Whereas the Senate Bylaws require that elections be held by "secret written ballot"; and
Whereas the term "written" is ambiguous as to whether electronic ballots are permitted; and
Whereas secure electronic voting can fill the intended function of a secret written ballot;
Therefore be it resolved, that;
The Senate understands the Bylaws as permitting secure electronic votes as a form of secret written ballots; and
The Senate authorizes the Committee on Faculty Service to conduct elections electronically; and
The Senate urges the Committee on Administration and Budget to propose a revision to the Bylaws amending "secret written ballot" so that electronic voting is unambiguously permitted.