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2016 Freshman and Graduate Senate Elections

 Election Ratification: 

The Student Government Association encourages each and every student on campus to participate in SGA elections. Whether it’s running for an SGA position, or voting for one, this is your way to have a direct impact on what happens on this campus.

If you have suggestions, ideas, or concerns about things that happen on our campus, then we encourage you to get involved in SGA elections. SGA is for the students, and we do our best to make sure that we are working for what YOU want, but we need your input as well. Help elect representatives that will continue to positively affect this campus!

SGA Elections will take place September 6th - 8th, 2016. Ratfication will be held on September 9th at 4:00 pm in Claxton Room 103.

How Can I Vote? You can vote for SGA representatives by going to, and following the “SGA Elections” link at the bottom of the page.

How do SGA Elections Work?  The Student Government Association conducts the SGA elections and works in conjunction with the SGA Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules.  Elections and referenda of SGA conform to the Electoral Act, provided these procedures do not conflict with the SGA Constitution, By-Laws and/or Standing Rules.

How Are Elections Ratified? The Internal Affairs Committee is responsible for retaining and counting write-in votes of the SGA election. All votes are counted as soon as possible, and a quorum of Internal Affairs members must be present to ratify election votes. The counting of votes is open to the public, and we encourage any student to attend the vote-counting.

What happens in the case of a recount or run-off? The Internal Affairs Committee or the Student Tribunal may order a recount within twenty-four hours of certification. If a run-off election is necessary, it will be held within 10 days and no write-in votes are allowed.  

Lane Chisenhall

SGA Chief Justice, Internal Affairs Chair