Elections

Fall 2021 Student Association Elections

  1. Nominate yourself on Presence. Nominations open September 13th at 9:00 AM and close September 20th at 4:30 PM.
  2. Collect 50 signatures by September 20th at 4:30 PM.
  3. Attend campaign training the week of September 20th – September 24th.
  4. Campaign September 26th – October 3rd!
  5. VOTE via email October 5th.
  6. Final election results tentatively will be verified, announced, and winners notified on October 6th.
  7. Winners will be sworn in at a Virtual Senate Meeting on October 17th from 5-7 PM.

Below is an outline of how many signatures you will need depending on the seat you choose.

  • Group 1: 40 signatures required
    • At Large Seats (can be from any enrolled students)
    • The following academic seats (signatures MUST be from students in the corresponding school)…
      • College of Letters & Science
      • College of Engineering & Applied Science
      • Lubar School of Business
  • Group 2: 30 signatures required
    • Advocacy Seats (can be from any enrolled students)
    • First-Year & Transfer Senator Seats (can be from any enrolled students)
    • The following academic seats (signatures MUST be from students in the corresponding school)…
      • College of Nursing
      • College of Health Sciences
      • Peck School of the Arts
  • Group 3: 20 signatures required
    • The following academic seats (signatures MUST be from students in the corresponding school)…
      • Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
      • School of Information Sciences
      • School of Freshwater Sciences

To collect electronic signatures, a survey link will be provided to you upon completion of the Presence form. You can distribute the link to students to endorse you for the vacant position you intend to fill. Alternatively, you may download the signature sheet form below to collect signatures in person. As a reminder, all completed physical signature sheets must be submitted, in person, directly to the SAPS office no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, September 20th for verification.

Want to participate, but not run for an office? No worries! There are plenty of other ways to get involved. You could become a Program Rep, join the Oversight and Appeals Commission (the judicial branch) or the Independent Elections Commission (which ensures fair and equal elections), or you can sit on any number of SA Committees which handle Segregated Fees, the Green Fund, Student Organization funding allocation, the Food Pantry, or a myriad of other projects. Click on the links for more information!

Election Packet Documents:

Elections are coordinated by the Independent Elections Commission (IEC). For more information on the IEC, or to report a campaign violation, visit the IEC page.