Elections

Elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) 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.

Student Government Association Candidate Applications
The SGA of Georgia State University convenes an election every year to determine a new SGA body that will serve the students of Georgia State University.

Candidates must meet Student Leader Requirements as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and follow the Campaign Guidelines. Applications for all positions may be found in the Student Government Elections portal of OrgSync. Applications are due by February 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Tentative 2015 Election Events
Thursday, January 15 SGA Senate Confirms Election Commission UC 480/485
Monday, February 2 Candidate Applications &
Campaign Guidelines Available
In OrgSync
Thursday, February 5 Information Session on Running for Election
5 p.m.
UC 460
Wednesday, February 18 Information Session on Running for Election
6 p.m.
UC 485
Monday, February 23 SGA Candidate Applications Due In OrgSync
Candidates must attend one of the following sessions.
Wednesday, March 11 Orientation Session at 7 p.m. UC 485
Thursday, March 12 Orientation Session at 12 p.m. Speaker’s Auditorium
Thursday, March 12 Public Speaking Workshop for Candidates 1:30 pm Speaker’s Auditorium
March 23–April 12 Campaigning Dates
Thursday, March 26 Meet the Candidates Debate I at 7:15 p.m. Speaker’s Auditorium
Thursday, April 2 Meet the Candidates Debate II at 7:15 p.m. with Residence Hall Association (RHA) Commons Meeting Room
Monday, April 6 Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Begins at 12:01 a.m.!
In OrgSync
April 6 – 10 Election Commission Polling Stations TBA
Tuesday, April 7 Campaign Rally
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
TBA
Sunday, April 12 Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Ends at 11:59 p.m.
In OrgSync
Monday, April 13 SGA Election Results
Announced at 12:30 p.m.
Library Plaza

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

Senators are voting members of the senate and make up the legislative branch of Student Government Association. Senators serve on various Student Government Association Committees chaired by the Vice Presidents. Senators represent the following colleges at Georgia State University:

  • College of Arts and Sciences (14)
  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (2)
  • College of Education (4)
  • School 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.

The Election Commission exists to supervise and regulate the SGA elections in accordance with the SGA Constitution.
There are four Election Commission Seats and one Election Commission Chair.

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