Student Government Election Information

Spring 2024 Student Government General Election

The Student Government election will take place from Monday, February 19, 2024, through Thursday, February 22, 2024. The election will decide your next Student Body President, Vice President, and Senators who will represent you for the next academic year. All enrolled Texas State students are eligible to cast their votes. During the Spring 2024 Student Government Election, online polling will occur from 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 19, and concluding on Thursday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Results will be posted below when available.

Student Government Election Spring 2023 Results

OfficeOn Ballot/Write-inFirst NameLast NameVotes
PresidentOn BallotKierstenFlorence259
Vice PresidentOn BallotShaelynJaynes258
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotIanPlaisance78
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAishaShoniwa137
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotDonavanBrown126
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotMichaelGrubbs115
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAshleyWaters159

Student Government Election Filing

The filing period opens at 9:00 a.m. on the first class day of December and remains open until 5:00 p.m. on the first class day of the spring semester.

During the filing period, students interested in running for office in the Student Government Election must complete the Student Government Election Filing Form. Please use the button below. 

Specific dates for the filing period may be found on the Student Government Election Timeline. 

Student Government Election Rules Reading Seminar & Affirmation Statement

Each candidate is required to attend one Rules Reading Seminar.  After attending the Rules Reading Seminar, each candidate is required to sign the Agreement and Affirmation Statement.

If you cannot attend one of the Rules Reading Seminars contact the Election Board Chair at StuGovElections@txstate.edu immediately.

Rules Reading Seminar

Candidates are required to attend one Rules Reading Seminar.

First Rules Reading Seminar:

January 17, 2023

LBJ Student Center, Suite 3-5.1

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Second Rules Reading Seminar:

January 23, 2023

LBJ Student Center, Suite 3-5.1

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Government Election Candidates and Debate

Candidates competing for the President and Vice President positions debate the issues at least one week before the voting period. Check out the Candidates webpage for the time and location of this debate.


Expense Reporting

Important Information!
Student Government Election
Financial Disclosure Statements

Financial Disclosure Statement

Financial disclosure statements must be filed with the Election Board. Each candidate‚Äôs financial records must list identifying information (name, item, etc.) and amounts of each contribution and expenditure. The financial disclosure statements must contain all the expenses incurred by the candidate before and during the campaign period. Each financial disclosure statement must have all expenditure receipts attached.


Deadlines for Financial Disclosures

Three financial disclosure statements in total are due to the Election Board according to the deadlines listed below.

  1. 4:30 p.m., on the first day of the campaign period; and

  2. 4:30 p.m., on the last day of the second week of the campaign period; and

  3. 5:00 p.m., the day after the voting period ends.

 


FAQs

Student Government Election Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students may vote from their mobile devices. However, students risk the chance of not fully voting if the connection is dropped.

  • All students of every classification, regardless of their other Texas attributes, who are enrolled for any amount of credit hours at either the Round Rock or San Marcos campuses of Texas State University are allowed to vote.

  • The voting system is intended to be a secret ballot. Meaning, it only records that students cast their vote. Once students have logged into the voting system and have officially cast their vote another ballot cannot be created. This method is similar to state and national voting.

  • Students who have placed a "Privacy Hold" on their University records will not show up due to a request made by that student. Students must remove the "Privacy Hold" to show up as a write--in candidate. This process is done by the Office of the University Registrar located at JCK 111 or by calling 512-245-2367.

How, When, and Where to Vote

All enrolled Texas State students are eligible to cast their votes.

Student Government Election Policies

There are many policies, procedures, and rules to follow as a Student Government Election candidate. Below are links to the frequently needed ones.

Election Contacts

Make contact about the Student Government Election to appeal an Election Board decision, report an Election Code violation, and request an Election Code Advisory Opinion. You may also email the Election Board at stugovelections@txstate.edu with general questions.