Prospective Candidate Information

Thank you for your interest in running for an elected position on the Student Government Association or Class Boards. This page has a step by step outline on how to become an official candidate.

  • Refer to the official requirements for the position you are interested in being elected (Class Board positions or SGA Positions)
  • Attend an information session* held by the ACE Committee (See below for Spring 2016 sessions for SGA and Class Board positions).

Students who will be going abroad in the 2016-2017 academic year are not permitted to run. The term for each available position is one full academic year. 

  • Ask questions! Read the official candidate packet (only given out at information sessions)
  • Submit campaign materials by the deadline
  • Actively campaign and encourage your peers to vote
  • Attend Meet the Candidates Night

Email SGA-All-Campus-Elections-g with any/all of your questions. 

Spring 2016 Information Sessions

 

Information Sessions 
(Must attend 1)

Date

Time/Location

Session 1

Tuesday, March 1st

4:00-7:15pm
Cleveland L-3

Session 2

Friday, March 4th

1:00-2:15pm
Cleveland L-3

Session 3

Monday, March 7th

 7:30-8:45pm
Cleveland L-3

Session 4

Wednesday, March 8th

12-2pm
Blanchard 227

 

SGA & Class Board Elections Timeline

Wednesday March 23rd  - Use List Below as Check List
Candidate 
Application Packet Due by Noon to the Office of Student Programs (327 Blanchard):

  • Candidate Certification Form
  • Petition (Class Board – signed by 50 classmates, SGA – Signed 100 MHC students)
  • FERPA Release signed
  • Personal Statement (emailed as Word Doc to emobrien@mtholyoke.edu)

Thursday March 24th

  • Candidate Campaigning begins (see guidelines for campaigning policies):
  • All Campus Elections Committee will do all official campaigning in Blanchard and control all Facebook events.

 

Tuesday March 29th
Meet the Candidates Night - 7:30pm at Senate in the Blanchard Great Room.

  • Each candidate or their proxy is required to attend Meet the Candidates Night
  • Candidate will prepare and present a two minute speech on why they are running for their position
  • Question & Answer session will follow the speeches
  • Candidates currently studying abroad may submit up to a two minute video to be shown at this event and have their proxy answer questions on your behalf.  Alternately, their proxy may present a speech the candidate prepared. 

Thursday March 31st

  • Online Voting polls open at Noon

 

Friday April 8th

  • Online Voting polls close at Noon
  • Campaigning ends at Noon
  • Expense form and all receipts due to Student Programs by 5:00pm (327 Blanchard) 

 

Tuesday April 12th

  • Election Results announced at Senate at 7:30pm in the Blanchard Great Room

 

 

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