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Regulations for Elections of Student Representative on Study Program Committes

Passed with Rectoral Decree n. 209 of 7 September 2009

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Art. 1

1. These regulations are applied to elections of student representatives for Bachelor, Master of Science and Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Programs: Bachelor/Master of Science/Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Program Committees.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Art. 2

1. Degree Program student representative elections are called annually by the Rector, with the appropriate Decree that fixes its date. This Decree must be published by the official University Register at least fifteen days before the date of elections.
2. Two representatives are elected for each Program class group. In addition, the following representatives are elected: - 4 (four) student representatives for each Bachelor or Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Study Program Committee; - 2 (two) student representatives each Master of Science Study Program Committee.

Art. 3

1. Eligible voters for class representative elections include all Bachelor, Master of Science and Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Program students effectively and properly enrolled at Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi" in a regular study Program year, at the date fixed by the Rectoral Decree that calls for the elections.
2. Each voter in student representative elections for Bachelor, Master of Science and Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Study Program Committees votes for the election of 2 (two) class representatives for their respective class group.
3. Eligible candidates for class representative elections include students enrolled in a regular Program year for their respective class group, who do not have disciplinary sanctions in progress at the time of the candidate nomination.
4. Effective and proper enrollment must occur by the date fixed by the Rectoral Decree that calls for the elections and in any case by the date of candidate nomination. Enrollment is considered effective and proper in accordance with this provision after students are enrolled in the first year of a two-year student Program, even if they are enrolled with reserve. If a Bachelor Program is not completed within the prescribed times, article 17 of these regulations will apply.
5. For elections of student representatives on the Study Program Committee, eligible candidates and eligible voters include only class representatives.

Art. 4

1. To implement the provisions of these Regulations, a Central Electoral Office has been created, with Rectoral Decree, at Unitvesità Bocconi, comprised of:
a. one Full Professor;
b. two officials from university Administration.
2. The Central Electoral Office will do the following:
coordinate and ensure the free process of the electoral campaign and the subsequent free process of voting operations, attending to deciding any claims proposed during the electoral operations by the voters and the polling station members; provide copies of the lists of competing candidates registered at the aforementioned Office to voting students; find and supply spaces to affix posters, distributing them in equal measure; organize the electoral method; indicate actions that could entail the application of disciplinary sanctions.

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND THE ELECTION PROCESS

Art. 5

1. All students that meet the requirements laid out in article 3 can nominate themselves for the elections described in article 1. Nominations if they are not expressly withdrawn function both for class representative elections and for degree Program elections.
2. Candidates are not derived from voting lists, but are presented individually and by
nomination.

Art. 6

1. The nomination of individual candidates occurs through online communication, according to the appropriate procedures.

Art. 7

1. For class representative elections each student can vote for a maximum of two candidates; the vote is valid even if only one candidate is selected.
2. For degree Program representative elections:
a. For Bachelor and Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Programs, each class representative can vote for a maximum of two candidates; selection of only one candidate is admitted.
b. For Master of Science Programs, each class representative can vote for one candidate.

Art. 8

1. In order to exercise the right to vote and to ensure voting freedom and secrecy, one or more polling stations, with Rectoral Decree, at Università Bocconi in the premises dedicated to polling stations, which will be different for the first and second rounds of voting.
2. Each polling station is comprised of:
a) two employees of university Administration that assume the functions of President, Vice President, Polling Station Secretary and members;
b) up to five students selected by the President of the Student Representative Council.

Art. 9

1. Before the beginning of the electoral operations, the polling station members, as stated in article 8, will meet to verify the availability of the necessary features to exercise the right to vote.
2. It is the task of the polling station President to ensure the presence of the necessary
equipment to make sure voting occurs freely and secretly.

Art. 10

1. Electoral operations for the election of class representatives will take place using the appropriate online procedures.
2. Electoral operations for the election of Study Program Committee representatives will take place using paper ballots.

Art. 11

1. The electoral system will stay open and accessible on the days and at the times fixed by the Rectoral Decree for the two successive elections.

Art. 12

1. Any form of electoral propaganda is forbidden during election days.
2. At the time electoral operations are closed, voters who are still present on the premises of the polling stations can exercise their right to vote.

COUNTING THE VOTES

Art. 13

1. Counting of the votes will begin after the closing of the elections and will be carried out by the members of the polling station. For elections of class representatives, votes This document is a translation of the official text in Italian, for legal purposes refer the Italian version 4 that select more candidates than allowed will not be considered valid. Votes for candidates expressed by selecting from boxes that are not compatible (including the selection of boxes corresponding to more than the maximum number of candidates possible, etc.) will also be annulled. Blank ballots are permissible.

Art. 14

1. Electoral operations and the counting of votes are public.
2. When these operations for the election of Study Program Committee representatives are concluded, the President of the polling station will publicly announce the election results and communicate the results to the Central Electoral Office.

Art. 15

1. The Rector will subsequently proclaim results of the first (class representatives) and second (Study Program Committee representatives) elections, with appropriate Decree, with a bill at the official University Register.

ELECTION MANDATE

Art. 16

1. The mandate of elected students will cease with the nomination of new elected students in the subsequent mandate.
2. Any student elected for a mandate can be re-elected, as long as they meet the conditions laid out in article 3.

Art. 17

1. The first runner-up will automatically succeed the elected student in the following cases: one of the candidates declared elected steps down, forfeits his/her capacity of Milan Università Bocconi student, changes Program or receives a disciplinary sanction; completion of Bachelor, Master of Science or Combined Bachelor and Master of Science degree; forfeiture of capacity of representative following two consecutive absences from meetings of the bodies to which he/she was elected. This possibility of forfeiture will be applied upon indication to the Student Administration Office by the office of the body involved.

2. If there are no candidates available who received votes, the elected position will remain vacant.

FINAL PROVISIONS

Art. 18

1. Appeal of the results proclaimed according to article 16 can be submitted within 10 days of their proclamation to the Central Electoral Office, which will decide within the 10 days subsequent. Further appeals of the decision can be submitted to the Faculty Council within 30 days. The Faculty Council will decide definitively within the subsequent 120 days. 2. The above-mentioned decisions will be published with billposting at the official University Register.

Art. 19

1. For anything that is not laid out in these Regulations, provisions relating to city and province elections will apply when compatible.
2. In case of a tie in the elections, the younger student will be favored.

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