Elections

Student Government Officers and Senators represent the needs of the student body as you select them biannually via vote. Voting will take place September 24-26, 2018 for Open Senate Seats.  

Open Senate Seats

  • Hecht Residential College - 1 Open Seat
  • Stanford Residential College - 1 Open Seat
  • Mahoney Residential College - 1 Open Seat
  • Pearson Residential College - 1 Open Seat
  • Eaton Residential College - 1 Open Seat
  • University Village - 1 Open Seat
  • Fraternity Row - 1 Open Seat
  • Commuter - 3 Open Seats
  • College of Arts and Sciences - 2 Open Seats
  • College of Engineering - 1 Open Seat
  • School of Architecture - 1 Open Seat
  • Miami Business School - 1 Open Seat
  • School of Communication - 2 Open Seats
  • Frost School of Music - 1 Open Seat
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies - 1 Open Seat
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - 1 Open Seat
  • Freshmen Class - 2 Open Seats
  • Sophomore Class - 2 Open Seats
  • Junior Class - 2 Open Seats
  • Senior Class - 2 Open Seats
  • Transfer Student - 2 Open Seat
  • Veteran Student - 1 Open Seat
  • Student Athlete - 1 Open Seat
  • International Students - 2 Open Seats

 2018 Elections Calendar

Date

Time

Location

Event

Monday, August 27

9:00am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Filing to run for a Senate Seat or Referenda Submission

Wednesday, September 5

8:30pm

SC, Citizen's Board Conference Room

Mandatory Referenda Writing Workshop if submitting referenda

Monday, September 10

9:00am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Filing to run for a Senate Seat or Referenda Submission Closes

Wednesday, September 12

9:15pm

SC, Activities Room South

Mandatory Candidates and Referenda Sponsors Meeting

Thursday, September 13

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

Interim Period - Candidates and Referenda Sponsors can begin reaching out to student organizations to set up speaking/meeting times

Wednesday, September 19

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

Graphic Campaigning Begins

Thursday, September 20

12:00-2:00pm

Rock Plaza

Open Forum on Elections and Meet the Candidates

Monday, September 24

12:01am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Voting Opens on OrgSync

Wednesday, September 26

10:00am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Mandatory for Candidates - Financial Forms Due

Wednesday, September 26

4:00pm

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Voting Closes on OrgSync

FAQs

Who is eligible to run for a Senate seat?

Any full-time student who is a part of a specific constituency can run to represent that constituency. For example, if you are a Junior, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and living off campus - you would be eligible to run for either the Junior Class, College of Arts and Sciences, or Commuter seat.

What does running mean?

Running means that you are campaigning to represent the specific group of your fellow students. Only students who fall into that group are eligible to vote for the representative of that group. Often, this involves talking informally and formally with the people that you would represent, learning about their needs, and discussing how you will make changes or improvements based on what is shared. This can also involve creating campaign materials - like palm cards, t-shirts, flyers, emails, etc. Candidates are able to spend money on their campaign items, but they may spend no more than $300. Spending money is not a mandatory part of campaigning, but whether you spend money or not, you must submit a financial form to the Elections Commission by 10am on Wednesday, September 26. 

I have more questions, who do I contact?

The Elections Commission runs elections. All questions related to elections should be directed to the Chair - sgelections@miami.edu