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  1. Are web sites effective for college elections?
    Summary: First, please visit www.chrisandlindsay.net and briefly look over the pages then come back and answer the questions:

    1. Do you believe web sites are effective for college elections?
    2. After you left the site, what do you remember the most? I appreciate all the support you have given me over the past year and am looking forward to working with you all year.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  2. Can a "write-in" candidate engage in active campaigning for an SG position?
    Summary: Our student government leaders have to submit an application before running. We have a student that missed the application process by three weeks. Elections are on March 27th-- our constitution says they have to submit a petition by the Wednesday before the election. She asked to be a write-in because she could not meet the requirement of filling out the application (due to the process being over). I am in a difficult position because we said we would allow this. Now she is campaigning before the other student who is on the ballot. I personally would like to put a stop to it-- not sure if we should/can do anything. Do you have any more thoughts? Would it be wrong to tell her to stop?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  3. Can a senior run for office if they will graduate before they complete the term of office?
    Summary: Can seniors run for president if the term starts in the spring, which means they will graduate before they complete their term of office?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  4. Can Faculty/Staff/Administration show support for an SG candidate publicly (i.e., wear a button or wrist band)?
    Summary: Can Faculty/Staff/Administration show support for an SG candidate publicly (i.e., wear a button or wrist band)?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  5. Can students run for more than one position at a time?
    Summary: Our By-laws state that an individual can only run for one SGA office. We have had requests from students and I have been told that some colleges and universities allow students to run for as many as two offices. Can you give me insight about how that sort of process works. Suppose one individual is wins the vote for both offices they run for, does the office they decline go to the runner-up or is there a new election for all those who ran for the office declined? Any other insights as to the benefits and downsides to allowing this sort of practice.
    Category: Ask the Experts


  6. Does ASGA maintain a list of SG Debate questions?
    Summary: Does ASGA maintain a list of SG Debate Questions? I am hosting a debate for our President/Vice President candidates and would like some question ideas.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  7. Eligibility for election candidates (1 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  8. Eligibility for election candidates (2 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  9. Eligibility for election candidates (3 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  10. Eligibility for election candidates (4 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  11. Eligibility for election candidates (5 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  12. Eligibility for election candidates (6 of 6 answers)
    Summary: This might be a long one. I am currently running for SGA president and do not know how to handle this situation. In order to be eligible to run for SGA president you must meet the required GPA level and have served in the senate for a minimum of 15 weeks.

    One ticket has been deemed invalid because they have not served on senate and because of their GPA. Here lies the problem, My ticket is valid and meets all the requirements. There is a 3rd ticket that I know and a lot of people know that do not meet the 15 week requirement. So far no one has said anything. The elections commision is going by the idea you must have served 15 weeks by the time you are elected, but our constitution clearly states that you must have served 15 weeks to be a candidate.

    My question is should we call the candidates on this and if so how do we go about not looking like we are petty and just doing what is good for us. We know we are right and the way I see it, if they are going to say one is not eligible than why let the other candidate run when they don't meet the requirements?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  13. How should I get ready to run for SG president?
    Summary: I’m a Student Senate member at a major public Midwest university. Our school has about 27,000 students and a powerful Student Government. I have intentions of running for an executive position for the coming year, so I would like your opinion of how I might best position myself for the campaign in the spring. I’d love to hear your take on this.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  14. Is it common to require one year on SG before being able to run for an e-board position?
    Summary: Is it commonplace to have a pre-requisite of one year on the SGA before being able to run for an executive board position in the consitiution, provided there is a clause thant any member of the general population can run with aid of a petitioning system?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  15. Is there a minimum GPA requirement for students running for senate seats and elected exec positions?
    Summary: I am working on getting our elections packet and application set but I wanted to see if ASGA has a minimum requirement for GPA for students running for senate seats and elected exec positions.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  16. Is there a typical "scription" used for an SGA officer induction/inauguration ceremony?
    Summary: Would you please send us an example of an SGA Officer Induction script and ceremony? We will be conducting a ceremony this week and would love some suggestions.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  17. Looking for a strong induction ceremony. Any links or documents that have these scripts?
    Summary: Looking for a strong induction ceremony. Any links or documents that have these scripts?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  18. Should Facebook be permitted in SG elections campaigning?
    Summary: Our election cycle begins a week before polling begins and the Student Body President had sent out mass messages via Facebook the night before the polls. Basically you had 700 people in both party's facebook groups and most of them were still undecided. The student body president was made an admin of the group and sent out a message to the entire group with his endorsement. He also sent out messages to many of the other large groups he was apart of, including the party group he ran with the prior year. Should this be allowed?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  19. Should outgoing SG leaders be permitted to endorse candidates?
    Summary: Recently we had an election at our University. The size of the university is around 10,000 students and the voter turnout was around 1,600. There were three political parties running, two had a full senate within the party. The two parties were very evenly matched with experience and advertising. The current student body president had sent out an endorsement via mass messages over facebook the night before voting for one of the parties. The paper then printed this endorsement the following day. The party with the endorsement had less qualified leaders on the ticket then the party without. The party with the endorsement ended up sweeping the election with only four undergraduate seats being filled from the party without the endorsement, out of thirty seats. What is the precedence in other election codes to say that the Student Body president can or cannot endorse a candidate via mass messages.

    Category: Ask the Experts


  20. Should we have "tickets" in elections for our Student Government?
    Summary: We are looking to dissolve the idea of the President and Vice-President running on a ticket together. I was wondering if you could give us some guidance. In your experience is this something that a lot of other schools often do? Do you think this is a smart decision? Also, if we chose to take the Presidential ticket out of the constitution, is it possible to not implement it until after the next election. How would we go about making a stipulation like that?

    Category: Ask the Experts


  21. When do most SGs elect their senators/representatives?
    Summary: My SGA is considering changing their election process. They would like to elect the officers and senators at the same time. Currently, we elect the officers in April for the next school year and work over the summer months planning for the year. The senators are elected in September for the current year. It has be suggested that we do the election of both the officers and senators at the same time. When do other SGA's elect their officers and senators?
    Category: Ask the Experts


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