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Elections

Student Government elections are held in the Spring and Fall of each year. The Executive Branch and Senators (by College) are elected in the Spring. In the Fall, Senators are elected according to living areas (on campus, off campus and family housing).  

To qualify to run in the elections, a student must fill out the appropriate forms with the Supervisor of Elections.

The Spring 2015 Student Government Elections are here!  Qualifying & Slating for Senate and Executive candidates will be February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Qualifying & Slating occurs in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom from Noon-4pm on the 1st, 9am-6:30pm on the 2nd, 9am-5pm on the 3rd.  The SG Elections will be held on February 24th and 25th from 8:30am-8:30pm. Also please note the deadline for all Absentee Ballot requests for satellite campuses is 5pm on February 11th. Check sg.ufl.edu/elections for more information.

Active campaigning begins January 27th, 2015 at the end of the informational meeting and continues until February 25th, 2015. A student can run as an independent candidate or they can slate with a party.  

50 Senators representing the various residence halls and zip codes surround the University of Florida are elected in the Fall. The Student Body President, Vice President, Treasurer, and 50 Senators representing the various academic colleges are elected in the Spring. All officials elected serve for a one year term. Voting takes place for two days at various polling locations on campus. Student must have a photo ID to vote and know their UF ID number or have their Gator 1 card. If you have any questions you can contact the Supervisor of Elections or the SG Office on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union.

Supervisor of Elections
Hans Rojas
elections@sg.ufl.edu


HISTORY
 
Election Results
Campaign Expense Reports
Public Reprimand Issued by Election Commission


Spring 2015 Election Dates
February 24th and 25th
8:30AM-8:30PM
Runoff (if needed): March 10th and 11th
Spring 2015 Important Dates
Spring 2015 Contingency Plan

Fall 2015 Election Dates
Tentatively September 29th & 30th, 2015


FOR THE VOTER
Absentee Ballot Application
Fall 2014 Polling Locations Map
Fall 2014 Polling Locations
Spring 2015 Candidates
What ballot do I get?
View Sample Ballots

Is Your Local Address Correct for the Spring 2015 Elections?
Each Fall, Student Government coordinates with the Registrar's Office to gather local address information so you receive the correct ballot on election day. To verify your local address, please visit www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/addresschange.html  and follow the bulleted instructions at the top of the page.


FOR THE CANDIDATE

Election codes
Regulations regarding Email and Gator Nights!
Letter from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Student Body President

FORMS

Referendum Cover Sheet
Referendum Signature Sheet
Declaration of Independent Candidacy
Mandatory Meeting Excuse Form
Fair Market Value Form
Complaint Form
Slate Template for Political Parties
Petition for President & Vice President Candidates
Petition for Treasurer Candidates

 

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