Student Government Elections

Register

To hold an elected position in Student Government, you must file for candidacy by January 30, 2018 at 5:30pm.   

*All members of your ticket should complete the registration form*

 

Elections Calendar

Date Time Location Event
January 16 12:01am OrgSync - SG Elections Portal Filing for Candidacy Begins
January 25 8:30pm TBA

MANDATORY Referendum Writing Workshop (if submitting referendum)

January 25 9:30pm TBA

Informational Meeting about application and positions

January 30 5:30pm OrgSync - SG Elections Portal

Filing for Candidacy Ends

January 31 9:30pm TBA MANDATORY Candidates' and Referenda Sponsors' Meeting
February 1 8:00am Coral Gables Campus Interim Period Begins - Candidates can share that they are running for positions and schedule meetings/speaking events
February 5 8:00am Coral Gables Campus Graphic Campaigning Begins - Candidates can distribute graphic campaign materials and publicly display their intent to run
February 6 6:00pm-6:45pm Hecht Apartment Meet the Candidates - Candidates will meet with voters and share more about their intent to run
February 7 7:30pm TBA Ticket Debates - Tickets and Candidates running for President, Vice President, and Treasurer will participate in a debate concerning their running platforms
February 12 12:01am OrgSync - SG Elections Portal Elections Day 1 - Elections Commission will have laptops for students to vote in the UC Breezeway from 10:00am-4:00pm
February 13 OrgSync - SG Elections Portal Elections Day 2 - Elections Commission will have laptops for students to vote in the UC Breezeway from 10:00am-4:00pm
February 14 11:59pm OrgSync - SG Elections Portal Elections Day 3 - Elections Commission will have laptops for students to vote in the UC Breezeway from 10:00am-4:00pm
February 15 5:30pm Lakeview Stage Election Results Announced

FAQ

Why run for Student Government (SG)?

Getting involved in SG circulates around bettering the student experience. Whether you have a specific project or goal that you want to accomplish or you want to see and contribute to some that are in the works, making an impact on our UM community starts with you. In addition to making a difference for a fellow student, holding a leadership positions will help you as you prepare for your future career, from public speaking to networking to learning about organization structure and function, SG is a place to develop skills to better yourself and the people around you. There are specific branches and areas in SG, explore to learn more about them and find your fit. 

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What is a ticket?

A ticket is a group of people who are all running for their seats together - meaning that they would be working towards and accomplishing the same goals if elected. To be a ticket you much fall in to no more than one of these categories:

  • Candidates running for a single school (Senate)
  • Candidates running for a single academic class (Senate)
  • Candidates running for a residential constituency (Senate)
  • Candidates running for a unique population (Senate)
  • Candidates running for President, Vice President and/or Treasurer (Executive)

Are there rules for elections?

The Elections Commission works hard to ensure a fair election. They enforce and maintain Election Codes that ALL candidates and other students campaigning for candidates must follow. You can access the elections codes here

What happens if I do not attend the Candidates Meeting or Referenda Workshop?

If you are running for candidacy - Senate or Executive - you must attend the meeting to learn about the election codes and receive confirmation that you meet all eligibility requirements. If you do not attend the meeting, you cannot run. 

Are there qualifications for running?

To run, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA for the Senate and a 2.75 GPA for Executive positions. Our advisors will also check discipline records for all candidates. In the Senate, you can only run for seats of which you are a constituent - for example, if you are in the College of Arts and Sciences, are a Junior, live off-campus, and are a Veteran student, you would only be eligible to run for one of those seats.