1. Am I allowed to Publicly announce the position I'm running for?
- Candidates may publicly announce their candidacy and the position they are running for, but campaigning may not begin until March 19th. The Elections Staff will not produce an official list of candidates, nor confirm or deny any candidacy, until after 5:00PM on March 27th.
2. Am I allowed to Publicly announce a slate that I plan to run with?
- Candidates may publicly announce the slate they intend to run with, but slates must turn in their 'Declaration of Intent to Run as a Slate' form no later than April 6th at 5:00PM, as per Election Code Article V Section 4A. Any Slate formed or altered after April 6th will be in violation of the Election Code.
3. Am I barred from spending any money, in any instance [before campaigning begins on March 19th]?
- Candidates may not spend money until they have completed their Candidate Packet and received their eligibility verification from the Elections Staff. Receipts included with the Campaign Expenditure Form must be for items purchased after the candidate is confirmed eligible for the Election.
4. When can I begin putting posters up on campus?
- Eligible candidates may begin their poster campaign on March 19th. Posters must be checked and stamped at the Front Desk of the Office of Student Affairs & Engagement Programs before posting, refer to the Election Code, Publicity Code, and Publicity Guidebook for more information on restrictions and posting locations.
5. Can I make changes to my application once I've turned in my application?
- Candidates may make changes to their application by submitting an updated form to the Elections Staff. Candidates may not change the position they are running for once the official list of candidates is published by the Election Staff on March 27th. Changes to personal information may be made until April 7th at 5:00PM.
6. Can I make changes to my slate or slate membership?
- Changes may be made by submitting a new 'Declaration of Intent to Run as a Slate' form complete with signatures from each member of your slate. Changes may not be made after April 7th at 5:00PM.
7. My friend has a nice camera and is willing to take pictures for my campaign, is that allowed?
- Candidates may use photos taken by an amateur photographer for their campaign. If the photos are done by a professional or in a professional setting, candidates must include the market price of the photoshoot in their disclosed campaign expenditures.
8. Can I turn in an incomplete form and update it later?
- We do not accept incomplete forms. If you need assistance completing your Candidate Packet, call or email the Election Coordinator to schedule a meeting.