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Fall 2016 SGA/SAB Intent to Run

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Student Government Association: 11 Senator at Large positions

Student Activities Board: 5 Representative at Large positions

  • If interested in joining SAB one must attend an SAB informational in order for your application to be considered.  Informational Dates: September 7th & 12th at 2pm in the Cane River Room.

FILINGS OPEN: September 2 at 12:00pm
FILINGS CLOSE: September 13 at 3:00pm

CANDIDATE SEMINAR: September 13 at 6:00pm in the SGA Conference Room (Location may change)

CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS:

SECTION 3- CAMPAIGINING
A. Campaigning shall begin on the first day of filing as established by the Election Board and shall continue until the conclusion of the general and runoff Student Body election. Campaigning shall be defined as any paraphernalia, material, and written or verbal statement or action designed to promote a candidate or nominee to be elected for a particular position by soliciting votes either explicitly or implicitly.

B. There shall be no limit on the amount of money a candidate for elected office may spend on campaign materials. Nominees for Homecoming Honor Court and Mr. and Miss Northwestern State University may not spend any money to secure votes for these positions.

C. There shall be no campaigning on the part of nominees for Homecoming Honor Court and Mr. and Miss Northwestern State University including the posting of the election link. The Election Board may choose to create a graphic depicting those who were nominated, if so, the nominees may share this, and only this graphic in regards to the election.

D. Candidates for elected office or their campaign workers shall not engage in any campaigning activity that misleading, deceptive, demeaning, slanderous, or libelous.

E. All printed campaign materials must first be approved by the Election Board. Candidates for elected office and may post any signage and hand out any materials they wish as long as they adhere to the Election Code and all rules and regulations of Northwestern State University.

F. The Student Government Association logo shall not be used in any campaign materials.

G. Any campaigning that takes place on social media by a candidate or a campaign worker shall be subject to the Election Code and must be in compliance with University regulations governing the use of electronic media.

H. This use of any University or State owned property is strictly prohibited by State law and the Election Code. Any candidate found in violation of this provision from the Election Board shall be immediately disqualified. Examples of this include: the library, computer labs, university owned computers, software, and printers in offices, etc. The Print Shop on campus may be used to print campaign materials.

I. If the Election Board designates voting stations, there shall not be campaigning within fifty (50) feet of a voting station.

SECTION 4- CANDIDATE SEMINAR
A. The Election Board shall hold a Candidate Seminar within two (2) class days of filings closing to review the Election Code, explain the election process, and answer any questions of all candidates and nominees that will be on the election ballot. The date and time of the Candidate Seminar shall be made known to the candidates and nominees at the time of filings.

B. The candidates, campaign workers, and nominees are not required to attend but they will be responsible for following the rules and regulations set forth in this Code. Failure to attend the Candidate Seminar shall not be an acceptable excuse for violating the Election Code. Candidates and Nominees may send a representative that is approved by the Election Board Chair. 

To review all election rules and regulations, please view the SGA ELECTION CODE


This form closed on September 13, 2016 3:00 PM CDT