Becoming a Candidate
Thank you for choosing to become involved by running for office to represent students as an ASISU officer. The Elections Commission and I want you to know that we are deeply committed to providing an unbiased and fair election. As you prepare for your campaign, please keep these things in mind:
The Candidate Packet is a great resource. It lists important events and mandatory meetings. We encourage you to engage in creative and original campaigning techniques that will help maximize your exposure, as long as they follow election campaigning rules.
Become familiar with important documents such as the Candidate Packet, ASISU Constitution, Bylaws , and the Election Code , as well as general campaign restrictions for specific buildings and areas. You will be held accountable for this knowledge and will be expected to follow all rules outlined in these documents.
As Elections Commissioner, I want to make sure you have every resource available for your success. If you have questions, or want to review anything that is unclear, do not hesitate to email me.
2016 ASISU Elections Commissioner
To qualify: Candidates must be a current member of ASISU in good standing. Executive Branch (president and vice president) candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Legislative Branch (senator) candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
To be on the ballot: Candidates are required to submit the following forms by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and attend the mandatory meeting before their names may be placed on the ballot. The forms are listed below:
- ASISU Officer Application
- Academic Transcript (printed through your BengalWeb)
- Election Deposit (Cash or Check Only)
- $100 for Executive Tickets
- $50 for Senate and Idaho Falls VP candidates
- Campaign Expenditure Sheet
- Voter Signature List(s)
- Online Candidate Voters Guide Information (optional) NOTE: This item is due electronically.
All items listed above must be submitted by the required deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Items 1-5 must be turned in to the ASISU Office. If you choose to submit item 6, it must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.