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Fall 2015 Freshman Election Packet

Elections Complaint Form


*MANDATORY attendance for all candidates

Elections Paperwork Released

Tuesday, August 25th 8:00 AM

Completed Elections Packets Due to Dean of Students Office

Tuesday, September 1st 5:00PM

Candidate Seminar*

Tuesday, September 1st 5:00PM

Campaign Materials Posting Begins

Wednesday September 2nd 12:01AM

Campaign Materials Removal Deadline

Tuesday, September 8th    12:01 AM

Voting Begins

via VSU Website Homepage

Tuesday, September 8th    12:01 AM

Voting Ends

Wednesday, Sep 9th 11:59 PM

Elections Violations/Complaints Deadline

Wednesday, September 9th

Candidate Wrap-Up Meeting*

Thursday, Sep 10th 5:30PM

Results Announced

Via VSU Student Activities Special Announcement Bulletin

Thursday, September 10th 6:00 PM

Run-off Campaign


Run-off Voting Begins


Run-off Voting Ends


First Required Senate Meeting

Monday, Sep 14th 8PM



Download Vacant Senate Seat Application Packet

**hard copies are available in the Dean of Students Office, 3rd floor of the Student Union**

  • Vacant seats in the senate will be announced by the presiding officer within one week of its occurrence. Applications will be available at the time of announcement.

  • Candidates for vacant senate seats are required to attend two, consecutive senate meetings prior to applying for senator and receiving a nomination from a current Senator to fill the vacant seat.

  • Candidates are required to turn in completed Vacant Senator Application Packet, including the (100) petition of nomination student signatures, to SGA Vice President or Dean of Students Office within five business days of the second, consecutive Senate meeting the candidate attends.

  • Candidates for vacant senate seats will receive notification of application acceptance via e-mail within five business days to schedule your Senate nomination, presentation, and second to the motion to accept membership nomination of the Senate present.

  • The nomination matter will be tabled for one week for consideration before the final membership approval motion [a two-thirds (2/3) Senate vote].

  • Candidates for vacant senate seats will be required to develop a one slide PowerPoint, no more than two minute presentation with demographic information and explanation of interest.

  • Prospective senators are not allowed to campaign with campaign materials or paraphernalia to the student body or Senate.

  • Upon approval for the vacant senate seat, the candidate will receive the oath of office at the next Senate meeting.