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Campus-Wide Elections

During 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. The campus-wide elections are an important opportunity for all students to make connections across campus, serve our fellow longhorns, and engage in productive dialog about the university we call home. Whether you run for an elected position, campaign for someone who does, or share your voice through your vote, the entire campus-wide elections process is a chance for all of us to exemplify our university tagline and show that what starts here changes the world.

Filing

Filing for the spring 2023 Campus-Wide Elections will take place from 9 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023 and end at 12 noon on Monday, February 6, 2023. Students interested in running for a an elected position during the campus-wide elections should visit the How to File and Election Documents pages on this website to review the relevant governing documents for eligibility, position responsibilities and for rules pertaining to the Campus-Wide Elections.

Candidate Debate

A candidate debate for the Student Government President and Vice President Executive Alliance positions is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2023 in the WCP Auditorium.

Voting

Voting in the Campus-Wide Elections will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023 and end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Visit the Who Can Vote and Voting FAQs pages to learn more about voting in the election.

Questions

The Election Supervisory Board (ESB) oversees the Campus-Wide Elections process including candidate seminars, enforcement of election rules and policies, election disputes, certification of votes and announcement of results. If you have any questions regarding the Campus-Wide Elections, please contact the ESB Chair at esb@austin.utexas.edu.

First-Year Election

During each fall semester, two representatives from the incoming class of undergraduate first-year students are elected to serve on Student Government via the First-Year Election. The First-Year Election is a unique opportunity for first-year students to learn about the UT Austin community, make connections across campus, serve our fellow longhorns, and engage in productive dialog regarding UT Austin. Whether you run for an elected position, campaign for someone who does, or share your voice through your vote, the First-Year Election process is a chance first-year students to exemplify our university tagline and show that what starts here changes the world.

The 2022 First-Year Election took place on September 21, 2022. Visit the Student Elections Archive page to view previous results.