The Fall 2014 elections are for the legislative branch of the Graduate Student Government. This branch is comprised of Senators representing all academic departments. Meetings are usually held every Tuesday at 11 am and generally last an hour to an hour and a half. These meetings are the minimal commitment, but there are many opportunities to get more involved!
Historically, the Senate elections are not very competitive, so please do not let that prevent you from applying! To be considered as a candidate for Senator, you must complete page 3 of the Graduate Elections packet or use the online application--in addition to pages 4-6 of the Graduate Elections packet (if applicable)--and submit these by Friday, August 29th at 4pm in the SGA Office. To be clear, using a printed packed is optional (in lieu of just the online application) unless your campaign includes any of the following:
- An official organization sponsorship
- A speaking engagement
- Campaign workers
IMPORTANT: If you use the online application, you should see a message and receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your entry. If you do not get one, the entry has not been registered; please try again. Also be sure to return pages 4-6, if necessary, to the SGA Office by Friday, August 29th at 4pm. Should you experience further technical difficulties, please submit a paper form or contact the Elections Director.
The SGA Office is located in the Student Center Commons across from Subway.
The Graduate Student Government Elections Code is available below. Read the entire document and be familiar with it.
For elections violations, contact the Elections Director for an Elections Violation Form.
Any inquires, concerns, or comments about the election process and procedures may be directed to the Elections Director, Giang Nguyen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck in the upcoming elections for Graduate Student Government!
ELECTIONS SCHEDULE: Applications Due by Friday, August 29th at 4pm in SGA Office for Fall 2014
Monday, August 18 – Application Packets Available
Friday, August 29 – 4:00 PM: Elections applications due online and/or in the SGA office
Tuesday, September 2 – 12:00 PM: Candidates announced; campaigning begins
Friday, September 5 – 12:00 PM: Voting polls open
Monday, September 8 – 4:00 PM: Voting polls close
Monday, September 8 – 7:00 PM: Election results announced
Tuesday, September 9 – 11:00 AM: New Senators sworn in