Motion to amend the constitution to allow induction of honorary JCR members via referendum
This JCR notes that:
Currently honorary members can only be inducted via a vote in a JCR meeting.
This is laid out in the Constitution of Univ JCR in Article II, VI.
JCR meetings traditionally follow a set schedule, running fortnightly mostly for the first two terms, and extraordinary meetings aim to be minimised in the interest of time.
This JCR believes that:
Commonly honorary membership is bestowed to sportspeople to allow them to compete on Univ teams.
This is often done in circumstances that render it a time sensitive occurrence (e.g., in advance of an important game).
With the improved voting methods now available, virtual referendums can be run anonymously, securely and quicker than in person referendums.
Making honorary members able to be inducted by referendum would mean that it could be done without requiring a full meeting to be called, thereby saving time for students.
This JCR resolves to:
Amend the constitution to allow honorary members to be inducted by referendum, which can be run remotely using a voting system agreed with the Returning Officer.