ASUW Elections

Filing for Candidacy

Candidacy Filing Dropbox

The link for the candidacy filing dropbox is located here.

Here are the things you will need to submit to the linked dropbox: the official filing form, the preliminary financial disclosure form, your platform, and your headshot photo for the Voter’s Guide.

Candidacy Forms to File

These should be submitted to the candidacy filing dropbox, which can be found above.

Candidate Filing Form – Due April 20th @ 5pm

Preliminary Financial Disclosure Form – Due April 20th @ 5pm

Final Financial Disclosure Form – Due May 14th @ 12:01pm

Candidates Packet

The Elections Administration Committee creates a Candidates Packet to serve as a resource for candidates, the proponents or opponents of ballot measures, their affiliates, and any other students interested in ASUW Elections. This packet includes information such as the 2018 Elections Calendar of Events, the Elections Policies and Procedures, an abridged copy of ASUW governing documents, policy guides, and important forms for candidates and ballot measures. These forms include the official Filing Form, Endorsement Form, Preliminary Financial Disclosure Form as well as the Final Financial Disclosure Form.

The 2018 Candidates Packet can be found here.

What Candidacy Entails

According to the Elections Policies and Procedures

Section III: Candidacy and Filing

  1. To file, the candidate must submit the following via the the filing page on vote.asuw.org/filing and then verify the following forms, in person, with the designated staff member in the SAO office by the Candidacy Filing Deadline:
    1. An official filing form, provided by the EAC and signed by the candidate without amendment. The form provided must contain the following essential elements:
      1. An indication that the candidate intends to seek election to a specific office.
      2. A declaration that the candidate believes themself to be eligible for election to the indicated office in accordance with the ASUW Bylaws, and believes this eligibility will be maintained throughout the election cycle.
      3. Optionally, the name of another current UW student who will serve as campaign manager for the candidate.
      4. An agreement to comply with this EPP and pay any penalties duly assessed to the candidate under the provisions of this EPP.
    2. A completed preliminary financial disclosure form.
    3. Their completed platform and three qualifications that they wish to have listed in the ASUW Voter’s Guide.
  2. The candidate must give written permission, in-person, to the SAO Office by the Candidacy Filing Deadline to verify the following forms from the registrar:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s current Spring Quarter class schedule.
    2. A copy of the candidate’s most recent unofficial transcript, with the candidate’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) indicated.
    3. Candidate transcripts submitted under this Section are prohibited from being released to the public.
  3. In order to register as a Ballot Measure Advocate, the Advocate must submit the following via the the filing page on vote.asuw.org/filing and then verify the following forms, in person, with the designated staff member in the SAO office by the Ballot Measure Advocate Filing Deadline:
    1. An official filing form, provided by the EAC and signed by the Advocate without amendment. The form provided must contain the following essential elements:
        1. An agreement to comply with this EPP and pay any penalties duly assessed to the candidate under the provisions of this EPP.
        2. A completed preliminary financial disclosure form.
        3. Indication of the Ballot measure they wish to oppose or support
        4. Their completed 150 word or less statement of support or opposition
  4. The EAC, in cooperation with SAO, shall verify the eligibility of candidates.  If eligible, each candidate shall be certified by the EAC no later than the Certification Deadline.
  5. At the time of certification, the EAC Chair shall sign the list of all eligible candidates and the office each is seeking, and shall immediately post this list on the glass entryway to the ASUW 121 Suite in the HUB, on vote.asuw.org, and on the ASUW’s official Facebook Page.
  6. All candidates must attend the EAC ethics seminar. An alternate seminar will be offered for those unable to attend the scheduled seminar.
  7. Candidates are expected to attend scheduled EAC candidate forums. In the event that they cannot, their registered campaign manager may stand in for them.
  8. No candidate may file for more than one office in any one election, nor may any candidate simultaneously serve as a campaign manager for another candidate.
  9. Members of the 2017 Elections Accessibility Task Force agreed not to run in the 2018 ASUW Elections.They cannot legally be prevented from running.
  10. Any member of the 2017-2018 Elections Administration Committee who intends to endorse or participate in any ASUW election campaigning must resign their position by the first day of Spring quarter. If the resignation does not take place, the Elections Administration Committee member will automatically forfeit their position on the committee. This provision does not apply to the Board of Directors Liaison. This liaison must be treated as though not a member of the Elections Administration Committee during the elections process.
  11. Additional space must be provided on the ballot for each office in which any voter may write-in a name not printed on the ballot. If a write-in candidate prevails in the election, the candidate has until the Write-In Filing Deadline to retroactively file for candidacy in the manner described in Part 1 of this Section. Upon filing, the write-in candidate becomes subject to this EPP as though a candidate filing normally. The EAC shall proceed to verify the write-in candidate’s eligibility. Write-in candidates who fail to file for candidacy or are determined to be ineligible are disqualified from prevailing in the election.