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CEDA Winter Ballot

The winter ballot is now available online at:

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Sunday, December 29.

CEDA membership is required to vote.

The ballot includes election of officers (2nd VP, 1st VP, Topic Committee, Executive Secretary, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and several regional reps) and three amendments (regarding JV eligibility and diversity in judge placement).

Let me know if you have trouble accessing the ballot.


CEDA's NCA Meeting / Amendments

CEDA's business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 24, 8:00am-9:15am (Park Tower 8226 - Lobby Level).

There are 6 amendments for consideration. They can be found online at:

If you cannot attend the business meeting, but want to vote by proxy, the form can be found online at:

Amendments must receive a majority vote at the business meeting in order to go to the full membership for a vote.

2013 - 2014 Resolution Announcement

2013 – 2014 Resolution Announcement

77 schools voted. The winning resolution is #7.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the war powers authority of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas: targeted killing; indefinite detention; offensive cyber operations; or introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.

The final vote was 51-26 (resolution #2). A full breakdown of voting follows.

Initial first-place votes:

Resolution Vote Reminder

Just a quick reminder: ballots are due by midnight (central) tomorrow, July 17.
Vote online at:

If you are receiving this email, your account should be authorized to vote.
If you need someone else to get access to the ballot, just let me know. We can get a new account made quickly.

The winning resolution will be announced on Friday, July 19.


2013-2014 Resolution Ballot

The ballot is now available. Ballots are due by midnight (central), Wednesday, July 17. The ballot can be accessed at:

Only member schools are eligible to vote (2012-2013 membership year).

2013-2014 Controversy Announcement

82 schools voted. The winning controversy area is War Powers. For those interested, here is a breakdown of the votes.

Initial first-place votes

Arm Sales: 9
Definitions: 21
Democracy: 1
IPR: 4
War Powers: 31
Treaties: 13
Poverty: 3

The first-place vote for Democracy was transferred and produced the following new totals:

Arm Sales: 9
Definitions: 22
IPR: 4
War Powers: 31
Treaties: 13
Poverty: 3

2013-2014 Controversy Vote Reminder

Just a reminder. Ballots are due by midnight tonight (May 12). You can find the ballot at:

You will need an account on the main CEDA site (not the forums). And, your account needs to be authorized to vote. Please do not wait until late tonight only to find out that there is a problem. I can correct the problem quickly.

Controversy Ballot Available

The 2013-2014 Controversy ballot is now available. Ballots are due by midnight (central), Sunday, May 12.
The ballot is below and also available online at:
Only CEDA member schools (2012-2013) are eligible to vote.
If you have trouble accessing the ballot, double-check that you are logged in. A few people are inadvertently logged out. Logging in again always seems to fix the problem. If you have trouble with the site, please email me.

Topic Committee Election Results

Thanks to everyone who agreed to stand for election and those schools that voted. 42 schools voted. A complete list follows. Congratulations to the following people who were elected.

Undergraduate: Jeff Min, Wake Forest
Graduate: William Mosley-Jensen, Georgia

List of Schools Voting

Topic Committee Ballot Reminder

Just a reminder: ballots for the topic committee (grad and undergrad positions) are due no later than midnight tonight.
The ballot is online at:

If you voted early, and if you voted for Colin McElhinny for the undergrad position, please submit a new ballot. The newest ballot will be the one that is counted.

The original information is below.



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