Elections


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

In the Spring (April), 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 sg@gmu.edu. 

Election Forms and Documents

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 2017 Election Cycle. Any inquiries can be directed to the Commission by emailing sg@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. Students may not get endorsements from Campus Departments (example being 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. 

Write-In Candidacy Form

According to the Election Code, an individual running for office must obtain at least 150 signatures from the student body to be on the ballot. If an individual wishes to be considered a write-in, they can fill this form out and not worry about the signature or faculty signature. 

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 sent in electronically (to sgedc@gmu.edu) and in person (Student Government Office) to be considered by the Commission.