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)
Registered Student Organization (RSO) & Third Party Organization Candidate Advertising Permission Form
(Previously titled “Registered Student Organization Candidate Advertising Permission 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
Follow the Student Election Commission (SEC)
for updates on the ASM Elections!
PAST ELECTION RESULTS: