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Important Dates & Deadlines


Application for candidacy

These steps must be completed by 4:00PM on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

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 $125. 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 fiscal 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 2018 ASI Election Grant here. The deadline to apply is 4:00PM on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Campaign expenditure form

Campaign Expenditure Form
Campaign Expenditure Form (Must be turned in personally,even if no expenses) ASI Government Office, Sequoia Hall, Room 311 Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:00PM

Election Complaint – If Filing

Election Complaint – If Filing
Election Complaint Form Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00PM
$25 Deposit per filed Complaint per Elections Code, Article IX, F ASI Government Office, Sequoia Hall, Room 311 Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00PM


Candidates must attend one of the workshops as scheduled below* prior to the filing deadline of the Candidate Election Application, on Friday, March, 9, 2018 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 Executive Director’s availability. 4) Candidates will only be posted as eligible to campaign when the workshops is completed and all other requirements are met.

Candidate Workshop 2018

Candidate Workshop Presentations 2018 – must attend one presentation

Candidate Workshop Presentations 2018
Date Time Day Location
February 28, 2018 5:00PM-6:00PM Wednesday UU, Walnut Room
March 5, 2018 10:00AM-11:00AM Monday UU, Sequoia Room
March 7, 2018 12:30PM-1:30PM Wednesday UU, Sequoia Room

Optional Candidate Events

ASI Elections Info Session

During these info sessions, the ASI Elections Officer will explain the election process, and give valuable tips and tricks for running for office during the spring semester. It is recommended that any student interested in running for office during the spring semester attend one of these sessions to learn about elections and ASI.

Monday, February 12, 2018 ASI Elections Information Session UU, Oak Room 12:00PM-1:00PM
Friday, February 16, 2018 ASI Elections Information Session UU, Lobby Suite 10:00AM-11:00AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 ASI Elections Information Session UU, Oak Room, 1:00PM-2:00PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018 ASI Elections Information Session UU, Oak Room, 2:00PM- 3:00PM


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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Coffee & Candidates University Union Lobby 10:00AM-11:00AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Candidate Meet & Greet Residential Halls, Dining Commons 5:00PM-7:00PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Election Kick Off Party UU, Redwood Room 12:00PM-1:00PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Elections Results Party The Well, Terrace Suite 7:30PM-9:00PM


During the Candidate Forums, 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.


March 26

Candidate Forum: Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education, and Director of Undeclared Students UU, Forest Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


March 27

Candidate Forum: Colleges of Arts & Letters, Health and Human Services, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics UU, Forest Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


March 29

Candidate Forum: Colleges of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies, Engineering and Computer Science, and Business Administration UU, Forest Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


April 2

Candidate Forum: Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and University Affairs UU, Forest Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


April 3

Candidate Forum: Executive Vice President and Vice President of Finance UU, Foothill Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM


April 51  

Presidential Forum The Well, Terrace Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM