The Student Government Association Constitution sets forth specific election procedures and guidelines that determine how the election process runs. Article VI., Section 1 of the Constitution describes the candidate qualifications.
Election Commission Applications
The Election Commission exists to supervise and regulate the SGA elections in accordance with the SGA Constitution. Commissioners receive a monthly stipend for their work to promote and supervise SGA elections.
Apply online to be considered for a position. Applications are due by October 17, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
|Tentative 2015 Election Events|
|Monday, January 12||Candidate Applications &
Campaign Guidelines Available
|Thursday, February 5||Information Session on Running for Election
|Wednesday, February 19||Information Session on Running for Election
|Monday, February 23||SGA Candidate Applications Due||In OrgSync|
|Candidates must attend one of the following sessions.|
|Wednesday, March 11||Orientation Session at 12 p.m.||UC 480|
|Thursday, March 12||Orientation Session at 7 p.m.||UC 480/485|
|March 23–April 12||Campaigning Dates|
|Thursday, March 26||Meet the Candidates Debate I at 7 p.m.||Speaker’s Auditorium|
|TBA||Meet the Candidates Debate II with RHA||TBA|
|Monday, April 6||Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Begins at 12:01 a.m.!
|April 6 – 10||Election Commission Polling Stations||TBA|
|Tuesday, April 7||Campaign Rally
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
|Sunday, April 12||Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Ends at 11:59 p.m.
|Monday, April 13||SGA Election Results
Announced at 12:30 p.m.
|President||Serves as the official representative of the student body in university matters|
|Executive Vice President||Serves as the President of the Senate, votes in cases of a tie in the senate, and serves as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|*Please note that the President and Executive Vice President applications are the same, as the SGA President and Executive Vice President must run as a pair in the elections and fill out one application together.|
|Vice President for Academic Affairs||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Budget and Finance||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Budget and Finance Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Public Relations||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Public Relations Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Student Life||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Student Life Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Student Services||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Student Services Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
- College of Arts and Sciences (14)
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (2)
- College of Education (4)
- Institute of Public Health (2)
- School of Nursing and Health Professions (2)
- J. Mack Robinson College of Business (8)
- College of Law (2)
For elections information, issues, or concerns, please contact the Student Government Office at 404-413-1600.
There are four Election Commission Seats and one Election Commission Chair.