Election Rules & Guidelines

Election Rules and Guidelines

  • All campaign material must be approved by the Office of Co-Curricular Programs.
  • Candidates are allowed a MAXIUM of 6 (six) posters campus wide.
    • A sheet counts as a poster. Sheets must be no larger than twin size. T-shirts count as a poster. If there are any questions, please ask.
  • No material may be distributed.
  • No campaign material may slander any other candidate.
  • All campaign material must be removed by the closing of poles on the second Election Day.
  • All posters must be posted in approved locations.
  • All candidates have the right to contest elections within 24 hours of the results being posted.
  • In order to vote, students must have a valid student ID and email address.
  • All candidates must meet GPA requirements set forth in the SGA Constitution.
  • No verbal soliciting of votes in the Union (Except for the Dining Hall and Hawk’s Nest) or on the Union patio.
  • No proxy or absentee ballots.
  • Winners will be announced upon conclusion of the second voting night. Results will be produced upon request to any member of the student body within 48 hours of the election.

It is impossible to foresee all possible incidents. Therefore, the Senior Executive Board reserves the right to make any additional decisions. Also, any infractions can result in either a vote deduction or disqualification. Minor infractions will be a 5 vote deduction. Unapproved posters or poster locations will be a 3 vote deduction. All other deductions and/or disqualifications are the hands of the Senior SGA Executive Board. Be aware that any slander of any other candidate will be treated with the utmost seriousness and will result in disqualification.

Posting Policy

The Posting policy is designed to balance the College’s commitment to free speech with concerns about campus aesthetics, to support communication and education about campus, local, and world events and issues, and at the same time delineate acceptable posting practices. The following guidelines will be strictly adhered to:

1. All posters and flyer must be approved with the stamp from the Co-Curricular

Programs Office in room 227 of the Wagner Union. Any not bearing the stamp of

approval will be removed and discarded.

2. Posters must not exceed 22” x 28”; Flyers are promotional materials printed on paper,

usually 8.5” x 11”.

3. Posters are to be placed only on bulletin boards.

4. No alcohol advertising is permitted on the campus.

5. A limited number of flyers may be approved for posting. Flyers to be posted in the

Wagner Union must be left with the Co-Curricular Programs Office to be posted by staff.

6. Posters may not be taped to bulletin boards; only thumbtacks are to be used.

7. All posters and flyers must be removed 24 hours after the event. The group presenting

the event is responsible for removal of all posters and flyers.

8. No item may be posted for more than 30 days.

9. Sheets are to be hung in the Dining Hall only in the designated area, must be no larger

than twin size, and must be sponsored by a registered student organization.

10. The number of flyers that shall be run off at any one time shall not exceed 50. This

will be upheld by the Copy Center and other offices on campus; the only exception to this

will be made by the Co-Curricular Programs Office.

11. Sheets, posters, and flyers shall not be placed in the following areas:

  • on cars
  • on or under doors
  • in mailboxes
  • on buildings and trees
  • on walls
  • on windows
  • on top of previously posted material
  • on lamp posts
  • on Trautmann Square

12. Flyers may be left at the Reception Desk in the residence halls.

13. Registered student organizations may use a “clothesline” format for posting

educational materials, either on the third floor of the Union next to the Bookstore or on

the second floor in the mailbox area. Reservation of these spaces is done through the

Office of Co-Curricular Programs.

14. Registered student organizations may reserve the use of a table to be placed on the

Union Patio. The student organization will be responsible for set-up and take-down of

the table and folding chairs (storage in the Career Development Center). Atrium

furniture is not allowed on the Patio. Reservation of the Patio is done through the Office

of Co-Curricular Programs.

15. Any group consistently violating these guidelines will be denied posting privileges for one semester.