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Elections Information

Take the first step in getting involved in issues related to student governance and engagement!

Candidate Information Packet (PDF)

This packet outlines the rules and responsibilities you must adhere to during elections. The Election Commission administers a fair and enjoyable campaigning experience, and we hope you will use this packet as a resource during the experience. It is necessary that you read this packet thoroughly.

Your Elections Commissioner is dedicated to creating a space where the elections run smoothly, equally, and most importantly, in a sisterly manner.

Candidate Qualifications

  • All candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of election. This academic standard must be maintained throughout the tenure of office.
  • All candidates must further be in good financial and disciplinary standing with the College.
  • All candidates must have completed at least one year of academic study at Spelman College and must be enrolled as a full-time student during the term in office.
  • Students who plan to study abroad or participate in a domestic exchange program during the upcoming year may not seek office. Students who plan to serve as a Resident Advisor, a PAL, on the Miss Spelman Advisory Board, or on Pulse may not serve on SGA at the same time. This qualification does not apply to students interested in Class Council or Student Trustee.

2020 Elections Timeline

Jan. 16 | Mandatory Meeting for prospective candidates in Science Center 134 at 6 p.m.

Jan. 26 | Submit Application packets online at SpelLink by 11 p.m.

Jan. 29 | Official candidate notification via email

Jan. 30
| Candidates may begin submitting digital promotion designs for approval to the Spelman Elections email

Feb. 2-7
| Physical poster/flyer approval in OSLE in Upper Manley

Feb. 10 | Campaigning begins: Candidates may distribute APPROVED paper endorsements & may place APPROVED posters in designated area (See Guidelines (PDF))

Feb. 18 | Mandatory Class Council Speeches in Upper Manley at 6 p.m.

Feb. 19 | Mandatory SGA Speeches in Upper Manley at 6 p.m.

Feb. 20 | VOTE

Feb. 21 | ALL campaign materials must be removed from campus, social media, etc.
Announcement of Class Council and SGA Officers via SGA Twitter/ Campus email

Sample Campaign Material

Sample Campaign Flyer_VP
Sample Campaign Flyer_Co-Social

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