The positions of President and Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association are elected annually by the Student Body in a process called the Direct Election. To run in the Direct Election for one of these positions, please review the governing rules prescribed in the Direct Elections Manual. All candidates shall adhere to this Manual. Forms, deadlines, and other pertinent information can be found below. Contact Elections Chair Casey Waskiewicz at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
As per the Student Government Association Bylaws;
1. A candidate for President must:
Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and be in good academic standing, throughout the campaign period, as defined by the Undergraduate Student Handbook;
Complete an Intent to Run form as prescribed by the Direct Elections Manual;
Attend the Candidates Briefing with one campaign worker as prescribed by the Direction Election Manual, unless excused by the Elections Committee;
2. Any candidate for office is required to have spent a minimum number of weeks on the roster respective to the position for which they intend to run, prior to their nomination, not including intersessions or time spent on the inactive roster.
Candidates for President must have been on one or more Association rosters for a total of twenty-five weeks;
Candidates for Executive Vice President must have had Senatorial status for twenty-five weeks;
Each eligible individual must complete and submit an Intent to Run Form to be nominated.
Additionally, eligible individuals must run on a Slate consisting of one President and one Executive Vice President. The individuals of a Slate must together complete and submit a Slate Declaration Form.
Both the Intent to Run and Slate Declaration Forms must be submitted to the Chair by Monday, February 18th by midnight to qualify for nomination. All forms will be verified by Elections Committee.
Any materials for submission to the Elections Chair may be turned in to the SGA Office in 332 CSC or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 18th - Intent to Run and Slate Declaration Forms due to Elections Chair by 11:59pm
Monday, February 25th during and after Senate - Nominations Senate and Candidates Briefing
Monday, April 1st - Campaign period begins
Voting Period will begin on April 7th at midnight and go until April 11th at midnight, with a possible extension lasting until April 16th
Monday, April 15 - Results will be announced in Senate, seeing that no extension is required