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Important Dates & Deadlines

MANDATORY CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

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
2018 Presidential Ticket 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
2018 Independent Candidate 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

 

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, 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

must attend one presentation
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

Mandatory VPSA Workshop for Eligible Candidates

After being notified of eligibility by the ASI Executive Director, potential candidates must attend a 2nd 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 19, 2018 5:30PM-6:30PM Monday Lassen 1100
March 20, 2018 5:30PM-6:30PM Tuesday Lassen 1100

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 26, 2018 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday The WELL, ASI Hotspot

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.

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

ASI Elections Candidate Forums

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.

Monday,

March 26

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

March 27

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

March 29

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

April 2

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

April 3

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

April 5

Candidate Forum: Presidential Tickets (ASI President and Executive Vice President) The WELL, Terrace Suite 12:00PM – 1:00PM