Message about university elections

May 13, 2015

Interim President Coltrane and Senate President Kyr sent the following email to faculty and staff regarding a need to reset this year's university elections:

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, elections for the University Senate, university standing committees, and the Officers of Administration Council began on Friday, May 8. Unfortunately, we have discovered technological issues that could compromise the results.

We are currently identifying and correcting the problem. After reprogramming the system, we will re-start the voting process on Monday, May 25, 2015. The new deadline to vote in the election will now be Monday, June 8, 2015. All of the ballots cast up to this point will be discarded, and anyone who has already voted will need to cast a new ballot.

The university values its elected representative bodies. This representation and the election process is a crucial element of effective shared governance. We are taking this step to ensure the integrity of the election process and will publish full results when voting is concluded.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Again, the elections will re-start on Monday, May 25, 2015. Please, log into Duckweb to cast your ballot between May 25 and June 8, 2015. Thank you for your participation in this important process and thank you for your service to the university.


Scott Coltrane
Interim President, University of Oregon

Rob Kyr
Senate President