General Election Information

Fall Freshman/Transfer Election

Each fall, Student Government hosts an election that is only open to incoming Freshmen and Transfers. This election has 10 seats open and allows for representation from the incoming class. Election information is available usually in September.

Spring Student Body Election

2020 Spring Election Timeline

2020 Spring Election Candidate Meeting Schedule

In the Spring, Student Government has an election for Student Body President, Vice President and 30 Student Senate positions. The Student Body President and Vice President run as a combined ticket and students running for Senator can choose to run alone or with a “coalition” or group of other Students (please keep in mind that each member must still be elected). For more information please email sgedc@gmu.edu.

Election Forms and Documents

Application Link

If you have attended a candidate meeting, click the link above to go directly to the Mason360 Form and officially file for candidacy.  If you have any questions or problems with the form please email sgedc@gmu.edu.

Election Code

The Election Code is presented by the Chair of the Elections and Disputes Commission to the Student Senate every Spring before the Spring Student Body Elections. The Student Senate must vote to pass any changes to the Code. This version is passed for the 2020 Election Cycle. Any inquiries can be directed to the Commission by emailing sgedc@gmu.edu.

Organization Endorsement Form

As outlined in the Election Code, any candidate that is running for office in a Student Body Election (Spring or Fall) will be required to submit any organizational endorsements in writing to the EDC. This form must be completed by the Registered Student Organization’s President together with the candidate they are endorsing. Students may not get endorsements from Campus Departments (Example: Student Media or Student Involvement). The endorsement must be from a Registered Student Organization or a recognized Fraternity or Sorority.

Candidate Campaign Roster

According to the Election Code, the candidate must provide the Elections and Disputes Commission with documentation of who is on the campaign team with this individual or team.

Candidate Expense Form

All student body candidates must submit in writing their expenses for campaigning. The limits for candidates are currently set to: Senate Candidate is Max $350 and Student Body President and VP is Max $1000. This is outlined in the Election Code Title VI, Financial Regulations.

Election Grievance Form

If at any time in the election period, you feel that a section of the Election Code has been violated, you may file this form with the Elections and Disputes Commission. Please note that this form must be submitted to be considered by the Commission.


If you have any questions, please email sgedc@gmu.edu.