MUSC Student Government Association

Guidelines for Executive Office

2014-2015 MUSC STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OFFICER ELECTION PROCESS and GUIDELINES

Thank you for your interest in the MUSC Student Government Association.  The election process and campaign guidelines have been established to make the 2014-2015 elections fair to all candidates and, hopefully, to give the student body equal opportunity to become acquainted with the candidates in order to vote.

Process:

  1. Applications are due Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm in the Office of Student Programs.
  2. Elections will be held from 8:30am, Thursday, March 27th through 5:00pm Friday, March 28th.
  3. Voting will be conducted via Moodle.  A voting website will be activated at 8:30am, Thursday, March 27th.  The website will include candidates’ personal statements and photos.  Voting will end at 5:00 pm, Friday, March 28th and votes will then be tallied.  The website will be secured to prevent any student from voting more than once.
  4. Elections will be publicized via Student Broadcast Email, Student Bulletin Boards, SGA TV, and on the SGA website.  Also, please see Campaign Guidelines.   
  5. Winners will be decided by plurality vote. 
  6. Danny Vo, President of the 2013-2014 MUSC SGA, will notify all candidates of results the evening of March 28th.  If you are out for the evening, please leave your voice mail on for results.
  7. In the event of a tie, campus-wide, run-off elections shall be held until one candidate receives a plurality of votes.  The Executive Council will determine dates of additional elections.
  8. The 2014-2015 MUSC SGA Officers will be announced via Student Broadcast Email and on the SGA website and TV.
  9. If you have reason to contest the election process or results, you must submit a detailed, written complaint by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 31st, to the Office of Student Programs.  The Elections Committee will review your complaint that evening and appropriate action will be taken. 
  10. The term of 2014-2015 MUSC SGA officers will begin on Monday, April 28th.

Campaign Guidelines:

  1. Candidates may not form alliances or “parties”.
  2. Student Broadcast email cannot be used for campaign purposes.  “Stuffing” of on-campus mailboxes with flyers, campaign material, etc., is forbidden. Student Programs will publish candidates’ personal statements and photographs on the MUSC SGA website.
  3. Posters and flyers are encouraged but should be no larger than standard poster bulletin board size (11in x 17in).   Please post only one flyer or poster per bulletin board.  A list of suggested publicity locations is included in this packet.  Posters and flyers found in non-compliance will be removed.
  4. Candidates are encouraged to introduce themselves to students in the six different colleges.  Contact info for student organization leaders may be found on the MUSC Student Handbook website at www.musc.edu/studenthandbook.
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