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Student Elections

Each spring semester, many different positions open up for campus leadership opportunities. Positions become available in the Graduate Student Assembly, Student Government, Texas Student Media, University Co-op, and the University Unions. These opportunities are fulfilled by students who file to become candidates and participate in the Campus-Wide Elections.

Supervision of the Campus-Wide Elections begins with the Election Supervisory Board. This group is charged with conducting and overseeing the elections, including disputes and grievances. Students have the opportunity to participate on the Election Supervisory Board when applications open mid-fall.

During each fall semester, first-year students have the opportunity to serve on Student Government via First-Year Elections.

Get Involved in the 2021 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 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. CST and will conclude on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. CST. First-year students interested in running for a first-year representative position should visit the "How to File" page on 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 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

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.