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Campus-Wide Elections

Welcome to the Campus-Wide Elections website. Here you will find all the information you need for UT Austin fall and spring student body elections. These elections offer interested students a unique opportunity to learn more about the University, serve fellow longhorns and work with administrators across the Forty Acres.

During each fall semester, first-year students have the opportunity to serve on Student Government via First-Year Elections. Student Government Supreme Court is charged with conducting and overseeing First-Year Elections, including disputes and grievances.

Each spring semester, more than 50 different campus leadership opportunities become available in the Graduate Student Assembly, Student Government, Texas Student Media, University Co-op, and the University Unions. The Election Supervisory Board is charged with conducting and overseeing the elections, including disputes and grievances. Students interested in participating with the Election Supervisory Board may apply when applications open mid-fall.

Whether you run for an elected position, support and campaign for someone who does, or simply vote, the entire campus-wide election process is a chance for all Longhorns to be better citizens and stewards of the University's mission to change the world. 

Get Involved in the 2019 First-Year Elections!

Each fall, the University of Texas at Austin Student Government hosts first-year elections. These elections offer first-year students a unique opportunity to learn about the Forty Acres and advocate for their fellow first-year students to the Board of Regents, Texas Legislature, and University Administration.

Two (2) representatives are elected from the incoming class of undergraduate first-year students (including first-year freshmen and undergraduate transfer students to the University as so defined by the Office of the Registrar). These representatives serve one-year terms in the Student Government Assembly.

Filing begins begin at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 and will conclude at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. First-year students interested in running for a first-year representative position should visit the "How to File" section of this website and the "Documents and Policies" page to review the Student Government Constitution and Student Government Election Code for rules pertaining to the first-year elections.

Voting takes place online from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

The Student Government Constitution charges the Student Government Supreme Court with conducting and overseeing the first-year election process including candidate filing, enforcement of election rules and policies, election disputes, certification of votes and announcement of results. If you have any questions regarding the first-year elections, please contact the Student Government Supreme Court at sgsc@utlists.utexas.edu.