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Student Government Election Information

Spring 2021 Student Government General Election

The Student Government election will take place from Monday, February 15, 2021 through Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The election will decide your next Student Body President, Vice President and Senators who will represent you for the next academic year. All enrolled Texas State students are eligible to cast their votes. During the Spring 2021 Student Government Election, on-line polling will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16, and concluding on Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Results will be posted here after the voting period.

Student Government Election Filing

The filing period opens at 9:00 a.m. on the first class day of December and remains open until 5:00 p.m. on the first class day of the spring semester.

During the filing period, students interested in runing for office in the Student Government Election must complete the Student Government Election Filing Form.

Specific dates for the filing period may be found on the Student Government Election Timeline

Student Government Election Candidates

Student Government Election Debate

Candidates competing for the President and Vice President positions debate the issues at least one week before the voting period. Check out the Candidates webpage for time and location of this debate.

Expense Reporting

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Financial Disclosure Statements

Financial Disclosure Statement
Financial disclosure statements must be filed with the Election Board. Each candidate‚Äôs financial records must list identifying information (name, item, etc.) and amounts of each contribution and expenditure. The financial disclosure statements must contain all the expenses incurred by the candidate before and during the campaign period. Each financial disclosure statement must have all expenditure receipts attached.


Deadlines for Financial Disclosures

Three financial disclosure statements in total are due to the Election Board according to the deadlines listed below.

  1. 4:30 p.m., on the first day of the campaign period; and

  2. 4:30 p.m., on the last day of the second week of the campaign period; and

  3. 5:00 p.m., the day after the voting period ends.


Template for Financial Disclosures

Below is a EXAMPLE financial disclosure statement of information requested by the Election Board from the Student Government Election candidates. The Candidate Resources webpage provides the REQUIRED Financial Disclosure Form.

FAQs

Student Government Election Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Students may vote from their mobile devices. However, students risk the chance of not fully voting if the connection is dropped.

  • All students of every classification, regardless of their other Texas attributes, who are enrolled for any amount of credit hours at either the Round Rock or San Marcos campuses of Texas State University are allowed to vote.

  • The voting system is intended to be a secret ballot. Meaning, it only records that students cast their vote. Once students have logged into the voting system and have officially cast their vote another ballot cannot be created. This method is similar to state and national voting.

  • Students who have placed a "Privacy Hold" on their University records will not show up due to a request made by that student. Students must remove the "Privacy Hold" to show up as a write--in candidate. This process is done by the Office of the University Registrar located at JCK 111 or by calling 512-245-2367.

Student Government Election Timeline