate members will then vote via secret ballot.

Section C. Sophomore, Freshman and Non-Traditional Age Representatives

Should one sophomore, freshman or non-traditional age representative vacate his or her position, the Senate will take applications from the ASNWC and then select a replacement by following the steps stated in Section B. The Senate will also follow these guidelines if a position is not filled in the regular spring election.

Section D. Multiple Vacancies

Should two (2) or more Senate positions be vacated simultaneously, with more than two (2) months remaining in the academic year, the ASNWC President will call for a special election within three (3) weeks from the time positions were vacated. If the Presidential Office is one that is vacated, first complete steps stated in Section A.