Run for Student Government

File for Spring 2015 Elections

Deadline: Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m.

Current UT Dallas students may file for spring elections by completing the following:

  1. Submit an Online Application Form via OrgSync.
  2. Print and return the following forms to the Student Government office (SU Suite 2.4):
    1. Requires Adobe Reader Student Authorization Form
    2. Requires Adobe Reader Infraction Agreement Form
    3. Requires Adobe Reader Ticket Registration Form (only required if running as a part of a ticket)
    4. Requires Adobe Reader Candidate Endorsement Form (optional)
  3. Attend the mandatory pre-voting meeting for candidates Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 or 1 p.m. in the Galaxy Room on the second floor of the Student Union. If you cannot attend, you must notify the election board chair with a valid excuse by Tuesday, March 3 at 12 p.m.

Senate Seats Available

Elections

Voting will be held online beginning Monday, March 9 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m.

Election results will be announced on Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.

Run-off election (if needed) will be held Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Post-Elections

Candidates must submit a Financial Disclosure Form Requires Adobe Reader by Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m. to avoid infractions charged to your UT Dallas student account.

All campaign material must be removed by Friday, March 13 at 12 p.m. Failure to do so will result in a fine to your student account.

If victorious, candidates must accept their senate seat in SU Suite 2.4 by Friday, March 13 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:

  1. Attend all senate meetings (bi-weekly Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.)
  2. Represent and be in contact with constituents.
  3. Be present for all senate-sponsored events, including, but not limited to, Student Government booths, campus-wide community service projects, mandatory events and retreats.
  4. Perform all duties outlined in the UT Dallas Student Government Bylaws Requires Adobe Reader.

Senators are required to be a member of a senate standing committee and attend all regular committee meetings in addition to all regular senate meetings.

 

Campaign Regulations

All campaign materials must be approved by either (1) Student Government advisor or (2) election board chair, before being posted or dispersed. Both can be found in the Student Union, Suite 2.4. Copies of all campaign material, other than posters, must be filed with Student Government prior to being posted.

All campaign materials must be posted according to University and election code policies. For more information see the Student Organization Manual.

Election Infractions

Failure to turn in the Financial Disclosure Form Requires Adobe Reader by the deadline will result in an infraction. This will be strictly enforced. Student account will be charged.

Endorsements

Each campus organization may endorse only one candidate or party for a senate seat in each grade level, 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 Requires Adobe Reader.

Expenditures

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 for Senate candidates. All such items need to be approved and filed by Student Government.

Additional Information

Only current UT Dallas students may vote. When applicable, campaigning cannot take place inside the building where voting is held, and no campaigning is allowed inside the Student Government offices in SU Suite 2.4. All candidates and election procedures followed are bound by student development rules and the Student Government election code.

Complaints must be filed in writing and submitted in the Student Government office by Wednesday, March 25.

Election Board Chair

Tim Sullivan
tbs120130@utdallas.edu

Dates and Deadlines To Remember

Senate Filing Ends Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m.
Meet the Candidates TBA
Candidate Debate TBA
Mandatory Pre-voting Meeting Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 or 1 p.m., SU Galaxy Rooms
If unable to attend, contact election board chair by March 3 at 12 p.m. Must have valid excuse.
Forms Due: (1) Online Application Form, (2) Student Authorization Form, (3) Infraction Agreement Form, (4) Ticket Registration Form and (5) Candidate Endorsement Form Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m.
Elections Monday, March 9 at 9 a.m. to Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
Results Announced Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Run-off Election (if necessary) Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Form Due Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
No exceptions, to avoid infractions.
Accept Senate Seat Monday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
Submit in writing at the Student Government office, no exceptions.
Campaign Materials Removed Friday, March 13 at 12 p.m.
No exceptions, to avoid infractions.