Monday, March 1, 2004

Who says constitutional drafting need be humourless?

I only wish I had had a hand in drafting this gem for our new Middle Combination Room (college graduate society) constitution and electoral procedures:

“10. 21 In the case of a tied result for a position, the tied candidates should meet to discuss the result and see if they can come to a mutually satisfactory agreement. If the candidates cannot reach an agreement, the candidates have the option of breaking the tie by a coin toss or by asking to rerun the elections for that position. If a coin toss is held, it will occur on the South East lawn of the Front Court of Trinity Hall as soon as reasonably possible. All candidates in the coin toss will be attired in formal clothes and academic dress.”

Ah Cambridge, when no tradition exists, just invent it.

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