LISTING AND CLASSIFYING A VIOLATION
- Has a mandatory penalty of a fine not exceeding $75
- The violation must have been unintentional and corrected within twenty-four hours of receiving written notice from the EAC, and the provision violated must have been violated less than four times
- All violations not punished as minor or severe violations are major violations, and have a mandatory penalty of a monetary fine not less than $75
- May also result in disqualification, at the discretion of the Judicial Committee
- Violate any applicable law, whether federal, state, or local
- Intentionally deceive any voter in recording that voter’s vote by providing incorrect or misleading information or by providing faulty election equipment
- Tamper or alter any official election material or ballot without authorization
- Use any menace, force, threat or unlawful means to hinder or deter any voter from voting, or obtain a vote for or against any candidate or ballot measure
- Directly or indirectly offer any bribe, reward, or anything of value to a voter in exchange for the voter not voting, or in exchange for the voter’s vote for or against any candidate or ballot measure
FILING A VIOLATION
Types of Violations
Violations can be filed by anyone who believes a candidate, ticket, ballot measure affiliate, or affiliate of a candidate/ticket violated something in the EPP. Violations can be minor, major, or severe. A severe violation means automatic disqualification as well as a fine no less than $75. A violation is classified as minor if it is unintentional, is corrected within 24 hours of notice from the EAC Chair and happens no more than four times. It also involves a fine no more than $75. Any violation not considered minor or severe is classified as major and has a mandatory penalty of no less than $75 and can result in disqualification.
Filing a Violation
To file a violation one can go to vote.asuw.org and print off a violations form to be signed in the presence of the Assistant Director of Student Activities in the SAO office located in HUB 232. A violations form can also be obtained in from the Assistant Director.
Complaint Hearing Date
If a violation is filed against you or you file a complaint, a hearing will be held Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 5:00 PM by the Judicial Committee where the complainant and the respondent have the opportunity to make opening statements, call witnesses, and explain their side of the allegation. Either a judgment or a dismissal will be made by the Judicial Committee, which will be presented by a committee member to the Board of Directors. The complainant and respondent will have the opportunity to make a statement to the Board before they make a decision.
Exact time and location of the complain hearings TBD