Elections

Voting for Executive Tickets and Select Senate Seats open on Monday, February 18 at 12:01 am and closes on Thursday, February 22. All currently enrolled, full time undergraduate students can vote on OrgSync.

Who's Running?

Executive Ticket Candidates

*listed alphabetically by ticket name*

Empower U The Switch Up
Presidential Candidate Emily Gossett Dewayne Washington II (DJ)
Vice Presidential Candidate Millie Chokshi Justin Grauer
Treasurer Candidate Jason Kaplan Julia Lynch

Senate Candidates

College of Arts and Sciences (2 seats open)

  • Richa Sandeep
  • Sagar Patel
  • Noor Khaled
  • Lalitha Kanumuri
  • Alexander M Labarbera
  • Chase Soghomonian
  • Ishaan B Shah
  • Tuana T Yazici
  • Maria A Kaufman

Miami Business School (1 seat open)

  • Jasmin M Dakkak

School of Communication (1 seat open)

  • Chelsea K Lovell

Commuter (3 seats open)

  • Amanda Lopez-Cardet
  • Katie M Kean

Transfer (1 seat open)

  • Lara H Hopkins

 

Spring 2019 Elections Calendar


Date

Time

Location

Event

Tuesday, January 15

8:00am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Filing for Candidacy Opens

Thursday, January 17

6:30-7:30pm

SC Senate Room

Informational Meeting 1

Covers application and positions.

Tuesday, January 22

9:30-10:30pm

SC Vista Room

Mandatory Referenda Writing Workshop

(if submitting referenda)

Wednesday, January 23

6:30-7:30pm

UC 1220 Biscayne Room

Informational Meeting 2

Covers application and positions.

Monday, January 28

6:30-7:30pm

UC 1220 Biscayne Room

Informational Meeting 3

Covers application and positions.

 Thursday, January 31

5:00pm

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Filing for Candidacy/Referenda ends

Thursday, January 31

 9:00-10:00pm`

UC 2300H

Mandatory Candidates and Referenda Sponsors’ Meeting

Friday, February 1

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

Interim Period Begins

Candidates may reach out to organizations to set up meetings/speak at events

Wednesday, February 6

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

 Graphic Campaigning Begins

Tuesday, February 12

 TBA

 TBA

 Meet the Candidates

Wednesday, February 13

TBA

 TBA

Ticket Debates

Only for those running in executive election.

Thursday, February 14

 TBA

 TBA

Meet the Candidates

Monday, February 18

Polls Open at 12:01am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Elections Day 1

All currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate students may vote.

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced (if necessary)

Tuesday, February 19

 

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Elections Day 2

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced (if necessary)

Wednesday, February 20

 

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Elections Day 3

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced (if necessary)

Thursday, February 21

Polls Close at 11:59pm

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Elections Day 4

*For Candidates - Financial Reports are due on OrgSync at 10:00am

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced (if necessary)

Friday, February 22

10:30am

Lakeview Patio Stage

Results Announced

Graphic Campaigning for run-off election begins (if necessary)

Monday, February 25

Polls open at 12:01am

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Run-off Election Day 1 (if necessary)

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced, (if necessary)

Tuesday, February 26

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Run-off Election Day 2 (if necessary)

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced, (if necessary)

Wednesday, February 27

Polls close at 11:59pm

SG Elections OrgSync Portal

Run-off Election Day 3 (if necessary)

Financial Reports due online at 10:00am.

Hearings, TBA, location to be announced, (if necessary)

Thursday, February 28

5:30pm

TBA

Results Announced (if necessary)

FAQs

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. 

 

What does filling for candidacy and running mean?

Filing for candidacy means that you are indicating that you want to be involved in Student Government and you would like to represent your fellow students. 

For students interested in executive positions: any currently enrolled, full time undergraduate student can vote for you. 

For students interested in senate: Only students who fall into that group are eligible to vote for the representative of that group.

Students who run for positions often campaign to educate voters about why they are the best candidate for a specific position. Campaign materials may include 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 for senate candidates or $1,250 collectively for executive candidates.

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 Thursday, February 21. 

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

I am concerned about how a candidate is telling me to vote?

The goal of the Elections Commission is to create a fair and open election. If you think someone may be breaking an outlined rule, please contact an elections commissioner.

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. 

 

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