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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

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

Student Body President, Vice President for Finance, and Vice President for Organizations

  • 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


Elections Timeline

date event
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: elections-board@lists.andrew.cmu.edu

Alternatively, you can compose a written letter and place it in our mailbox (Mailbox #37) in the UC