We Want YOU to Run For Office!
The Executive elections take place every spring. Students can form a ticket of President and Vice President-which comprises the leadership of the executive branch of IUSG. These office holders dictate policy, student representation, and advocacy.
Read the Election Commission's 2022 Campaign Guide here.
Read the IUSG Election Code here.
This year's election timeline is as follows:
January 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET, Sassafras Room Indiana Memorial Union: Call-out Meeting for Prospective Candidates
February 8, 11:59 p.m. ET: Filing Deadline
Last day to submit applications for candidacy, including student signatures and staff lists. A ticket that fails to meet this deadline will not be placed on the ballot for this election and cannot be elected.
Beginning February 9: Campaigning
Campaigning is not allowed until the filing deadline has passed. After that point, tickets have twenty-one days to campaign before voting ends on March 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
February 10, 6:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. ET, Walnut Room Indiana Memorial Union: All-Candidate Meeting
Informational meeting for all tickets who successfully filed for candidacy by the filing deadline. Every ticket must have at least one representative present at this meeting.
February 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET, Walnut Room Indiana Memorial Union: Candidate Town Hall
Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of all candidates for President and Vice President. All candidates must participate in the town hall event.
February 22, 11:59 p.m. ET: Intermediate Financial Statement Deadline
Every ticket is required to submit a financial statement that details all campaign donations and expenditures up to this point. Failure to submit an intermediate financial statement will result in disqualification from the election.
February 22, 11:59 p.m. ET: Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
February 24: Ballot Review
The Election Commission will send each ticket a copy of the official election ballot for review. Any issues must be brought to the attention of the Commission no later than February 28.
February 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET, Sassafras Room Indiana Memorial Union: Debate
Public debate between all pairs of candidates, hosted by the Election Commission. This is the final official IUSG event before voting begins. All candidates must participate in the debate.
March 1-2 : Voting
March 4, 10:00 p.m. ET : Complaint Deadline
March 4, 11:59 p.m. ET: Final Financial Statement Deadline
Every ticket is required to submit a financial statement that details all CUMULATIVE campaign donations and expenditures. Failure to submit a final financial statement by the deadline will result in disqualification from the election.
March 5-8: Result Announcement (Preliminary)
Mid-March (Expected): Result Certification
Once the vote totals have been officially reported to the Supreme Court and any pending election violation cases have been resolved, the Supreme Court will formally certify the result of the election. Once the election is certified, the result is final.
April 15: Inauguration Day
For questions, please contact the election commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.