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Senator Elections Packet

Executive Board Elections Packet

Organizational Endorsement Form

Campaign Staff Roster

Elections Complaint Form

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2014-2015 ELECTIONS TIMELINE

Elections Paperwork Released

Tuesday, March 25

8:00 AM

Completed Elections Packets Due to Dean of Students Office

Friday, April 4

3:00 PM

Passive Campaigning

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

Monday, April 7—Friday, April 11

Campaign Materials Posting Begins

Monday, April 7

12:00 AM

Candidate Seminar*

Wednesday, April 9

6:00 PM Executive | 7:00 PM Senate

Student Union Meeting Room 1

Active Campaigning

Monday, April 14—Friday, April 18

Executive Branch Debate*

Wednesday, April 16

8:00 PM

Student Union Theater

Voting Begins

via VSU Website Homepage

Thursday, April 17

12:01 AM

Voting Ends

Friday, April 18

11:59 PM

Campaign Materials Removal Deadline

Saturday, April 19

7:00 AM

Financial Disclosure Forms Due

TBA, if required

Elections Violations/Complaints Deadline

Saturday, April 19

11:59 PM

Executive Branch

Results Wrap Up Meeting*

Monday, April 21

5:30 PM

Dean of Students Conference Room

Results Announced

via VSU Student Activities

Special Announcement Bulletin

Monday, April 21

6:00 PM

Run-off Campaign

Tuesday, April 22

Run-off Voting Begins

Wednesday, April 23

Run-off Voting Ends

Thursday, April 24

SGA Executive Branch

Transitional Meeting & Training*

(if elected)

Sunday, April 27

Time TBA

Dean of Students Conference Room

First Required Senate Meeting*

(if elected)

Monday, April 28

8:00 PM

 

*MANDATORY attendance for all candidates

 

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Will Jimerson, SGA President & Elections Co-Chair

Hassanat Oshodi, SGA Vice President & Elections Co-Chair

Dean Niki Turley, Associate Dean of Students & Elections Commissioner

Dean Russell Mast, Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Dean Sherolyn Hopkins, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct

Kelsey Garner, Student Government Association Chief Justice

Jill Hohnecker, Graduate Assistant

VACANT SENATE SEATS

Download Vacant Senate Seat Application Packet

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

DUE TO THE ELECTIONS SEASON FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR, NO SENATE VACANCIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.

  • 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.