Elections

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The Associated Students elections are an annual event to allow the students of CSUMB to choose their student representatives for the following academic year. Below you will find all documents you need to run in the AS Elections. I highly encourage you to avoid printing any documents besides the petition for candidacy. If you do not have access to a printer, please email me at president@ascsumb.org and we will get you a hard copy of the elections packet within 24 hours. As always, you may email me if you have any questions!

Happy elections!

  • Lauren McClain,
  • AS President & Elections Chair

Information

AS Bylaws

AS Code of Elections

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Student Office Holders

  • The AS President must have one semester’s experience as an AS officer.
  • The Undeclared Senator must have been either undeclared or switched majors at some point in their academic career but is not required to currently be undeclared.
  • The college senators must be a member of their respective colleges.

Available Positions

  • Job descriptions of available positions are in the AS Bylaws.
  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of External Affairs
  • Vice President of University Affairs
  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator
  • College of Business Senator
  • College of Education Senator
  • College of Health Sciences and Human Services Senator
  • College of Science Senator
  • Senator for Undeclared Students
  • Diversity & Inclusion Senator
  • Sustainability Senator
  • Basic Needs Senator

Important Dates

Event Date/Location
Packets Released January 22 on the AS Website
Packets Due February 23 at 5pm Online/AS Admin Office, Room 109, Student Center
Orientation Candidates only - March 5 at 6pm in Room 120, Student Center
Campaigning Starts March 6 at 12:01 am, Campus-wide
Speeches March 27 at 5pm, East Lounge, Student Center
Debates April 5 at 6pm, East Lounge, Student Center
Elections Days April 9 at 8am to April 11 at 11:59 pm, online
Results Release Party April 16 at 6pm, West Lounge, Student Center

Steps

Elections Packet 2018-2019

  1. Intent to Run for Office Form
  2. Candidate’s Letter of Understanding
  3. Petition for Candidacy
  4. Faculty/Staff Approval Form
  5. Slate/Ticket List

Due by April 11, 2018: Elections Candidate/Slate Expense Report

Optional Forms:

  • Elections Violations Form
  • Elections Suggestions Form

Submission:

  • Packet
  • Expense Form

FAQs

Who should run for office?

Anyone who is passionate about advocacy and making a difference on campus! These positions are great for anyone looking to get involved, regardless of your experience level.

What are some of the responsibilities?

You may read the job descriptions for more information, but generally, officers attend various meetings, hold office hours, represent students, take on special interest projects, and meet with campus administration, amongst other things.

What are the time commitments?

As a senator, you can expect to work anywhere from 8-12 hours per week. As an executive, expect to work about 15-25 hours per week.

These are dependent upon the time of year, current issues, and what extra work you may volunteer to take on.

Are these paid positions?

Yes! All of our positions are compensated fairly via monthly stipends. You may find detailed information on our Code of Compensation.

Who pays for campaign materials?

You do! Don’t forget you have spending limits, outlined in the Code of Elections.

What if I can’t attend an elections event?

Elections events are mandatory for all candidates running opposed or unopposed. If you cannot attend an event, email Lauren McClain at president@ascsumb.org.

Who votes in elections?

All current CSUMB students vote in elections.

What if I have more questions?

If you have anymore questions, don’t hesitate to email Lauren McClain at president@ascsumb.org.