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Elections

About

Elections allow every student to play a role in choosing the leadership of the Student Government Association. Class Officers are elected during the fall semester. The Student Body President and Vice-President are elected during the spring semester. Election rules and procedures are the constitutional responsibility of the Chief Justice, who is tasked with ensuring a fair and impartial election for all candidates.

Student Body Elections

Student Body Elections are held near the end of each spring semester. Specific election information, including candidate profiles, will be provided on this page and SGA’s social media as available.

Spring 2021 Student Body Election Dates

  • Application Open: TBD
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Candidate Orientation: TBD
  • Election Day: TBD
  • Announcement of Results: TBD
  • Inauguration: TBD

 

Class Officer Elections

Class Officer Elections are held in late September. Specific election information including candidate profiles will be provided on this page and SGA’s social media as available.

Fall 2020 Class Officer Election Dates

  • Application Open: Summer 2020
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 11th, 5 pm
  • Candidate Orientation: Monday, September 14th, 7 pm
  • Election Week: Monday, September 21st – Wednesday, September 23rd
  • Class Officer Mixer: Tuesday, September 22nd, 7 pm
  • Election Day: Wednesday, September 23rd, 12 am-5 pm
  • Announcement of Results: Wednesday, September 23rd, 6 pm
  • Inauguration: Monday, September 28th, 7 pm

 

Election Rules and Procedures

Election rules and procedures are the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commissioner, assisted by the Election Committee. The election rules and procedures document are available above for each election, but are subject to change. The election rules for each election will be final as of the end of the Candidate Orientation for that election.

Election Committee

The Election Committee consists of the Chief Justice, Student Body President, Student Body Vice-President, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the pro tempore of the Senate. The Committee serves as an advisory board to the Election Commissioner in revising and updating the Election Rules. As the impartial, unbiased party, the Election Commissioner has full authority over any rule change decisions, though he or she may defer to a vote or delegate power in another way.

Election Board

The Election Board consists of the Election Commissioner and four undergraduate students who do not currently have another position within SGA. The Election Board is tasked with implementing and enforcing the Election Rules. Members of the Election Board are nominated by the Election Commissioner and confirmed by the Election Committee.

If you are interested in serving on the Election Board or have any additional questions re: elections, please contact Evan Kluth, the Election Commissioner.