Elections

Student Government Officers and Senators represent the needs of the student body as you select them biannually via vote. Senators represent you through your residential status, class standing, school/college, or unique population. You have the opportunity to select someone who has formally declared they are running or to write in any candidate of your choosing. You will only be able to vote for representatives for constituencies that you are a part of. 

Vote Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3 on Engage!

Open Senate Seats

Candidates Running for Residential Constituencies

Hecht Residential College

1 Open Seat

  • Roger Saumure
Stanford Residential College

1 Open Seat

  • Carina Landgraf
  • Antony Novak
Mahoney Residential College

1 Open Seat

  • Grayson Guelli
Pearson Residential College

1 Open Seat

  • Marsalis Atkins
  • Randy Fitzgerald (Incumbent)
Eaton Residential College

1 Open Seat

  • Damaris Rojas Lopez
University Village

1 Open Seat

  • Richa Sandeep
Fraternity Row

1 Open Seat

 

Commuter

3 Open Seats

  • Victor Colombo
  • Sonia Khan (Incumbent)
  • Katarzyna Pasternak
  • Mark Royero

 

Candidates Running for Class Constituencies

Freshman Class

2 Open Seats

  • Shadae Nicholas
  • Nanakow Thompson
Sophomore Class

2 Open Seats

  • Landon Coles
  • Amir Mahmound
Junior Class

2 Open Seats

  • Bryanna DeSimone (Reppin U Ticket)
  • Grace Harrington (Reppin U Ticket)
  • Monica Muñiz
Senior Class

2 Open Seats

  • Jerry Kourkoumelis
  • Sagar Patel

Candidates Running for School or College Constituencies

School of Architecture

1 Open Seat

 

College of Arts & Sciences

2 Open Seats

  • Matthew Gompels
  • Anna Heinzen
  • Alexander LaBarbera (Incumbent)
Miami Herbert Business School

1 Open Seat

  • Justin Hier (Incumbent)
College of Engineering

1 Open Seat

  • Grace Ghiazza
  • Jay Vargas
School of Education & Human Development

1 Open Seat

  • Alexandra Valen (Incumbent)
School of Communication

1 Open Seat

Rosentiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

1 Open Seat

Frost School of Music

1 Open Seat

School of Nursing & Health Studies

1 Open Seat

Candidates Running for Unique Population Constituencies

Transfer Student

2 Open Seats

  • Gus
  • Prachi Patel
Student Athlete

1 Open Seat

  • Kathleen Hanson
International Student

1 Open Seat

  • Kiki
Veteran Student

1 Open Seat

  • Zach Danney

Fall 2019 Elections Calendar


Date

Time

Location

Event

Monday, August 26

8:00am

Online

Filing for Candidacy Opens

Tuesday, September 17

9:00am

Online

Filing for Candidacy/Referenda ends

Wednesday, September 18

9:15pm

SC, Senate Room

Mandatory Candidates and Referenda Sponsors’ Meeting

Thursday, September 19

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

Interim Period Begins

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

Wednesday, September 25

8:00am

Coral Gables Campus

Graphic Campaigning Begins

Wednesday, September 25

11:00am-2:00pm

 UC Patio

Open Forum on Elections/Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, October 1

Online:
Beginining at 12:01am
In person:
10am-4pm

Online

In person: Breezeway

Elections Day 1

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

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

Wednesday, October 2

 

In person:
10am-4pm

Online

In person:
UC Canopy

Elections Day 2

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

Thursday, October 3

Online:
Ending at 4:00pm
In person: 10am-4pm

Online

In person: 
UC Canopy

Elections Day 3

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

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

Thursday, October 3

5:30 pm

SC, Lakeside Patio

Results Announced

Monday, October 7 Polls open at 12:01am

Online

Run-off Election Day 1 (if necessary)

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

Tuesday, October 8

Polls Close at 11:59pm

Online

Run-off Election Day 2 (if necessary)

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

Resources for Candidates

  • Graphic Campaign Material Approval Request - All candidates are required to adhere to the election codes; use this form to submit graphics for approval
  • Register your Campaign Team - Candidates are able to have up to 45 individuals on their team, but all must be registered; use this form to submit your team members
  • Financial Report - Candidates must indicate if they spent money, even if they spent none, and share what they spent money on; completion of this form is mandatory by 10am on Thursday, October 3
  • Campaign Violations - Candidates who violate the election codes are subject to penalities; if you have questions, please contact the Elections Commission Chair before submitting a violation request for review

FAQs

 

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 submit a violation or contact the Elections Commission Chair at sgelections@miami.edu.

 

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