GENERAL ELECTIONS INFORMATION

Each year the ASCSU holds a regular election to choose it’s President and Vice President as well as the Speaker of the Senate. All members of the Association—all undergraduate and graduate students at Colorado State University—can vote. Regular elections are held the second week following Spring Break in early April. Students vote using the Ranked Choice System which guarantees diverse and proportional elections results. Furthermore, students can vote on referendum propositions. Referendum propositions can be placed on the ballot by the ASCSU Senate, Graduate Assembly, or by a petition of the student body. Lastly, special elections can occur to recall officials or in other limited circumstances.

This website is available year-round as a resources to voters, candidates, parties, and proposition proponents/opponents. Please note that the website is usually updated during the winter break for the following elections cycle. During the voting period, the link to vote will appear on this page.

ELECTIONS FILING FORMS

The filing period candidates and party endorsements for the 2018 Elections will open on Sunday, March 1, 2019, and close on Wednesday, March 11, 2019. Candidates must file these forms by the deadline.
If you wish to amend a form you have already filed, please email ascsu_elections@mail.colostate.edu
If you wish to file an additional form, you will be able to do so by clicking “create a new one” on the form submission review screen.

REPORT ELECTIONS VIOLATIONS

The Elections Rules are vital to ensuring a fair and democratic elections process. Please report any violations to the Elections Manager by email. You can reach the Elections Manager through ascsu_elections@mail.colostate.edu.
A comprehensive list of Campaign Rules and Violations can be found in the Elections Bylaws here.
All reports will be reviewed by the Elections Manager. If you have any further questions, please email the Elections Manager at ascsu_elections@mail.colostate.edu.

REFERENDUMS

Proposition Referendums
A referendum is a vote of the student body on a specific ballot question. The ballot question itself is called a proposition. Propositions can amend the ASCSU governing documents, state an opinion of the student body, approve changes to student-initiated fees, and exercise other powers of the Association. Propositions are voted on during regular elections.
Propositions can be placed on the ballot by the ASCSU Senate, Graduate Assembly, or by a petition signed by 10% of the student body. To appear in an election, propositions must be placed on the ballot by the end of the filing period. A Proposition Primary Proponent / Opponent Form (described below) must be submitted by the end of the filing period (for legislatively-referred propositions) and before any petition signatures are collected (for voter-initiated propositions).

ELECTIONS PUBLIC DOCUMENTS AND BYLAWS

ASCSU Elections Bylaws
Click here to read the elections rules contained in the ASCSU Bylaws. Candidates, parties, and proposition proponents/opponents are responsible for knowing the most up-to-date version of the Elections Bylaws at all times. The Elections Bylaws provide a very comprehensive guide to all policies, rules, procedures, and regulations related to the operation of the ASCSU Elections and all involved actors.

ELECTIONS COUNCIL & CONTACT INFORMATION

The ASCSU Elections are organized by the ASCSU Elections Committee. The Committee is an independent body created by the ASCSU Constitution, composed of twelve voting members. The Elections Manager actively participates in the operation of the elections process. The Judicial Branch offers independent services/oversight to the Committee.
All of Elections Council: ascsu_elections@mail.colostate.edu
Connor Cheadle, Elections Manager, Elections Committee Chair
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Important Notification on Elections

UPDATED AS OF 3/12/2020

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Elections Decree 4902

Due to the University moving online and the outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the ASCSU General Election. The ASCSU 2020 General Election is hereby suspended until August 31, 2020. Campaigning will resume on August 31, 2020. Whereupon there will be two and a half weeks of campaigning, just as in a normal election. Voting will take place on September 14, 15, and 16.

President Amundson and the current eligible Executive administration shall remain in office until one week following the conclusion of the delayed General Election on September 23rd, 2020. All officers and officials under this Temporary Administration shall be required to be enrolled for credits during the Fall 2020 Semester at Colorado State University.

An interim Speaker of the Senate will be appointed by the current Speaker of the Senate and will remain in office until one week following the conclusion of the delayed General Election in the Fall, on September 23, 2020. Other Senate Leadership for the 50th Senate will be elected during the first session following normal procedure from then on. Payroll for Senate Leadership will be addressed in Joint Order 4902. The 50th Senate shall convene for its first session on September 23, 2020.

Read full Electoral Decree here.

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Elections Manager S. Connor Cheadle