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Student Elections

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 2021 First-Year Election took place on September 21, 2022.


First-year students interested in running for a first-year representative position should visit the How to File and Election Documents pages on this website to review the Student Government governing documents for eligibility, position responsibilities and for rules pertaining to the First-Year Election.


Visit the Voting FAQs page to learn more about voting in the election.


The Student Government Supreme Court oversees 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 Election, please contact the Student Government Supreme Court at sgsc@utlists.utexas.edu.

Campus-Wide Election

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 Election.