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CEDA Topic/Amendment Ballot

The ballot is now available. 2011-2012 CEDA member schools may vote. You must have an account at the main CEDA site AND have that account coded to vote. I can authorize multiple accounts to vote to insure that your school does vote. But, please do not wait until the 18th to figure out if you can vote. The ballot is available at:

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Wednesday, July 18. The winning topic will be announced on Friday, July 20.

Controversy announcement

73 schools voted. A total of 72 ballots were counted (1 ballot did not list a first place vote). The winning controversy area is Energy Policy. A detailed breakdown is below.

Please remember that the vote for the student rep is due in one week. The deadline is Monday, May 21 at midnight (central).

The topic rotation amendment passes 45-28.


Initial total of first-place votes:

Voting reminder

Just a reminder: The topic controversy ballot is due by midnight tonight (central).

Vote online at:

You'll need to be logged in at the main CEDA site AND have an account that has been enabled for voting.

Let me know if you have trouble accessing the ballot.


Student Rep for Topic Committee

The ballot for the student rep to the topic committee is now available.
You can find the ballot at:

Ballots are due by Monday, May 21 at midnight (central).

The result will be announced on Tuesday, May 22.

Your account on the main CEDA site needs to authorized to vote in order to access the ballot. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing the ballot.


May Ballot Now Available

The ballot is now open. It can be accessed at:

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Sunday, May 13.


Below is the final list of CEDA Sweepstakes Award winners.
If you need your award shipped to you (sweepstakes or any of the other awards), please email me the full shipping address.
I will get those shipped out next week.


National Top 10

1. Liberty
2. Northwestern
3. Oklahoma
4. US Military Academy
6. Florida
7. Michigan
8. Vanderbilt
9. George Mason
10. Binghamton

East Central

1. Wayne State
2. Michigan State
3. John Carroll

Mid America

March News

A few important items prior to report prior to CEDA Nationals:

1. CEDA points. Please take a few minutes to confirm that your points at debateresults. You can check them easily here:
Any errors must be reported to me by Monday, March 19.

Voting reminder

Just a quick reminder: The ballot is due by midnight tonight.

You must be a current member (2011-2012) in order to vote.

Login and vote online at:


CEDA Business - December 2011

A few items to report:

Several officers and two amendments are up for a vote. All ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, January 10. Schools must be current CEDA members in order to vote. A current membership list is provided. The ballot is available at

CEDA Business Meeting

The CEDA business meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at 8:00am in Balcony J - Fourth Floor, New Orleans Marriott.

There are three amendments for consideration. Amendments must win a majority at the meeting to be sent to the membership for a vote.

If you cannot attend the meeting, a proxy form is available. The form can be given to anyone in attendance or sent via email to Jeff Jarman (


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