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 2021 Campaign Guide: election-commission/Campaign-Guide.pdf
Read the IUSG Election Code: election-commission/b-IUSG-Bylaws-amended-2-27-21.pdf
This year's election timeline is as follows:
March 11, 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 March 12: 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 April 2.
March 16, 7:30 p.m. ET, Zoom: 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.
March 23, 7:00 p.m. ET, Zoom: 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.
March 23, 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.
March 24, 11:59 p.m. ET: Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
March 26: 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 March 28.
March 30, 7:00 p.m. ET, Zoom: 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.
April 1-2 : Voting
April 5, 10:00 p.m. ET : Complaint Deadline
Early April: Result Announcement (Preliminary)
April 15: Inauguration Day
For questions, please contact the election commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.