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Spring 2023: Elections Timeline

If you have any questions regarding the Elections Process please email or call the Office of Elections at sgaelections@unf.edu or (904)620-5532

 UNF Elections Instagram

 


January 11th - March 8th 

Elections Tabling at Market Wednesdays 10 am - 2 pm.


Thursday, January 19th: Elections 101 Workshop 6 pm

The Office of Elections will provide potential candidates/parties with information on how to successfully run in an election. Tips, rules, and ideas will be shared.

The workshop will take place in the John E. Sapp conference room in the Student Union Building 58E/3204.


Tuesday, January 24th: Political Party Declaration of Intent due at 5 pm

Forms can be found at the Student Government Rotunda in the Student Union Building, 58E/3300.

Completed forms are due by 5 pm in the Student Government Rotunda, located in the Student Union Building 58E/3300.


Wednesday, February 1st: Elections Fair 10 am - 2 pm

Students and candidates are encouraged to attend and meet the different political parties running in the upcoming election. Party chairs must contact the Supervisor of Elections to discuss setup.

Candidates are permitted to put up their campaign signage. Please review the campus signage map (located in the Candidate Campaign Packet) to ensure you are following the proper policies and procedures.

The Elections Fair will take place at the Student Union's Market Wednesdays Tabling event. 


Wednesday, February 1st: Presidential/Vice Presidential and Candidate Declaration of Intent Submission Window Opens

The Office of Elections will begin accepting Candidate Declaration of Intent; they are due at the Student Government Rotunda, located in the Student Union Building 58E/3300


Tuesday, February 14th: Presidential/Vice Presidential and Candidate Declaration of Intent due at 5 pm

Forms can be found at the Student Government Rotunda in the Student Union Building, 58E/3300

Completed forms are due by 5 pm in the Student Government Rotunda, located in the Student Union Building 58E/3300 


Monday, February 20th: Mandatory Candidacy Meeting 6 pm - 7 pm

Located in the John E. Sapp conference room, on the third floor of the Student Union Building 58E/3204

*Each candidate is required to attend at least one of these meetings or will be disqualified from running.*


Thursday, February 23rd: Mandatory Candidacy Meeting 6 pm - 7 pm 

Located in the John E. Sapp conference room, on the third floor of the Student Union Building 58E/3204

*Each candidate is required to attend at least one of these meetings or will be disqualified from running.*


Wednesday, March 1st: Presidential & Vice Presidential Debate 6 pm - 8 pm

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend to hear debates on pressing issues by the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.

Candidates will be contacted beforehand to gain an understanding of the debate format.


Tuesday, March 21st: Elections 9 am - 6 pm

Polling booths will be set up from 9 am until 6 pm at the Library and Student Union Plaza. Online voting will be available at any time throughout the entirety of the election.

Refer to our social media accounts or official election flyers for the necessary QR code.


Wednesday, March 22nd: Elections 9 am - 6 pm

Polling booths will be set up from 9 am until 6 pm at the Library and Student Union Plaza. Online voting will be available at any time throughout the entirety of the election.

Refer to our social media accounts or official election flyers for the necessary QR code.


Thursday, March 23rd: Campaign/Candidate Financial Statements Due at 5 pm

Candidate Financial Statements are due by 5 pm in the Student Government Rotunda in the Student Union Building 58E/3300. All expenses must be declared. Refer to title VI, Elections: Policies and Procedures for more details. 


Thursday, March, 23rd: Judicial Complaints submitted by 5 pm and Signage removal by 5 pm

Any A&S fee-paying student may file a judicial complaint regarding the election. Judicial complaints must be filed by 5 pm on March 23rd, 2023, and submitted to the Student Government Rotunda in the Student Union Building 58E/3300, with the exception of the Supervisor of Elections.

Campaigns are responsible for removing all campaign-related materials by 5 pm


Friday, March 31st: Validation of Elections Results 1 pm 

Student Government Senate Chambers, Student Union Building 58E/3200


Friday, April 14th: Installation 1 pm

Student Government Senate Chambers, Student Union Building 58E/3200

How to Run in Elections

Step 1:

Go to the Student Government Rotunda located in the Student Union Building 58E/3300 to pick up any required forms. 

Step 2:

Return the completed forms to the Student Government Rotunda located in the Student Union Building 58E/3300 before any relative deadlines found in the Timeline.