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   Election Paperwork

Senator Elections Packet

Executive Board Elections Packet

Organizational Endorsement Form

Campaign Staff Roster

Elections Complaint Form



Elections Paperwork Released

 Tuesday, March 17

8:00 AM

Completed Elections Packets Due to Dean of Students Office

Friday, April 3

3:00 PM

Passive Campaigning

**Only permitted after application approved email is received from elections committee**

Monday, April 6—Friday, April 10

Campaign Materials Posting Begins

Monday, April 6

12:00 AM

Candidate Seminar*

Wednesday, April 8

6:00 PM Executive | 7:00 PM Senate


Active Campaigning

Monday, April 13—Friday, April17

Executive Branch Debate*

Monday, April 15 |  7:00pm   | Union Theatre

Voting Begins

via VSU Website Homepage

Thursday, April 16

12:01 AM

Voting Ends

Friday, April 17

11:59 PM

Campaign Materials Removal Deadline

Saturday, April 18

7:00 AM

Financial Disclosure Forms Due

TBA, if required

Elections Violations/Complaints Deadline

Saturday, April 18

11:59 PM

Executive Branch

Results Wrap Up Meeting*

Monday, April 20

6:00 PM

Dean of Students Conference Room

Results Announced

via VSU Student Activities

Special Announcement Bulletin

Monday, April 20

6:00 PM

Run-off Campaign

Tuesday, April 21 (if needed)

Run-off Voting Begins

Wednesday, April 22 (if needed)

Run-off Voting Ends

Thursday, April 23 (if needed)

SGA Executive Branch

Transitional Meeting & Training*

(if elected)


First Required Senate Meeting*

(if elected)

Monday, April 27

8:00 PM


*MANDATORY attendance for all candidates



Tyler Barker, SGA President & Elections Co-Chair

Nicholas Buford, SGA Vice President & Elections Co-Chair

Dean Niki Turley, Associate Dean of Students & Elections Commissioner

Dr. Hudson P. Rogers, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs & Acting Vice President for Student Affairs

Dean Sherolyn Hopkins, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct

De'Osha Randolph, Student Government Association Chief Justice


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.