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Important Dates & Deadlines


Application for candidacy

These steps must be completed by 4:00PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. 

Grant for Students Seeking Election

ASI offers a grant for students seeking to run for office. ASI will award up to 7 grants, each worth up to $125 as reimbursement of campaign costs. The purpose of this grant is to promote and acknowledge students who are active and involved in the Sac State Campus Community. This grant will reduce financial barriers to students seeking to run for office in ASI Elections. The ASI Election Grant may only be utilized for items that must be claimed on the Campaign Expenditure report form and meet all ASI Election Code Standards. Students may apply for the 2019 ASI Election Grant in the Candidate Application. The deadline to apply is 4:00PM on Friday, March 8, 2019.


Mandatory Candidate Workshop

Candidates must attend one of the workshops as scheduled below* prior to the filing deadline of the Candidate Election Application, on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM. Candidates must attend the full workshop presentation, so arrive on time!

*Per Elections Code IV.C 1) Candidate workshops are mandatory for all candidates prior to the deadline for filing Candidate Elections Packets; 2) Failure to attend a mandatory workshop will result in ineligibility to run for office; 3) If a candidate is unable to meet during scheduled times, the candidate may contact the Executive Director for special arrangements. Special arrangements are contingent on the Executive Director’s availability. 4) Candidates will only be posted as eligible to campaign when the workshop is completed and all other requirements are met.

Candidate Workshop 2019

must attend one presentation
Date Time Day Location
February 28, 2019 9:00AM-10:00AM Thursday UU, Capital Room
March 6, 2019 5:00PM-6:00PM Wednesday Sequoia Hall 311, ASI Government Conference Room
March 7, 2019 1:00PM-2:00PM Thursday UU, Sequoia Room

Mandatory VPSA Workshop for Eligible Candidates

After being notified of eligibility by the ASI Executive Director, potential candidates must attend this mandatory workshop with the Vice President of Student Affairs. Following completion of this workshop, potential candidates will receive their final approval and notice of eligibility to run for office.

Must Attend One Presentation
Date Time Day Location
March 14, 2019 11:00 AM Thursday Riverview Hall, Conference Room A & B
March 14, 2019 5:00 PM Thursday Riverview Hall, Conference Room A & B

Candidate Photo Shoot

After being deemed eligible for candidacy, candidates must have their photo taken by ASI to be uploaded into the Voter Booklet and Voting Ballot. Presidential Tickets should have their photos taken together. If a candidate is unable to make it during the allotted time window, a silhouette will be posted in place of their photo within the Voter Booklet and Voting Ballot. Candidates will not be allowed to submit their own photos.

Date Time Day Location
March 25, 2019 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday To Be Announced

Optional Candidate Events

These optional candidates events are great opportunities for candidates to share ideas and plans with the students of Sacramento State. This is your opportunity to present yourself to the voters; make sure you take advantage of these opportunities.

Monday, March 25, 2019 Coffee & Candidates UU — Redwood Room 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Stingers Up Social Riverview Hall, Conference Room A&B  4:00PM  –  6:00PM
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 Servery Candidate Meet and Greet Servery 5:00PM  –  7:00PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2019 Election Kick Off Party UU — Ballroom 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Thursday, April 10, 2019 Elections Results Party The WELL, Terrace Suite 7:30PM – 9:00PM


ASI Elections Executive Candidate Forums

During the Executive Candidate Forums, executive candidates will have the opportunity to answer a few questions about the positions they are running for, describe their experience, and what they plan to do once in office if elected. Before you make any final decisions join us during the forums which will all take place in the University Union. All forum dates are detailed below.


April 2

Candidate Forum: Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of University Affairs, Vice President of Finance UU, Auburn Room 12:00PM – 1:00PM

April 4

Presidential Ticket Candidate Form UU, Lobby Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


To provide Candidates with consistent exposure to their constituency ASI has replaced the Director Candidate Forums with the Stingers up Social.  Information on this event is located above in: “optional candidate events”.


Campaign Expenditure Form
2019 Presidential Ticket Campaign Expenditure Form (Must be turned in personally, even if no expenses) ASI Government Office, University Union, 3rd Floor Monday, April 15, 2019, 4:00PM
2019 Independent Candidate Campaign Expenditure Form (Must be turned in personally, even if no expenses) ASI Government Office, University Union, 3rd Floor Monday, April 15, 2019, 4:00PM


Election Complaint – If Filing
Election Complaint Form Thursday, April 17, 2019, 4:00PM
$25 Deposit per filed Complaint per Elections Code, Article IX, F ASI Government Office, University Union, 3rd Floor Thursday, April 17, 2019, 4:00PM