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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.

Annually, filing begins the day before the start of the fall semester begins and lasts for approximately three weeks. 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.

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

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