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IFSP guides on the formation of local electoral commissions

Local commissions will organize the electoral process for the rector and directors-general

  • Published: Thursday 06 August 2020, 16:00 am
  • Last updated on Thursday, 13 August 2020, 16h03

In a meeting held on August 4, the Superior Council (Consup (Superior Council)) sparked the electoral process of consultation with the internal community to choose the president and the general directors of the campuses for the term of 2021 to 2025.

Local commissions

Each campus will have a specific local commission to coordinate the consultation process for the position of director general. The Electoral Commission of each campus will consist of nine members, three from each segment of the academic community, and their respective alternates. In order to guide and clarify possible doubts about the process of forming local commissions, the Rectorate publishes a document with information about the process. Read below:

General guidelines for the formation of local IFSP electoral commissions

The electoral processes for choosing the rector and the general directors of campuses, for terms from 2021 to 2025, were triggered at the meeting of the Superior Council of 4 August. Immediately the first phase of these processes begins, as recommended by Decree nº 6.986 / 09, that is, the formation of Local Electoral Commissions.

Each Local Electoral Commission must be formed with parity between the teaching, student and administrative segments, with three full representatives and three alternate representatives for each segment.

The directors-general are in charge of supervising the processes for choosing the components of the Local Electoral Commissions, and must present a report on the final composition, as well as on the strategies for disseminating the processes in the three segments.

The selection processes can be carried out by elections, acclamations, or, in the absence of more interested than the number of vacancies, also by ratification with the pairs of volunteers, and finally, by direct indication of the director-general. It is emphasized that this indication should be the last alternative, after other methods have not been effective to complete the commissions.

Extensive disclosure of the processes, as well as their procedure, is very important.

Some restrictions for the components of the Local Electoral Commissions must be complied with, due to legal determinations or common sense reasons, since these Commissions must, in addition to organizing local consultations, including debates, also judge in the first instance resources that are passed on to them. Detailing these restrictions:

  • The components of the teaching and technical-administrative segments must be effective servants, on active duty, regardless of the question of probationary internship. In this way, they are excluded from the possibility of being members of the substitute teaching commissions and outsourced staff.
  • For civil servants, they must be in office on campus or in the Rectory, and it is not necessary that they are assigned to the campus to which they claim to be part of the Local Election Commission.
  • The student components must be over 16 years old, considering the date of August 4, 2020 as the last day to complete that age. They must also be regularly enrolled students, either in face-to-face or distance learning courses. In short, they must be able to vote in their campus elections.
  • The members cannot be members of the Consup (Superior Council), be they members or alternates. Extras on reserve lists will be able to participate in the commissions, but will not be able to accept nomination for the Consup (Superior Council) without separating from the Commissions on which they are.
  • The components must not be relatives or spouses of eventual candidates (the restriction valid for relatives up to the third degree is understood, which excludes the entire line of ancestry or direct descent, plus brothers and nephews).
  • The components cannot show, ostensibly, appreciation or disdain for candidates, they cannot be engaged in campaigns, be electoral cables or active supporters of candidates. The mere mention of the vote does not immediately exclude the component of the Commissions, but the ostensible declaration or acts that constitute partiality in the actions and evaluations of the Commission will cause replacement of the component, after evaluation of the case by the Central Electoral Commission.

Any cases not covered in these instructions, but which bring doubts to the composition of the Local Electoral Commissions, should be sent to the e-mail , under the care of Fernando Klauk, of the IFSP Collegiate Secretariat. The cases will be immediately analyzed by the WG constituted after the Consup meeting (Superior Council) of August 4, and, in case of doubts about the proper orientation, they will be placed for analysis and deliberation of the Consup (Superior Council) or of opinion of the IFSP Legal Attorney.

In addition, we hope that all the electoral processes this year, in the IFSP, will continue to appear as a reference within the scope of the Federal Institutes, justifying all the appreciation that our internal community has for the democratic assumptions present in our specific legislation.

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