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Spring 2016 Student Assembly General Election

Election Results

Information for Voters

Information for Candidates

The following positions will be filled via this regular election.

Any full-time student in an undergraduate degree program who will be on campus for the 2016–2017 academic year is eligible for a position. Positions designated for a specific college require candidates to be a member of that academic constituency. The term for all of these positions is the 2016–2017 academic year. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 29 at 12:00pm (noon).

At-Large Positions

  • President (1 position)
  • Executive Vice President (1 position)
  • Undesignated At-Large (4 positions)
  • Minority Students Liaison At-Large (2 positions)
  • International Students Liaison At-Large (1 position)
  • LGBTQ+ Liaison At-Large (1 position)
  • Women’s Liaison At-Large (1 position)

College/School Specific Positions

  • College of Arts and Sciences (3 positions)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2 positions)
  • College of Engineering (2 positions)
  • College of Art, Architecture, and Planning (1 position)
  • School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1 position)
  • School of Hotel Administration (1 position)
  • College of Human Ecology (1 position)

University Assembly Positions

There are two directly elected positions for undergraduates on the University Assembly that are elected during this cycle. Candidates in this race will follow the same procedures as those in Student Assembly races.

How to Register as a Candidate

  1. Read through the Student Assembly Election Rules fully, available in the next section, and be familiar with the other campus governance documents (including, but not limited to, the Campus Code of Conduct).
  2. Fill out the online registration form:https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dhboiFMPT0xNJc1
  3. Gather the appropriate number of signatures using the petition form. Submit your petition forms to the Office of the Assemblies (109 Day Hall) by the registration deadline for the election (Monday, February 29, at noon). Note: We recommend that you collect 20% more than the number of signatures listed below. You must collect Student ID numbers (not NetIDs) in order for a signature to count. College/school specific positions require signatures from full-time undergraduate students registered in that specific college/school. Candidates for At-Large positions can collect signatures from any full-time undergraduate students.
    • At least 300 signatures for President and Executive Vice President
    • At least 150 signatures for all other At-Large seats
    • Al least 100 signatures for Arts and Sciences seats
    • At least 75 signatures for all other seats
  4. Attend the Mandatory Campaigning Meeting, 5:00pm-6:30pm on Monday, February 29, 2016.
  5. Attend at least one Student Assembly general body meeting.
  6. Apply to serve on at least one Student Assembly Committee. You can apply online: http://assembly.cornell.edu/dash/index.html#staffing/
  7. Submit the candidate Expense Report to the Office of the Assemblies by 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Other Tips for Candidate Registration

Candidates and supporters acting on their behalf may not before the commencement of campaigning (campaigning begins on Tuesday, March 1):

  • Announce their candidacy on social media platforms in order to collect signatures
  • Announce their candidacy in front of a classroom during class hours in order to collect signatures
  • Circulate unattended petitions
  • Distribute printed campaign materials to the public
  • Advertise their candidacy by chalk, poster, or other method designed for public viewing
  • Make speeches or statements to student organizations or groups of students
  • Promote their candidacy through email, social networking tools, or other digital media

The Elections Committee may challenge or disqualify a candidate if a violation is found to compromise the fairness of the election. Feel free to email sa-elections@cornell.edu with any questions.

Election Forms and Documents

Please note: most of these documents can be filled out electronically using Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Please do not submit handwritten documents when electronic ones are possible.

Contact Elections

109 Day Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

ph. (607) 255—3715

assembly@cornell.edu