Elections

AS

wants

you.

Thanks for running in the 2019-2020 AS Elections! Below are candidate resources to help you in your pursuit of becoming part of the AS family. For more info or disability accommodations, e-mail AS President Jared Reyes or AS Pro-Staff Coordinator Joanna Iwata.

The Candidates

  1. President: Ana Gonzalez
  2. VP of External Affairs: Alexandria Adams, Claire Larson
  3. VP of Finance: Jasmine Bhardwaj, Gabriel Villapudua
  4. Basic Needs Senator: Shyam Patel
  5. College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator: Christian Chan
  6. College of Business Senator: Krystal Rojas
  7. College of Health Sciences and Human Services Senator: Rebecca Harbison, Kayla Ventus
  8. College of Science Senator: Antonio Hernandez, Cobey Davis
  9. Diversity and Inclusion Senator: Dawood Kazi
  10. Sustainability Senator: Ethan Quaranta

Vacant Positions

Below is a list of AS officer positions that currently have no candidates:

  1. VP of Operations
  2. VP of University Affairs
  3. College of Education Senator
  4. Senator of Undeclared Students

Qualifications & Requirements

Qualifications for Office

A. Given the representative, fiduciary, legal, and other long-range policy-making responsibilities and influence of student office holders, officers of the AS have an obligation to demonstrate academic involvement, achievement, and progress.

B. Officers and Candidates shall satisfy all eligibility requirements established by the Chancellor of the California State University, Coded Memorandum AA 2012-05.

C. Undergraduate incumbents cannot hold more than 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential incumbents cannot hold more than fifty (50) semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. Students holding over that number will no longer be eligible for office.

Requirements to Run for Office

A. Candidate GPA

1. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative campus and overall G.P.A. of 2.0, a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in the term preceding the semester of candidacy, and must maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A. for each term in office including the term in which they are elected.

B. Candidate Unit GPA

1. Undergraduate candidates for office must maintain six (6) semester units per term while running for office.

2. Graduate and credential student candidates must maintain three (3) semester units per term while running for office.

C. Candidate Residency

1. Undergraduate candidates for office must have been enrolled at CSUMB and have completed at least one semester prior to the election, earning a total of six (6) semester units during that semester total or twelve (12) semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.

2. Graduate and credential candidates for office must earn six (6) semester units per term of continuous attendance as a new graduate or credential student to be eligible.

3. Graduate and credential students who received a bachelor's degree or credential within the past three years from CSUMB must have earned a total of twelve (12) semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.

D. Maximum Allowable Units

1. Candidates for President ticket must have at least one semester of experience as an Associated Students Officer.

2. Candidates for office should be able to remain under the maximum allowable units during the academic year in which they would hold the office if elected.

E. President Ticket Requirement

1. Candidates for President ticket must have at least one semester of experience as an Associated Students Officer.

2. Candidates for office should be able to remain under the maximum allowable units during the academic year in which they would hold the office if elected.

3. The AS President/Vice President of External Affairs shall be available to fulfill the responsibilities of his/her office during summer semester to include any regularly set meeting attendance with administration/advisor(s), office hours, retreats, the Panetta Leadership seminar, the CSSA meetings, Orientation/Welcome programs, and other affiliated responsibilities.

*For more Information refer to the Associated Students Election Code 13-03, Article 4, Sections 3 & 4.

Elections Timeline

DATE EVENT LOCATION/TIME
1/21/'19 AS Elections packets and online forms become available. Here.
2/8/'19 Packets due. Online/AS Admin Office in Student Center, Rm 109 at 5pm.
2/8/'19 Candidates' orientation (mandatory) Student Center, Room 120 @ 6pm.
2/9/'19 Candidates may begin campaigning per the rules set by the Elections Committee. Campus-wide @ 12:01am.
2/27/'19 Candidate speeches (mandatory). Student Center, East Lounge @ 4:30pm.
3/6/'19 Candidate debates (mandatory). Student Center, East Lounge @ 4:30pm.
3/12/'19 - 3/14/'19 Online elections open. Online.
3/14/'19 Expense reports due. AS Admin Office in Student Center, Rm 109 at 5pm.
3/28/'19 Public release of results, open to all! Student Center, West Lounge @ 4:30pm.
3/30/'19 Transition retreat to learn more about positions and more! Location TBD from 9am-5pm.
3/25/'19 - 4/19/'19 Newly elected officers will shadow current officers. Campus-wide.
4/19/'19 Inauguration of newly elected AS officers. Alumni & Visitors Center @ 12pm.
Aug. '19 Summer retreat & Otter Leader training. TBD

Code of Elections

To view the AS Code of Elections, click on this button!

Candidate Expense Form

To view a pre-filled Candidate Expense form, click on this button!

Suggestions Form

Fill in the form below to submit suggestions for improving the AS Elections!

Violations Report

To register an AS Elections violation witnessed within two working days, fill in the form below.

FAQ's

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 AS President, Jared Reyes or AS Pro-Staff Coordinator Joanna Iwata.

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 AS President Jared Reyes or AS Pro-Staff Coordinator Joanna Iwata.