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SALTY Election Rules

In order to apply and run for a position on the SALTY Board, each candidate prepares a campaign post and an election speech. Make sure to read about the available positions. The current 2023 election cycle is in progress. Applications are due by April 5 and posts are due by April 16 and elections will take place on April 22, 2023.

Campaign Post Rules

  • Your post must be submitted to Rabbi Walden (rabbiwalden@shirhadash.org) and the SALTY President (saltypresident@shirhadash.org) by the election cycle deadline - April 16, 2023.
  • Your post will be available on this website and on Instagram (@sh.salty) in advance of Election Night.
  • Post must cover strictly what position you are running for, your ideas for the upcoming year, your qualifications for the role, and some background of who you are as a person and your relationship to Judaism.
  • Your post must be appropriate and should be visually appealing.
  • There can only be one version of your candidate post.
  • You are not allowed to post your materials on your own Instagram page: they are only to be posted on the SALTY Instagram (@sh.salty). Websites like Canva and BeFunky are great places to make your board position campaign post.
  • On said websites, they must be the size of an Instagram post (1080 pixel width, and 1080 pixels tall). 
  • The post can (and is recommended to be) an “introduction” of sorts to your campaign.

Election Speech Rules

  • Your speech must be written in advance and performed on Election Night
  • The speech should be from 2 to 3 minutes long and should be about these topics:
    • Introducing yourself
    • Ideas for next year/implementation
    • What separates you from the other candidates
    • There should be no “name calling”
    • Your speech should fixate on you and yourself ONLY.
  • You will work on your speech with one of the advisors (advisors are assigned and will contact you, depending on your position).
  • Your speech can be given from notes rather than a script but it does have to be approved by the advisors.
  • There will be time to caucus after each candidate and time for 3 questions of each candidate.

General Rules

  • Your campaign publicity will only take place through the SALTY instagram account (@sh.salty) and on the SALTY page on the CSH website.
  • This publicity is strictly to inform viewers of the candidates and their goals.
  • There is no publicizing on any personal social media.
  • There is absolutely no lobbying: if there are any signs of lobbying you will be disqualified.
  • All the pieces of your campaign need to be approved by Rabbi Walden or the youth group advisors Melinda Laponis and Matt Newton.
Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784