election 2016

A.S.I. General Election is held each year during the Spring quarter. During this time, executive officers, college representatives, campus affairs, community affairs, and academic senators are elected to serve as your student government representatives. The DEADLINE to submit a Candidate Application online is Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5pm.

Step 1: Attend a "So You Want to Run Election Workshop"

election workshop

Wednesday, Jan 20 (3rd week)
U-SU El Monte Rm 311 3:20pm

Monday, Feb 8 (5th week)
Housing Phase II Lounge 6:30pm

Thursday, Feb 18 (7th week)
U-SU El Monte Rm 311 5:20pm


Step 2: Check out the Open Positions


Vice President for Administration

Vice President for Academic Governance

Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement

Vice President for Finance


College of Arts & Letters Representative (2 positions)

College of Business & Economics Representative (2 positions)

College of Health & Human Services Representative (2 positions)

College of Natural & Social Sciences (2 positions)

Charter College of Education Representative (2 positions)

College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology Representative (2 positions)

Campus Affairs Representative-at-Large

Community Affairs Representative-at-Large

Undergraduate Academic Senators (3 positions)

Graduate Academic Senators (2 positions)

Check out the A.S.I. Bylaws for a detailed listing
of position duties and committments. Click Here

Step 3: Submit a "Letter of Intent to Run for Office"

If you wish to pre-campaign you must sign and return the "Intent to Run for Office" Form BEFORE starting to pre-campaign to the A.S.I. Administrative Office, U-SU 203.Pre-campaigning is "Defined as campaigning unofficially prior to a candidate's eligibility has been verified by the Registrar's Office, and verification of completion of all candidacy requirements" (Elections Code of Procedures, Article IV, section 1).

Step 4: Do you meet the Requirements for Office?

General Applicant/Candidate Requirements:

Are you considered in GOOD STANDING with the University? (You must not be on academic, disciplinary or administrative probation.)
Have you been enrolled at Cal State L.A. for two (2) quarters prior to application?
Do you have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA during the last 12 months?
Are you available for scheduled meetings?
Do you agree to serve a minimum of two (2) hours per week physically in the A.S.I. Office? (Note: Board of Director applicants agree to be available for a minimum number of service hours per week in addition to office hours as outlined in the Board of Directors Code of Procedure)
If you are a Board of Director College Representative applicant, have you declared a major for the College position you are applying for and enrolled in at least one (1) course within the College? (Note: If you are a Charter College of Education Representative, have you declared a major in that College?

(Note: Board of Director applicants agree to be available for a minimum number of service hours per week in addition to office hours as outlined in the Board of Directors Code of Procedure)

Undergraduate applicants:

Have you earned at least nine (9) quarter units of academic credit per quarter at Cal State L.A. during the past 12 months prior to application (not including remedial courses)?
Will you be enrolled in at least nine (9) quarter units of academic credit during the quarter the appointment/election occurs?
Are you aware that you must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) units per quarter while in office?
Are you aware that you must maintain a 2.0 GPA each quarter while in office?
Have you earned less than 225-quarter units?

Graduate applicants:

If your BA/BS was received from Cal State L.A within the past 3 years, have you earned a total of eighteen (18) units during your last year as an undergraduate?
Have you earned at least eight (8) units per period of continuous attendance?
Will you be enrolled in at least four (4) quarter units during the term the appointment/election occurs?
Are you aware that you must maintain a minimum load of four (4) units per quarter?
Have you earned less than 75-quarter units?

Step 5: Review the Election Season Timeline of Important Dates

These are all of the mandatory and important dates to save as you begin your Candidate journey.

DEADLINE to submit Candidate Application Online is
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5pm

MANDATORY Candidate Elections Orientation & Briefing -
(Required for all candidates to attend at least one)

Thursday, April 14th at 3 pm in University Student Union Alhambra Room (305)
Friday, April 15th at 5 pm in University Student Union Alhambra Room (305)

Candidate Campaigning Period

This period depends on when an Intent to Run for Office and/or an Intent to Establish a Slate is submitted.
If no intents are submitted the official campaigning date starts on Monday, April 18, 2016 - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Debate Schedule

Debate One - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Time: 3:15 pm Location: King Hall Patio
Debate Two - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Time: 3:15 pm Location: Main Walkway (eagle statue)
Presidential & Executive Officers Debate -Thursday, April 21, 2016 Time: 3 pm Location: University Student Union Los Angeles Room BC (301)

Candidate Meet & Greet

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
U-SU Plaza, 5-7pm

A.S.I. Online General Elections - Monday, May 9 thru Wednesday, May 11

You can access your on-line ballot on Golden Eagle Territory (G.E.T.) beginning Monday, May 9 at 8 am until they close on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm.

You can vote on the Main Walkway Monday, May 9, Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11 between noon-4 pm

General Elections Results Announcement

Thursday, May 12, 2016 Time: 4 pm Location: TBA

Deadline to remove ALL campaign literature

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by 5 pm

Winners Roundtable Discussion

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3 pm Location: TBA

Inauguration 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5pm Location: U-SU Los Angeles Rm A

Training for Board of Directors

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 9am

Step 6: Submit an Application

To be an official candidate, you MUST complete the A.S.I. General Elections Application (with required forms) online between Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and Thursday, February 25, 2016

Online Application

Step 7: Eligibility Verification

The Registrar's office and the office of Student Affairs, checks and verifies eligibility (as outlined in the A.S.I. Board of Directors Code of Procedures) for all candidates that have submitted the A.S.I. General Elections Application. A letter is issued to inform applicants of their eligibility status. Once, eligibility is verified, the applicant is a step closer to being an official candidate. If deemed ineligible, the applicant has a five (5) business days to clear their eligibility.

Step 8: Attend a MANDATORY Candidate Briefing

Failure to attend a mandatory Candidate Briefing meeting, without prior arrangements (as outlined in the Elections Code, Article III, section 5), will lead to an automatic disqualification. Candidates can only attend 1 Workshop.

Date Location Time
Thursday, April 14 U-SU Alhambra Rm 305 3:00pm
Friday, April 15 U-SU Alhambra Rm 305 5:00pm

Step 9: Attend a MANDATORY Candidate Debate

Every candidate expected to run must participate in 1 of 3 debates. You will sign up for your debate date at the Mandatory Candidate Briefing

Date Location Time
Tuesday, April 19 King Hall Patio 3:15pm
Wednesday, April 20 Main Walkway (eagle statue) 3:15pm
Thursday, April 21 (Exec/Pres only) U-SU LA Room BC 3:00pm

Step 10: Campaign Season & Voting

Run a clean, honest, active campaign! - Follow all rules and regulations as outlined in the Election Code of Procedures. Campaigning period is from Monday, April 21, 2016 through Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Wednesday, May 4 (6th week)
Candidate Meet & Greet
U-SU Plaza
5-7 pm

Monday, May 9- Wed., May 11 (7th week)
General Election-Voting
The World via GET
8 am - 7 pm

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