ASUW Elections

Endorsement Form

Candidates and the proponents or opponents of ballot measures will be added to this form when they submit their official filing form to the Student Activities Office. Please use this paper form found in the ASUW Elections Information Packet until this website is updated.

The Elections Policies and Procedures (EPP) states the following about endorsements:

Section V: Endorsements

  1. “Endorsement” means an action or statement by an individual or group that publicly supports a candidate or ballot measure, including signing an official endorsement form.
  2. Candidates and ballot measure advocates must not seek endorsements prior to the Campaign Start Date.
  3. Candidates and ballot measure advocates must not imply endorsement by a person or group without the consent of that person or group. In any complaint alleging a violation of this subsection, there is a rebuttable presumption that such consent did not exist, unless an official endorsement form was filed.
  4. Endorsements by Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) must include either the signatures of at least three of the current officers registered with the SAO at the time the document is submitted or a NetID protected survey by the RSO NetID. The EAC shall encourage at least one representative from every RSO considering an endorsement to attend an event including all candidates and ballot measure advocates, held before the endorsement deadline.
  5. No endorsement may be listed in ASUW publications unless it has been officially filed with the EAC in the form prescribed by the EAC.
  6. No ASUW employee, volunteer, appointee, entity, or committee may make endorsements in official capacity; and no ASUW equipment or supplies, including employment time or office hours, phones, office machines, office space, and email accounts, may be used for campaign purposes, except as authorized by the EAC. Any candidate or ballot measure advocate receiving an endorsement from an ASUW employee, volunteer, or appointee in personal capacity must, when campaigning with such endorsement, clearly state that such endorsement is in the individual’s personal capacity only.
  7. All endorsements that appear in the official Voter’s Guide must be received by SAO by the Publication Filing Deadline. The Voter’s Guide must provide space for no more than fifteen and no fewer than five endorsements per candidate or ballot measure, as determined by the EAC. Those endorsements selected by the candidate, or randomly chosen by the EAC if no selections are made, will be printed, and will be printed in alphabetical order unless otherwise directed by the candidate or ballot measure advocate. All endorsements will be listed on the ASUW Elections website.
  8. Proposed statements in favor of and against ballot measures, no more than 150 words in length, may be emailed to the EAC Chair before the Publication Filing Deadline, together with an agreement by the submitter to comply with this EPP when acting as a ballot measure advocate.  The EAC shall choose no more than two statements in favor of and two statements against each ballot measure, which will be printed in the Voter’s Guide.