|Contact:||Richard Towne 277-8009 or
Carolyn Gonzales 277-5920
February 6, 2001
KUNM RADIO BOARD HOLDS ELECTIONS FOR FOUR SEATS
Candidate nominations accepted through February 13
The election for four elected community seats on the KUNM Radio Board have
begun and will run through March 21, 2001.According to the KUNM Radio Board
by-laws, the individual with the fifth-highest votes will be designated an "alternate."
The elected alternate will be seated if one of the four elected community representatives
is unable to complete his or her two-year term of office.
KUNM contributing listeners (members) will automatically receive ballots as
a membership benefit. Any contributing listener who has made a minimum of one
$20 contribution or more in the past two years will receive a ballot in the
mail. KUNM staff members (paid and volunteer) will also receive ballots.
According to the Election Guidelines, the election will be carried out by the
University of New Mexico's Office of the Provost, or its designee. For this
election, the Provost has enlisted the assistance of the Secretary of the University
for the nomination phase of the process. All questions regarding nominations
should be directed to the office of the University Secretary, 277-4664.
Candidates who wish to be considered for these open seats may nominate themselves
by submitting a one-page document with name, address, telephone number and a
50 to 75-word biographical sketch. Candidates must also provide a 50 to 75-word
statement of the reasons for wanting to serve on the Radio Board.
Candidates' biographies and statements will be published in "Zounds"
with the election ballot. This information will not be edited for content, but
will be restricted to a maximum of 75 words for each item. Only the first 75
words of a candidate's biography and the first 75 words of the candidate's statement
will be published. The same material will also be posted to KUNM's Internet
Nominations may be mailed or delivered to:
Secretary of the University
Scholes Hall, Room 101
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
The University Secretary will accept nominations now through 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 13. In order to be a valid nomination, all candidate information listed
above must be in the University Secretary's office by the deadline.
Interested parties may request the KUNM Radio Board Election information packet
from the University Secretary's office 277-4664. The packet contains election
guidelines, the UNM Regents "Policy on KUNM," the Regents' "By-Laws
of the KUNM Radio Board" and additional election-related material. This
information is also available on KUNM's website http://kunm.unm.edu.
Candidates will also be expected to participate in an on-air forum broadcast
live on KUNM on Thursday, March 1 from 7 - 9 pm. Individuals can call in to
the forum with questions or comments for the candidates' response. All ballots
must be returned no later than March 9, 2001.
UNM students, staff and faculty are not eligible to be candidates for this community election since their constituencies are represented on the Radio Board through appointments.
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