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Are you interested in getting involved with SGA for the 2017-2018 school year?  You do not need to JOIN the SGA Elections portal to apply.  Unfortunately, the election ballot deadline has expired and applications to run for election are no longer being accepted.  However, there are some positions that did not receive enough applications or vacancies are expected. If you would like to apply to fill a vacancy, please complete the 2017-2018 SGA Vacancy Application - all campuses, available positions form

Dear Students,

With Perimeter College now a part of Georgia State, the role of SGA’s Election Commission is more important than ever. As part of their responsibility to organize and execute the process of electing SGA Officers, they will need to educate the Atlanta campus students on the new positions that will be available to them. A Presidential election will be held on all 6 Georgia State campuses and it will be coordinated by a committee made up of the Election Commission Chairs from each campus.  The elections for all other positions will be campus-specific, so that the Atlanta Campus Election Commission will be hosting elections for the Executive Vice President, Speaker of the Senate and Senators from the academic colleges and each Perimeter campus will host an election for their Executive Vice President, Speaker of the Senate and Senators from their specific campus.

Unlike previous years, when SGA involvement meant that you couldn’t serve on the commission, we believe that knowledge of SGA can be a tremendous asset to help the commission to recruit more individuals to run for office, as well as have reasons why students should vote. However, if you are selected for the commission you are not able to run for a position and must not engage in any activity that would favor a particular candidate or candidates.

Sincerely,

Boyd Beckwith
SGA Elections Commission Advisor

Portal Information

Description

The Elections Commission is an independent student-led entity. The
commission’s purpose is to administer elections for the Georgia State University Student Government Association. The Elections Commission accepts applications from students wishing to run for office, maintains guidelines surrounding candidates' campaign processes, oversees candidates to ensure adherence to the Elections Code and university policy, works with the appropriate offices to maintain the online voting system, promotes and executes a fair election cycle, and publishes the results of the elections. It is the commission’s continuing goal to provide the Georgia State University Student Body with just and fair Student Government Elections and to promote increased student participation in every aspect of the elections.

Composition of the Commission
The Elections Commission will be composed of Georgia State University that meet Student Leader Requirements as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Commission members are not eligible to run in the Elections or be affiliated with a student political party. Election Commission Officers must commit 20 hours a month for 4 months (January - April). Commissioners having close personal relationships with candidates will be asked to step down for the election cycle by a majority vote of remaining commissioners. The Commission is advised by SGA Advisors and the SGA Administrative Coordinator.

Authority of the Commission
The Elections Commission is granted authority by the Student Government Association to preside over the election of executive cabinet and senator position.

Category

Departmental

President Name

Usra D. Mohamed

Public Organization Email

This email will be visible on the public OrgSync site.

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

If your organization has multiple advisors, please list the advisor you want authorized to approve campus requests (i.e. room reservations, funding applications, etc)

Gail Sutton

Faculty/Staff Advisor Email
Organization Purpose Statement

The Elections Commission is an independent student-led entity. The
commission’s purpose is to administer elections for the Georgia State University Student Government Association. The Elections Commission accepts applications from students wishing to run for office, maintains guidelines surrounding candidates' campaign processes, oversees candidates to ensure adherence to the Elections Code and university policy, works with the appropriate offices to maintain the online voting system, promotes and executes a fair election cycle, and publishes the results of the elections. It is the commission’s continuing goal to provide the Georgia State University Student Body with just and fair Student Government Elections and to promote increased student participation in every aspect of the elections.

Composition of the Commission
The Elections Commission will be composed of Georgia State University students who meet the Student Leader Requirements as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Commission members are not eligible to run in the Elections or be affiliated with a student political party. Election Commission Officers must commit 20 hours a month for 4 months (January - April). Commissioners having close personal relationships with candidates will be asked to step down for the election cycle by a majority vote of remaining commissioners. The Commission is advised by the SGA Advisors and the SGA Administrative Coordinator.

Authority of the Commission
The Elections Commission is granted authority by the Student Government Association to preside over the election of executive cabinet and senator position.

Select your organization's primary membership demographic

Both Undergraduate & Graduate

Total Organization Members

50,000

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

Composition of the Commission
Students who apply to serve on the Elections Commission must meet the Student Leader Requirements as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The is an Election Commission Chair and 4 member positions. Applications are accepted through OrgSync, and interviews are held with a Student Judicial Board Liaison, the SGA Administrative Coordinator and the SGA Advisor. Commission members are not eligible to run in the Elections or be affiliated with a student political party. Election Commission Officers must commit 20 hours a month for 4 months (January - April). Commissioners having close personal relationships with candidates will be asked to step down for the election cycle by a majority vote of remaining commissioners.

Authority of the Commission
The Elections Commission is granted authority by the Student Government Association to preside over the election of executive cabinet and senator position.

Are members required to pay dues to particpate?

No

Administrator Use Only
Fee Council this organization belongs to:

Department Funded