File for Spring 2014 Elections
Deadline: Friday, March 21 at 12 p.m.
Current UT Dallas students may file for spring 2014 elections by completing the following:
- Submit an Online Application Form via OrgSync.
- Print and return the following forms to the Student Government office (SU Suite 2.4):
- Attend the mandatory pre-voting meeting for candidates Friday, March 21 at 1 p.m., location TBD.
- If you cannot attend the pre-voting meeting, you must notify the Election Board Chair with a valid excuse by Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
Senate Seats Available
- Sophomores - 3 Seats
- Juniors - 8 seats
- Seniors - 10 seats
- Graduates - 15 seats
Voting will be held online beginning Monday, March 24 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. Election results will be announced on Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Run-off election (if needed) will be held Friday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Candidates must submit a Financial Disclosure Form by Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m. to avoid infractions charged to your UT Dallas student account.
If victorious, candidates must accept their senate seat in writing at the Student Government office in SU 2.4 by Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of seat.
All campaign materials must be removed by Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. Failure to do so will result in a fine on your student account.
Duties and Responsibilities
By joining Student Government, officers and senators are expected to:
- Attend all Senate meetings on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.
- Represent and be in contact with constituents.
- Be present for all Senate sponsored events, including, but not limited to, Student Government booths at various events, and campus-wide and community service projects sponsored by Student Government.
- Perform all duties outlined in the UT Dallas Student Government Constitution and Bylaws.
Senators are required to be a member of a Senate committee, and attend all committee meetings in addition to all senate meetings.
Campaign material must be posted in accordance with University policy and Election Code (see Student Organization Manual for more information). All campaign material must be taken down by the published deadline. If any candidate fails to take down his/her posters, an infraction will be charged.
All campaign materials must be approved by either Briana Lemos, Student Government Advisor, or the Elections Board Chair, before posted or dispersed and copies must be provided. Both offices can be found in the SU 2.4.
The Elections Infraction Agreement Form must be turned in at the Student Government office prior to any campaigning.
Failure to turn in the Financial Disclosure Form by the deadline will result in an infraction. This will be strictly enforced. Student account will be charged.
Each campus organization may endorse only one candidate or party for a senate seat in each class, in the form of a written record filed with the Student Government office. A candidate may have as many endorsements as desired. Each organization is allowed one endorsement poster regardless of the number of actual endorsements it makes.
Complete the Candidate Endorsement Form .
Campaign material in the form of buttons, stickers and business cards is allowed without limit. Expenditures for all such items are limited to the stipulated $500 for officer candidates, $150 cap for Senate candidates. All such items need to be approved and filed by Student Government. Receipts must be attached to the Financial Disclosure Form .
- Only currently enrolled students are allowed to vote.
- When applicable, campaigning cannot take place inside the building where voting is held.
- All candidates and election procedures followed are bound by Student Development Rules and the Student Government Election Code.
- Copies of all campaign materials must be filed and approved with Student Government before they are distributed.
- Complaints must be filed in writing at the Student Government office.
2014 Election Board
Jason Parsons, email@example.com
Arts and Humanities
Puja Panwar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Sheridan Cavalier, email@example.com
Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Travis Cornelius, firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering and Computer Sciences
Jasmine Singh, email@example.com
Jessie Hernandez , firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsha Goli, email@example.com
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Janani Sundaresan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and Deadlines To Remember
|Senate Filing||Monday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. — Friday, March 21 at 12 p.m.|
|Meet the Candidates||Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Following Senate meeting, Galaxy Room
|Candidate Debate||Thursday, March 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Plinth|
|Mandatory Pre-voting Meeting||Friday, March 21 at 1 p.m., location TBD
If unable to attend, contact Election Board Chair with a valid excuse by Thursday, March 20 at 12 p.m. Must have valid excuse.
|Forms Due: (1) Online Application Form, (2) Student Authorization Form and (3) Elections Infraction Agreement Form||Friday, March 21 at 12 p.m.|
|Elections||Monday, March 24 at 9 a.m. — Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m.|
|Voting Booths||March 24-26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SU Upper and Lower Level|
|Vote Results Announced||Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m.|
|Run-off Election (if necessary)||Friday, March 28 at 9 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Financial Disclosure Form Due||Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
No exceptions, to avoid infractions.
|Accept Senate Seat||Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m.
Submit in writing at the Student Government office, no exceptions.
|Campaign Materials Removed||Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m.
No exceptions, to avoid infractions.