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Campus-Wide Elections : Spring 2024
Election Supervisory Board

Applications for the 2023-2024 Election Supervisory Board are currently open.

The Election Supervisory Board (ESB) is charged with conducting and overseeing all student elections, including those required by the Student Government Constitution and by other university policy-making boards or administrative bodies that refer to the ESB in their election codes. Election disputes and grievances are heard by the ESB; their decisions may be appealed through an appellate procedure as well.

The selection process for ESB takes place each fall. Please refer to the Campus-Wide Election Code for additional details pertaining to eligibility, duties and procedures related to ESB.  The ESB does not oversee First-Year Elections.

To be considered for membership on the 2023-2024 Election Supervisory Board complete the online application by 12 noon on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified to schedule their 15-minute virtual interview with the ESB Selection Committee.

If you have any questions, please email the ESB at

   Qualifications of members of the ESB

Through an application and interview process, nine (9) student applicants will be selected to comprise the ESB. To be eligible, applicants:

  • Shall not hold an elected position, endeavor to run, or be engaged in actively campaigning for an elected position for one of the entities; and,
  • **Must either be a graduate student, or an undergraduate student who has completed one semester in residence; and,
  • **Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; and,
  • Must not be serving a disciplinary penalty.

**First-year students (graduate and undergraduate) are eligible to apply. If selected, the offer would be contingent upon the successful completion of the fall 2022 semester and achieving at least a 2.5 GPA.

   Specific duties of the role include but are not limited to:
  • Attending required trainings
  • Promotion and marketing activities for the Campus-Wide Election
  • Coordination of the candidate seminar
  • Assisting with the coordination of the SG candidate debate
  • Facilitating violation hearings and sanctions
  • Creating and submitting advisory opinions
  • Serving as a liaison to an assigned group of candidates throughout the campaigning season
  • Compiling candidate statements 
  • Ballot order and ballot testing 
  • Being available for media requests
  • Coordination of the election results announcement
  • Certify results of the election 
  • Update and maintain ESB handbook 
  • Compile a list of updates and recommendations for election entities at the conclusion of the election
  • And other duties outlined in election documents
   Time Commitment

If selected as a member for the 2023-204 Election Supervisory Board, students will serve in their role from November 2023 to the end of the March 2024 to facilitate the spring Campus-Wide Elections.

A high level of commitment will be required of ESB members. They are required to attend several trainings during the fall semester and early spring semester, and have a concentrated involvement between February 1, 2024 – March 8, 2024. It is not unreasonable for ESB members to dedicate time each day during concentrated period to fulfill the role. During the concentrated period, ESB members could spend anywhere from 5-15 hours a week (or more) as they meet to finalize election procedures, host the Candidate seminar, oversee campaigning activities, hear and resolve grievances, engage in promotional activities, certify election results, host the results announcement and liaison with their assigned candidates.  Note, there are two required fall training dates scheduled for November 7, 14 and 28 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Additional required training dates in January and February are TBD.


Upon completion of an active and engaged term with the ESB and conclusion of the campus-wide elections process, the chair, elected by the ESB Selection Committee, will receive a one-time payment of $1250.00 and each member of the ESB will receive a one-time payment of $1000.00 for their service. Please note: If you receive financial aid from UT Austin, the award associated with this position could impact your financial aid package. If you have specific questions about your situation, please contact the Texas One Stop before applying.

2023-2024 Election Supervisory Board

Ty Gribble, ESB Chair
Sydney Baker, ESB Vice Chair
Maura Masterson, ESB Secretary
Anthony Scardino, ESB Voting Member
Dilan Patel, ESB Voting Member
Lauren Guerra-Flores, ESB Voting Member
Nilay Gandhi, ESB Voting Member
Riya Gantla, ESB Voting Member
Tessa Slagle, ESB Voting Member