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 Fall 2015 Student Government Elections are here! Qualifying & Slating for Senate candidates will be:
Wednesday, September 2nd from Noon - 6pm
Thursday, September 3rd from Noon - 8pm
Friday, September 4th from 9am - 2pm
Tuesday, September 8th from 9am - 5pm
Qualifying & Slating occurs in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The SG Elections will be held on September 29th and 30th from 8:30am-8:30pm. Also please note the deadline for all Absentee Ballot requests for satellite campuses is 5pm on September 16th. Check sg.ufl.edu/elections for more information.
Active campaigning begins Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at the end of the informational meeting and continues until September 30th, 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 2nd floor of the Reitz Union in Room 2365.
Supervisor of Elections
Campaign Expense Reports
Public Reprimand Issued by Election Commission
Fall 2015 Election Dates
September 29th and 30th
Fall 2015 Important Dates
Fall 2015 Contingency Plan
Spring 2016 Election Dates
Tentatively February 16th and 17th, 2016
FOR THE VOTER
Absentee Ballot Application
Fall 2015 Polling Locations Map
Fall 2015 PROPOSED Polling Locations
Fall 2015 Candidates
What ballot do I get?
View Sample Ballots
Is Your Local Address Correct for the Spring 2016 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
Regulations regarding Email and Gator Nights!
Letter from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Student Body President
Those looking for more information concerning qualifying or running for office should attend the September 1st Informational Meeting at 6:30pm in the Arredondo Cafe.
Referendum Cover Sheet
Referendum Signature Sheet
Declaration of Independent Candidacy
Mandatory Meeting Excuse Form
Fair Market Value Form
Slate Template for Political Parties
Petition for President & Vice President Candidates
Petition for Treasurer Candidates