Student Elections

Want to meet the ASM Spring 2018 Candidates?


Timeline for Spring 2018 Elections:

  • Monday, January 29, 9:00am – Monday, February 12, noon: An online Candidate Declaration Form will be available to fill out for all students interested in running for open Student Council and SSFC seats.
  • Thursday,  February 15, 7:00pm: Candidates and sponsors of initiative, recall, or referenda must attend a mandatory information session (Caucus Room, 4th floor of Student Activity Center – SAC)
  • Friday, February 16, noon: All petitions for referenda, initiatives and recalls must be turned in to the ASM office (Rm 4301, Student Activity Center)
  • March 12, 8:00am – March 14, 5:00pm: Online ASM elections
  • March 14, 9:00pm, SEC Press Conference and announcement of preliminary election results (Caucus Room, 4th floor of Student Activity Center – SAC)


Spring 2018 Election Rules

Student Election Commission Rules of Procedure



Registered Student Organization (RSO) & Third Party Organization Candidate Advertising Permission Form
(Previously titled “Registered Student Organization Candidate Advertising Permission Form)

Campaign Violation Complaint Form

Response to Campaign Violation Complaint Form


About the Elections

Every student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is eligible to vote for Student Council Representatives for their school or college as well as members of the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC). Students interested in running for a position can contact the Chair of the Student Elections Commission, Kate Wehrman, for information on candidacy declaration forms.

Student Election Commission

The Student Election Commission (SEC) is a subcommittee of the Student Judiciary that plans and executes the election. It is comprised of a Chair and Vice-Chair from the Student Judiciary and a number of hired commissioners who work on many different aspects of the election ranging from design & advertising to dorm outreach. The SEC welcomes any student interested in improving student voter turnout!

Contact the SEC Chair, Kate Wehrman:

Fall Elections

  • In the fall, elections occur when there are vacancies on Student Council or the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) and when there is a referendum on the ballot.


Spring Elections

  • Student Council elections: Each Spring, students from different colleges run to be elected to the ASM Student Council. All thirty-three (33) council representatives are elected in the Spring: Professional (2), Graduate (7), Letters and Science (12), Human Ecology (1), Education (1), Business (2), Agricultural and Life Sciences (2), Engineering (3), Nursing and Pharmacy (1), and Special (2).
  • SSFC elections: There are generally two to three openings on SSFC that are elected during the Spring.


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Fall 2017 Election Results

Spring 2017 Election Results

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ASM Constitution Special Election: February 2009

Fall 2008 Election Results

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Fall 2007 Election Results

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Spring 2006 Election Results