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Applications Open for Board of Elections Commissioners

Board of Elections Commissioners

Student Government is seeking applicants to serve on the Board of Elections. There are four (4) positions open on the Board. The Board of Elections assists in the advertisement and administration of Student Government elections. Questions or concerns? Contact the appointing official: Student Senate President Miles Calzini at

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens — November 14, 2022
  • Application Closes — November 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Position Interviews — November 28, 2022 – December 2, 2022

Statutory Requirements

Per Statutes §6-2.2. Board of Elections

  • Four (4) Board appointments shall be made by the incoming Student Body President no later than one week prior to the first Student Senate meeting of a new session, for a term beginning on spring commencement and ending the spring commencement one year hence.

Per Statutes §6-2.6 Duties of Commissioners include:

  • Hear all allegations that a candidate or candidates have violated campaign rules
  • Provide a governing interpretation of the regulations of this chapter or the Elections Handbook upon request of any candidate, campaign, or Student Government Official
  • Remove unqualified candidates from the ballot once verifying the lack of qualification
  • Certify petitions for Student Body Referenda
  • Grant or deny ballot access to College Councils not inconsistent with Senate decisions on the same access
  • Adopt a budget of funds appropriated to the Board of Elections
  • Hear appeals of an election
  • Certify the elections results
  • Review and modify reported monetary values of expensed campaign materials
  • Successfully implement all rules and activities expressed in the Elections Handbook

Additional Requirements:

  • Make rulings on elections decisions in an ethical, objective, and unbiased manner
  • Promote Elections information, candidate eligibility and information, and voting information
  • Work as a Board to publish meeting minutes, hearing decisions, and elections result information in a timely and accessible manner

Eligibility Requirements

A minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average at time of election/appointment is required. Students must be in good academic and conduct standing with the university (REG Please see below on how to be exempted from this requirement and the waiver process.

a) If at the time of election/appointment, a student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.5, he or she may appeal to the organization advisor for special dispensation. After reviewing the student’s academic record, if the organization advisor considers that the student’s taking on the new leadership role will not adversely affect the student’s academic progress, the organization advisor may approve the student’s candidacy. The student would then be required to receive his or her academic advisor’s approval before being fully declared eligible for the position.

b) If a student leader’s semester GPA drops below 2.5 any semester during his or her service, the student must develop a recovery strategy that meets the organization advisor’s and the student’s academic advisor’s approval. Organization advisors will also encourage the student to take advantage of tutorial and other academic support services available on campus. The recovery strategy may include probationary status or suspension from the leadership position for a minimum of one semester.

c) Student leaders who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA standard must meet with the organization advisor within four weeks to develop a recovery strategy, if appropriate.