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AS Officers and USU Board of Directors Spring Elections

Welcome to the official website for the AS 2019-2020 Student Leadership Elections! Associated Students isn’t only for people interested in politics or government. Anyone and everyone who has had a meaningful CSUN experience and is passionate about being a student leader to create more meaningful CSUN experiences for themselves and others is the perfect candidate for Associated Students.  AS Elections are held each year during the spring semester. During this time, officers are elected to serve as the student government for CSUN. These positions include the AS President, Vice President, and Senators to represent All colleges, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Questions or comments? Please, direct all inquires to the AS Chair of Elections at chairofelections@csunas.org , call the AS offices at (818) 677-2477 , or visit the AS offices located in the USU next to the Grand Salon.  For more information about the  University Student Union Board of Directors , please visit  csun.edu/usu/elections .

Elections Calendar

Mandatory Candidate photo Session: Wednesday, March4that 5:00pm, at the Altadena Room.

Mandatory Candidate Orientation: Wednesday, March 4that 5:00pm, at the Altadena Room.

                                                            (Either candidate or campaign manager must attend orientation.)

Candidate ballot bios due:   No later than Wednesday, March 5th, by Noon to the Chair of Elections.

President/Vice President Debate and Candidate Open Mic

Tuesday, March 26, 12:30 pm (All Pres/VP candidates must attend.  All other candidates encouraged to attend for “open Mic” speeches.

 Grand Salon (USU)

                                                           

Elections – onlineWednesday, April 3 8:00 am through Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm

  • Voting stations:   Bookstore, Sierra Lawn, Arbor Grill
  •  Wednesday, April 3 8 am – 6 pm
  •   Thursday, April 4 8 am – 6 pm

 

Election Results Party:  Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm – USU Thousand Oaks room

Financial statements due: Friday, April 5 at Noon

Candidate formal complaints due: Friday, April 5 at Noon

Senate accepts election results: Monday, April 15

 

STREET TEAM CALENDAR:

Applications available: Monday, February 18 at Noon.

Applications Due: Friday, March 1 at Noon

Street Team Trainings:                          

  • Wednesday, March 27 at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 pm
  •  Monday, April 1, 8 am – 6 pm
  •  Tuesday, April 2, 8 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3, 7 am – 8 pm
  •  Thursday, April 4, 7 am – 8 pm

 

 

NOTE:

  • Monday, March 4, 2019 – Last day for Senate to approve Referenda for the Spring 2019 Ballot (28 days prior to election)
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 – Last day for USU to give AS their list of candidates for the ballot.
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 – Last day for Senate to approve survey questions for the Spring 2019 Ballot (14 days prior to election).
  • Monday, March 18 – Last day for USU to give AS pictures and bios for the ballot.

Important Ballot Information

  1. Students of the TSENG College of Extended Learning do not pay AS/USU fees, and are not eligible to vote in these elections.  If you did not receive a link, this may be why.
  2. If you did not receive a link and you believe you are eligible to vote, please contact 677-2477.
  3. All students eligible to vote will be able to vote for:  AS President/Vice President, and up to five (5) candidates for the USU Board of Directors.
  4. Students will only be able to vote for two types of senators:
    1. Up to two (2) senators representing the academic college they are enrolled in;
    2. Up to two (2) senators representing their academic division (upper, lower or graduate) as of the date of the election.
  • Students WILL NOT be able to vote in any other senate races.
  • Students who are enrolled as having DOUBLE MAJORS will be able to vote for Senate representatives in BOTH their majors.

Electronic Elections Packet: Forms, Codes, and Policies

Once you have filed for candidacy, make sure to submit the following paperwork to the AS offices or by email to chairofelections@csunas.org by the listed deadlines. Any forms not filed or filed without proper signatures/information could disqualify you from candidacy.


 

Finance Forms – Due Friday, April 5 at 4pm

Statement of Financial Disclosure Form - Shows the amount of money spent towards candidates’ campaigns. Accompanying receipts to purchases must be submitted with the completed form. Required EVEN IF no money was spent.

Monetary Donation Disclosure Form - Shows the amount of money received by a candidate/campaign. Required EVEN IF no money was received as donation.


 

Inappropriate Elections Conduct Forms

Formal Complaint Form - Use this form if you wish to file a complaint against an opposing candidate/slate. The Elections Committee will then deliberate upon the charge and determine the appropriate course of action. The last day complaint forms will be accepted is Friday, April 14 at 4pm.


 

Policies and Codes

AS Constitution - reference for officer qualifications and eligibility requirements.

AS General Elections Code - reference for rules on candidacy and filing, campaigning guidelines, the elections process, etc.

CSUN Student Conduct Code - reference for guidelines on permitted campaign behavior.

MIC Material Distribution Policies - reference for rules on material/publicity distribution such as permitted and restricted locations, types of permitted publicity, material approval process, etc.

MIC Material Posting Policies - reference for rules on material/publicity posting such as permitted and restricted locations, types of permitted publicity, material approval process, etc.