Financial Disclosure Form
In accordance with Article 11 of the SGA Bylaws, all candidates for SGA offices must file a weekly Financial Disclosure form from the beginning of the campaigning period until two class days after the validation of the election results. See below for details.
Article 11 – Campaign Finance
Section 1 – Expenditures
A. Candidates for campus-based positions shall not make expenditures totaling more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).
B. Candidates for the President position shall not make expenditures totaling more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
C. Party expenditures cannot exceed the total of the individual campaigns of its members.
Section 2 – Financial Disclosure
A. Each candidate for office is required to keep accurate and up-to-date records of all campaign receipts and expenditures.
B. Each candidate’s financial records shall display the name and monetary amount of each expenditure. Donated items shall be reported at market value and will be included toward the totals.
C. The Election Commission shall require each candidate to file a weekly Financial Disclosure Statement from the beginning of the campaigning period until two class days after the validation of the election results. The candidates may file their financial records after their purchased service to ensure records are filed the week after the purchased services are completed.
D. These reports shall be public record after a 24hour review period. Candidates must sign their reports and certify that they are accurate and complete.
E. No candidate or authorized agent shall knowingly falsify any entry on a Financial Disclosure Statement or in the candidate’s financial records associated with the campaign.
F. Candidates sharing benefits of joint receipts or expenditures shall declare them in the appropriate portions of the Financial Disclosure Statement. Each candidate jointly benefiting from receipts or expenditures shall claim an equal share.
G. Any non-Georgia State University organization or entity that is politically affiliated, is strictly prohibited from contributing financially or with in-kind services to any candidate’s or party’s campaign.