Timeline

There are a number of events associated with UISG elections, each of them making sure that the process is fair and that candidates are prepared to participate. The following timeline details the events and deadlines for Spring 2018.

General Election

Event Date Time Location
Candidate Interest Meeting I* January 25 6:00 PM 301 VAN
Letter of Intent Due** February 1 5:00 PM 135 IMU
Candidate Interest Meeting II* February 15 6:00 PM 301 VAN
Petitions Due*** February 25 5:00 PM 135 IMU
Approved Candidate Meeting March 1 6:00 PM TBD
Campaign Period Begins March 24 10:00 PM N/A
Vice Presidential Debate March 28 8:00 PM TBD
Presidential Debate April 1 8:00 PM TBD
Independent and Constituency Senator Forum April 2 7:00 PM TBD
Close of Campaigning Period April 3 11:59 PM N/A
Election Period Begins April 4 8:00 AM MyUI
Close of Elections April 5 5:00 PM MyUI

 

*Students interested in running for election are REQUIRED to attend one Candidate Interest Meeting, where the Election Commissioner will introduce UISG and explain the election process. If students are unavailable to attend because of a reasonable conflict, they must email the Election Commissioner beforehand to make alternative arrangements.

**Executive tickets intending to run for election are REQUIRED to submit a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent will be distributed at each of the Candidate Interest Meetings.

***Petitions are collections of undergraduate student signatures that attest to candidates eligibility to run for election. Executive tickets are REQUIRED to submit a petition of at least 300 signatures. Senators on a ticket and independent senators are REQUIRED to submit a petition of at least 75 signatures. 

Constituency Senator Elections

Event Date Time Location
Candidate Interest Meeting I* January 25 6:00 PM 301 VAN
Registration Begins January 25 8:00 PM SEC Engage Site
Candidate Interest Meeting II February 15 6:00 PM 301 VAN
Registration Ends February 25 5:00 PM SEC Engage Site
Approved Candidate Meeting March 1 6:00 PM TBD
Campaign Period Begins March 24 10:00 PM N/A
Independent and Constituency Senator Forum March 21 8:00 PM TBD
Close of Campaigning Period April 3 11:59 PM N/A
Election Period Begins April 4 8:00 AM TBD
Close of Elections April 5 5:00 PM TBD