Student Government Elections
The ISU Student Government elections are held annually in the Spring for Senators and Executive offices. Every student is represented by two senators — One for their residency and one for their college. Students wishing to fill senate offices must reside in their residency constituency for the following year or must be enrolled in the college they are wishing to run for.
Student Government has 15 constituencies, one for all colleges on campus (including the Graduate College and Veterinary Medicine) and one for all of the residency constituencies including Campustown, Frederiksen Court, Interfraternity, Panhellenic, Off-Campus, Residence Halls and SUV.
Any Iowa State student who is enrolled at least part-time is eligible to run for Executive office or a Senate seat. The student body will be able to vote for the executive office and the candidates running to represent the constituency council they are in on vote.iastate.edu. Feel free to contact the Election Commission for any questions.
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How To Run
The Student Government elections are held annually in the Spring for students to run for either Senate seat or for Executive office. Before a student can run for office, they must attend a candidate information session and submit a Statement of Intent.
Candidate information sessions serves as a venue for the Election Commission to go over Election Code, Senators and executive candidates roles in Student Government and answer any questions that prospective candidates may have. For a schedule of Informative Sessions for the 2021 election cycle, please click here.
For more information on getting started to run or any questions, please contact the Election Commission. For important election documents, please click on the link relevant to which office you are intending to run for. If you are planning to run, please submit your Statement of Intent form to the Election Commissioner.
Additional information on running in the Student Government Elections can be found here.
Report a violation
Election Commission’s mission is to ensure fair and proper administration of Student Government Elections are tasked with investigating potential violations of Election Code. If you have any information, please feel free to report any violations of the Election Code to the Election Commissioner and Vice Commissioner.
View Public Records
Election Commission meets weekly on Thursdays at 6pm. These meetings are available and accessible to the general public. Due to COVID-19 and recommendations to limit gatherings to no more than ten (10) persons, the Election Commission now meets online through an online meeting software.
All governmental bodies are required to publish Open Meeting and Open Records and provide access to the general public under Chapter 21 and Chapter 22 of Iowa Code. Any records or questions should be addressed to the Election Commission Secretary.
Meeting information is provided on all Election Commission meeting agendas. To access Election Commission weekly agenda centers and meeting minutes, click here.