Dear Stanford Students,
The Elections Commission has been contacted by students who are concerned that they have not been sent a ballot for the 2017 ASSU General Election.
In order to verify who is eligible to vote, the Commission uses only the most recent enrollment data from the University Registrar to determine eligibility to vote.
If you have not received a ballot, it is most likely because University enrollment data does not reflect you as a student at-status during Winter 2017 - the most recent enrollment data compiled by the University Registrar. In such cases, the Commission cannot verify your status as a student and thus cannot provide you a ballot.
The Elections Commission has taken note of this issue. We can assure you that we are currently working on figuring out how to best get this resolved. We will provide updates as available.
In the meantime, please contact the Commission with any such concerns.
The voter guide is currently open.
Please visit petitioning.stanford.edu to view candiates, slates, and issues.
Elections ballot opens on April 13th, 12:01am and closes on April 14th, 11:59pm. You will receive a personalized email Qualtrics survey when the ballot opens. For Senate elections, you can choose to vote for up to 15 candidates. For Exec, we will adopt a Ranked Voting system where you will be asked to rank Executive Slates depending on your preferences. We will announce the election results on April 15th, 2017
2017 Upcoming Events
Do you know your Senate Candidates? Tune in to 90.1FM or live stream from KZSU to listen to your future ASSU Senate speak about their goals, experiences, and everything in between.
- Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4-5pm
Do you want to watch ASSU Executive Candidates debate about their platforms and the issues that students care about on campus? Be present in the ASSU Executive Candidate Debate hosted by ASSU Elections Commission and Co-sponsored by The Stanford Daily and KZSU.
- Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm in Pigott Theater
Sign up here for our mailing lists to stay up to date with us this election cycle. Candidates, this will be especially useful for you.
Annual Grants and Special Fees Sessions are closed
Click here for a previous year's workshop.
Have questions? Come to any of the below office hours.
- Undergraduate Senate Appropriations Committee -- Click here for the calendar
- Elections Commission -- by appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All Stanford students have the right, at any time, to submit petitions for initative, referendum, and recall. For more information, please contact the Elections Commission.
About the Elections Commission
The ASSU Elections Commission is an independent body of the ASSU that
- sets elections policies with help from students, the ASSU Executive, the Undergraduate Senate, the Graduate Student Council, and SAL;
- educates candidates about ballot requirements and elections policies;
- informs student groups requesting Special Fees about the approval process;
- helps voters learn about issues and candidates efficiently and without waste; and
- oversees Stanford elections fairly and transparently.
Elections matter to every Stanford student because they're your chance to choose how we spend millions of dollars and pick the future leaders of the student body. The Elections Commission ensures that every student has a fair and free opportunity to vote on the issues that matter to them.