Spring 2013 Elections
Filing has ended on March 22, 2013.
Current UT Dallas students may file for spring 2013 elections by completing the following:
- Submit an Online Application Form via OrgSync.
- Print and return the following forms to the Student Government office (SU Suite 2.4):
- Attend the mandatory pre-voting meeting for candidates Friday, March 22 at 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. in the SU Galaxy Room. If you cannot attend, you must notify the Election Board Chair with a valid excuse by Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m.
Deadlines To Remember
|Senate Filing||Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. — March 22 at 12 p.m.|
|Mandatory Pre-voting Meeting||March 22 at 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.
If unable to attend, contact Election Board Chair with a valid excuse by March 21 at 2 p.m.
|Forms Due: (1) Online Application Form, (2) Student Authorization Form and (3) Elections Infraction Agreement Form||March 22 at 2 p.m.|
|Elections||March 27 at 9 a.m. — March 29 at 4 p.m.|
|Election Results Announced by Election Board||March 29 at 5:30 p.m.|
|Run-off Election (if needed)||April 2 at 9 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Financial Disclosure Form Due*||April 2 at 4 p.m.
*No exceptions, to avoid infractions
|Accept Senate Seat||April 3 at 4 p.m.
Submit in writing at the Student Government office, no exceptions
|Campaign Materials Removed**||April 5 at 12 p.m.
**No exceptions, to avoid infractions
Senate Seats Available
- Sophomores - 4 Seats
- Juniors - 7 seats
- Seniors - 10 seats
- Graduates - 15 seats
Elections: March 27-29
Voting will be held online beginning Wednesday, March 27, at 9 a.m. through Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m. Election results will be announced on Friday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Run-off election (if needed) will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Candidates must submit a Financial Disclosure Form by Tuesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. to avoid infractions charged to your UT Dallas student account.
All campaign materials must be removed by Friday, April 5 at 12 p.m. Failure to do so will result in a fine on your student account.
If victorious, candidates must accept their senate seat in writing at the Student Government office in SU 2.4 by Wednesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of seat.
Duties and Responsibilities
By joining Student Government, officers and senators are expected to:
- Attend all Senate meetings on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.
- Represent and be in contact with constituents.
- Be present for all Senate sponsored events, including, but not limited to Student Government booths at various events, and campus-wide and community service projects sponsored by Student Government.
- Perform all duties outlined in the UT Dallas Student Government Constitution and Bylaws.
Senators are required to be a member of a Senate committee, and attend all committee meetings in addition to all senate meetings.
Campaign material must be posted in accordance with University policy and Election Code (see Student Organization Manual for more information). All campaign material must be taken down by the published deadline. If any candidate fails to take down his/her posters, an infraction will be charged.
All campaign materials must be approved by either Briana Lemos, Student Government Advisor, or the Elections Board Chair, before posted or dispersed and copies must be provided. Both offices can be found in the SU 2.4.
The Elections Infraction Agreement Form must be turned in at the Student Government office prior to any campaigning.
Failure to turn in the Financial Disclosure Form by the deadline will result in an infraction. This will be strictly enforced. Student account will be charged.
Each campus organization may endorse only one candidate or party for a senate seat in each class, in the form of a written record filed with the Student Government office. A candidate may have as many endorsements as desired. Each organization is allowed one endorsement poster regardless of the number of actual endorsements it makes.
Complete the Candidate Endorsement Form .
Campaign material in the form of buttons, stickers and business cards is allowed without limit. Expenditures for all such items are limited to the stipulated $500 for officer candidates, $150 cap for Senate candidates. All such items need to be approved and filed by Student Government. Receipts must be attached to the Financial Disclosure Form .
- Only currently enrolled students are allowed to vote.
- When applicable, campaigning cannot take place inside the building where voting is held.
- All candidates and election procedures followed are bound by Student Development Rules and the Student Government Election Code.
- Copies of all campaign materials must be filed and approved with Student Government before they are distributed.
- Complaints must be filed in writing at the Student Government office.
2013 Election Board
Arts and Humanities
(Roy) James Holliday
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Michael Kyle Reynolds
Engineering and Computer Sciences
Natural Sciences and Mathematics