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* January 24 6:00 PM Nebraska Room IMU
Letter of Intent Due** January 31 5:00 PM 145 IMU
Candidate Interest Meeting* February 14 6:00 PM Nebraska Room IMU
Petition and Bond Due*** February 23 5:00 PM 145 IMU
Approved Candidate Meeting February 28 7:00 PM Divine Nine Room IMU
Campaign Period Begins March 18 10:00 PM N/A

Vice Presidential Debate

March 22 8:00 PM Shambaugh Auditorium LIB
Independent Senator Forum March 26 7:00 PM Hubbard Commons IMU
Election Period Begins March 28 8:00 AM MyUI
Presidential Debate March 25 8:00 PM Shambaugh Auditorium LIB
Campaign and Election Periods End March 29 5:00 PM MyUI
Election Results Announcement March 30 5:00 PM Hubbard Commons IMU
Inauguration April 28 1:00 PM University Club

 *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. Bonds are $100 holds on candidates' UBills that will be used for fines if the Election Code is violated by candidates. All candidates are REQUIRED to submit a bond. The bond will be cleared if not violations occur.

Constituency Senator Elections

Event Date Time Location
Candidate Interest Meeting February 12 7:00 PM Academics Room IMU
Registration Begins February 14 12:00 AM Online
Registration Ends March 2 11:59 PM Online
Approved Candidate Meeting March 5 7:00 PM Old Capitol Room IMU
Campaign Period Begins March 18 10:00 PM N/A
Constituency Senator Forum March 21 8:00 PM Hubbard Commons IMU
Elections March 26-29 TBD TBD
Campaign Period Ends March 29 5:00 PM N/A
Inauguration April 28 1:00 PM University Club