Want to Make a Change?

Did you know that all members of the Associated Students of the University of Washington are eligible to use the initiative process to place initiatives and amendments to the ASUW Constitution on the general election ballot!

Initiative & Constitutional Amendment Requirements:

  • All initiatives and constitutional amendments must be certified by the Office of the Registrar to have signatures equal to five percent of the ASUW membership in favor of placing the initiative on the ballot.
  • The wording of initiatives amending the constitution must be approved by ASUW Judicial Committee and by the Board of Directors before the collection of signatures.
  • Initiatives amending the constitution can only be placed on the General Election ballot after a majority vote by the Board of Directors.


  • ASUW Constitutional Amendment: Submit petition to the ASUW Judicial Committee by 5:00pm on March 28th, 2016
  • Ballot Initiatives: Petitions must be submitted to the ASUW Judicial Committee by 5:00pm on March 28th, 2016. (Petitions submitted after deadline will be placed on the ballot of the General election if determined by the Judicial Committee Chair that the Registrar can satisfactorily complete the certification process time.)
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Elections Committee Application!

The 2016 Elections Administration Committee application is now open and in need of interested and dedicated applicants! The EAC is a committee that aims to assist in hosting election debates, maintaining the ethics of elections, and throwing a large party to kickoff the voting session. If you have an interest in marketing, programming, volunteer outreach, or learning the logistics behind running an election consider applying. If you have any questions please email asuwvote@uw.edu.

Apply for the Elections Administration Committee here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwvote/262387

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Apply to be an Intern!

Interested in becoming a part of the ASUW while gaining work experience that can be used to enhance your resume! Apply to be an Elections Administration Committee (EAC) intern! This opportunity will help you gain applicable work experience as well as introduce you to some amazing leaders on the UW campus.

Application opens Tuesday, October 6th and will be open until October 20th. Visit http://volunteer.asuw.org/position-catalog/ to apply!

Intern opportunities include:

  • Marketing
  • Programming
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Elections Day Operations
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Voting is now open! Polls are open until Wednesday, May 13th at 11:45PM! All UW undergraduate and graduate students can vote here: http://tinyurl.com/2015asuwelections.

To learn more about the candidates checkout a copy of the 2015 Voter’s Guide!

The Elections Administration Committee will have Election Information Tables at the following locations this week –

  • Red Square [9AM – 4PM]
  • The Quad [9AM – 4PM]
  • The Husky Union Building [9AM – 4PM]
  • Memorial Way [9AM – 4PM]
  • The 8 in McMahon Hall [4PM – 7PM]
  • Local Point in Lander Hall [4PM – 7PM]
  • The Ethnic Cultural Center [4PM-7PM]
  • The IMA [4PM-7PM]
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Presidential Debate!

Presidential debate cover photo

The Elections Administration Committee is hosting our annual presidential debate. Come listen to the Presidential and Vice-presidential candidates answer questions relating to the 2015 ASUW Elections.

Moderators include:

  • Christina Xiao: ASUW President
  • KK Saha: ASUW Personnel Director
  • Mac Zellem: SAF Chair
  • Magdelawit Negussie: BSU President
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    EAC volunteer sign-up

    The ASUW Elections volunteer sign-up is now live. Help the EAC run our neutral voting stations during spring elections. If you volunteer four hours of your time during May 11, 12, and 13 you will receive a free T-shirt. Do your part to help the EAC promote the campaigning process and encourage civic engagement on our campus! Apply at www.tinyurl.com/EACvolunteers2015.

    Volunteer applications

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    Change the Campus – Run in the ASUW Elections!

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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    ASUW Elections Information Sessions

    There will be THREE Information Sessions. Feel free to attend any or all!

    asuw info session-02 (4)February 25th, 6-7pm, HUB 106
    March 2nd, 6-7pm, ECC
    March 9th, 6-7pm, HUB 106

    The ASUW Elections Committee conducts this session to provide resources for those running in the upcoming election! It is open to potential candidates, election volunteers, future candidates, or students at-large. 

    Current board members will be present to share their experiences running in last year’s elections and provide you with any advice you may need as well as answer any questions you may have!

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    Committee Decisions

    Thank you to all of you who applied to join the EAC as a committee member! We truly appreciate your interest in being involved with the ASUW elections process. There are so many great applicants to choose from. Announcements will be coming soon!

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    Committee Application Link

    If you are interested in becoming a committee member on the EAC following this link to the application: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwvote/254210

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