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Elections

During the Spring General Elections, the Student Senate Election Commission is established as a non-partisan body to ensure a fair elections process. The commission sets all deadlines and polling dates, establishes voting methods for students, coordinates debates, and oversees any campaign violations and investigations. Members are appointed to their positions prior to election season. 

Elections Commission

Garrett Farlow, chair
Harrison Baker

The Elections Commission is still taking applications for the 2017 Election. If interested, please complete this application and submit it to the Student Senate Chief of Staff in the Kansas Union, SILC room 410. Direct all membership questions to senatecos@ku.edu.

Violations

To submit a violation, please complete the Code Violation Complaint Form and email it to election@ku.edu or submit it to the Memorial Unions Administrative Office during regularly scheduled business hours.

Elections Schedule

February 2 – Official coalition registration may begin

February 6 – Students may begin filing with the Elections Commission

March 6 – Organization visits may begin

March 6 – Campaign materials may be distributed

March 20, 5:00 PM – Filing deadline for Presidential/Vice-Presidential tickets

March 20 – Chalking may begin

March 27, 5:00 PM – Filing deadline for Senatorial candidates running with a coalition

March 27, 5:00 PM – Coalition Charter due

April 3, 5:00 PM – Filing deadline for independent Senatorial candidates

April 3 – Passive Tabling may begin

April 12 – Active Tabling begins

April 126:00 AM – Polls officially open

April 13, 4:00 PM – Polls officially close

April 17, 5:00 PM – All campaign materials must be removed

 

For any questions, please see the FAQ. Further comments or inquiries should be sent to the Elections Commission at election@ku.edu


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