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Elect@CMU| Carnegie Mellon's student voting application
Polls Closed on Monday, April 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM. Check back soon for results!
Official Rules and Petitions
Below you will find an abbreviated copy of the official rules for the Spring 2019 General Election.For a complete list of rules, visit the downloads section of this page or contact the elections board.
- To be eligible to run in the 2019 elections, you must create a petition via the online petition form, which will be available starting on 12:00 AM on Thursday, February 21.
- You will be notified via e-mail regarding the status of your petition within 2 business days of completion.
- No petitions will be accepted after 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 7.
- There will be an optional information session for all candidates running for Student Government Executive Office on Friday, March 1 at 4-5PM in DH2210.
- There will be a mandatory rules meeting March 5 at 5:00pm in Tepper Simmons Auditorium B for all candidates running for Student Government Executive Office.
Candidate Eligibility Requirements
- Any student who is enrolled in a degree seeking program for the Spring 2019 semester is eligible to run for a seat in the Undergraduate Student Senate or an Executive Office.
- You may begin campaigning at any time.
Running for Senate
- You must be a member (or pending transfer) of the college you intend to represent in the Undergraduate Student Senate.
- To be listed on the election ballot for Student Senate, you must submit a petition with at least 25 signatures from undergraduate members of your college who are enrolled in the Spring 2019 semester.
- Note that SHS/BXA count as one school, and students from those colleges cannot sign petitions for students in DC, CFA, CS or MCS.
- The random alphanumeric used for breaking ties in Senate elections is: xy5291zrotni376jh8fdb0gp4leqcuwaskvm
Running for Executive Office
- To be listed on the election ballot for one of these positions, you must submit a petition with at least 100 signatures from graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in a degree seeking program for the 2019 Spring Semester.
- You may begin campaigning at any time
- Negative campaigning is highly discouraged
- Any slanderous or libelous campaigning is subject to relevant state statutes and University Disciplinary Committee proceedings.
- Please refer to the Graffiti and Poster Policy as it relates to postering, chalking, etc. on campus
- Please refer to the Residence Hall Poster Distribution in order to poster in the Residential and Greek Houses
- Official Student Government Election Rules
- Slides from Rules Meeting will be published after Rules Meeting
|February 21 at 12:00am||Petitions Open|
|Friday March 1 at 4pm in DH 2210||Candidate Info Session|
|March 7 at 6:00pm||Petition Deadline|
|March 5 at 5:00pm in Tepper Simmons Auditorium B||Candidate Rules Meeting|
|March 29 at 6:00pm||Platform Deadline|
|See Below||Tartan Debates|
|March 29 at 8:00am||Elections Begin|
|April 1 at 6:00pm||Elections End|
|April 4||Ratification Meeting|
Tartan Debates Schedule
Will be conducted on Tuesday, March 26
(could possibly move depending
on room confirmation/availability of candidates).
More details will be announced soon.
Contact the Elections Board
The easiest way to contact the elections board is via our dlist: email@example.com
Alternatively, you can compose a written letter and place it in our mailbox (Mailbox #37) in the UC