Whereas the current procedure for electing senators and members of the Senate Executive Committee is based on a Plurality-at-Large procedure; and
Whereas the Plurality-at-Large procedure is generally recognized as being inferior to other means of conducting multi-seat elections; and
Whereas the Committee on Faculty Service depends on a well-differentiated rank-ordered list of election results to fill election seats and vacancies as they occur:
Therefore be it resolved, that:
The Senate understands the Bylaws as permitting alternative methods of balloting and counting; and
The Senate authorizes the Committee on Faculty Service to conduct elections using a election method other than Plurality-at-Large; and
The Senate urges the Committee on Administration and Budget to propose a revision to the Bylaws that endorses flexibility in the ballot and counting procedures that will promote democratic results.