Criteria and Instructions for Proxy Voting: Excerpt from the Constitution of the SECCL: Article 7.3: Proxy Voting A. A member is considered to be incapable of attending a General Assembly if any of the following situations applies on the day of the Assembly: i. Contractual obligations to Champlain College Lennoxville prevent them from being able to attend; ii. The member is on leave as prescribed in the Collective Agreement currently in force for faculty, including but not limited to: parental leave, leave for professional development, leave for professional activities, leave for the purpose of holding public office. iii. The member is on sick leave as a result of an illness or accident that renders them unable to perform the usual duties associated with their position at the College. iv. The member has an absence approved by the College. B. Any member contemplated in Article 7.3a may assign their voting right, valid for a period of one General Assembly, to another member of their choosing. It shall be the responsibility of the member assigning the proxy to complete the proxy voting form and ensure that it is received by the Secretary of the SECCL no later than the calling to order of the Assembly for which a proxy has been assigned. C. A proxyholder shall not be permitted to exercise more than one (1) proxy in any given Assembly. D. Proxies shall be excluded for the purpose of establishing quorum for a General Assembly. E. It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary to inform the chair if any proxies have been received. The chair shall then have the responsibility of ensuring that proxies are counted during votes.