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 2016 Student Government Elections are here! Qualifying & Slating for Senate candidates will be:
Sunday, January 24th from Noon - 6pm
Monday, January 25th from 9am - 7pm
Tuesday,January 26th from 9am - 5pm
Qualifying & Slating occurs in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The SG Elections will be held on February 16th & 17th from 8:30am-8:30pm. Also please note the deadline for all Absentee Ballot requests (for satellite campuses, online students, students who cannot vote at a polling location, etc) is 5pm on February 3rd. Check sg.ufl.edu/elections for more information or contact the Supervisor of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Active campaigning begins Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the end of the informational meeting and continues until February 17, 2016. 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
Spring 2016 Election Dates
February 16th and 17th, 2016
Spring 2016 Important Dates
Spring 2016 Contingency Plan
Fall 2016 Election Dates
Tentatively September 27th and 28th, 2016
FOR THE VOTER
Absentee Ballot Application - Will be available starting January 5, 2016.
Spring 2016 Polling Locations Map
Spring 2016 Polling Locations
Spring 2016 Candidates
What ballot do I get?
View Sample Ballots
Is Your Local Address Correct for the Fall 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