Student Government Election Information

HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE TO VOTE

The Student Government election and online polling will be open from Monday, February 19, 2024, 8:00 am CST through Thursday, February 22, 2024, 5:00 pm CST. All enrolled Texas State students are eligible to cast their votes.

Election Ballot Referendum

Student Government established a Governing Document Reconstruction Committee in 2023 to review all components of the organization and improve its processes and procedures. This final draft will be voted on during the election period.

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 on the Bobcat Organization Hub.

Student Government Election Spring 2024 Results

OfficeOn Ballot/WriteinFirst NameLast NameVotesPercent
PresidentOn BallotOliviaAlexander70353.86%
PresidentOn BallotWilliamMoore38829.73%
PresidentOn BallotNicoleCollins21416.39%
Vice PresidentOn BallotDonavanBrown68353.52%
Vice PresidentOn BallotAntonioRomo59346.47%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotGraceTang3559.55%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotMarisaRamos3369.03%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotJacobTagert3228.66%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotJordanWilliams3118.36%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAbbyMyers2937.88%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotHaleyBlack2887.74%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotPatrick Awuah2867.69%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotCarolenaEstrada2466.61%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAbigailMalinak2296.16%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotDakotaAutrey1754.70%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAlexisManzanares1453.90%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotLaylaFuzy1313.52%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotPablo Avellaneda1173.14%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAeric Bauer1133.04%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotJordyn Batson1112.98%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotAdamLong992.66%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotJocelyn Luna852.28%
At Large Senator (2 Year)On BallotMichael Fields752.01%

Student Government Election Filing

The filing period opens at 9:00 a.m. on the first class day of December and remains open until January 29, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

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 link or 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 29, 2024

LBJ Student Center, Suite 3-5.1

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Second Rules Reading Seminar:

February 5, 2024

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 on the Bobcat Organization Hub.  

  • 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.

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

Email the Student Government Election Board with questions on how to appeal an Election Board decision, report an Election Code violation, request an Election Code Advisory Opinion, and campaign materials approvals at stugovelections@txstate.edu