Getting involved

We're excited that you want to serve your fellow students!

ASSU elected offices

How to run for ASSU offices

Look up this year's informational session presentation

The Elections Commission will hold two information sessions on February 17th and February 21st, the presentation for which can be found. Candidates are responsible for all information.

Read the information guides about your position

The Elections Commission has prepared short information guides that tell you everything you need to know about running for an elected position. Be aware that these are old guides and may need to be updated.

» Executive Slate Information Guide (pdf)

» Class President Slate Information Guide (pdf)

» Undergraduate Senate Information Guide (pdf)

» Graduate Student Council Information Guide (pdf)

Executive Campaign Finance: The executive campaign finance regulations will be enforced during the 2017 ASSU elections. No slate may spend more than $1000 on their campaign, as per the Joint Bylaws. Contact elections@elections.stanford.edu if you have any questions. Note that the page this links to is out of date.

Undergraduate Senate Campaign Finance: The Undergraduate Senate campaign finance regulations shall be enforced this year. No candidate may spend more than $100 on their campaign, as per the Joint Bylaws. The elections commission is currentlly working to secure public financing for candidates with financial need.

Graduate Student Council Campaign Finance: The Graduate Student Council campaign finance regulations shall be enforced this year. No candidate may spend more than $100 on their campaign, as per the Joint Bylaws.

Declare your candidacy & start petitioning

Online declarations of intent and petitions will be live on February 26th. They will be due Sunday, March 5, 11:59 PM. Once you have submitted a Declaration of Intent, you may create a profile on the Voter Guide website and use our online petitioning tools, or create your own petitions; see the petitioning guidelines page when it is properly updated. GSC candidates do not need to petition, but may declare candidacy at any time by submitting a Declaration of Intent.

Please ensure you understand the petitioning guidelines set down in the petitioning information and in the Petitioning Guidelines information document.

Campaign!

Campaign Week is April 4th through April 11th. We'll inform you of all the events going on during that time to help you reach out to students.

Await the election results

We will announce the election results on April 15th, 2017.

Calendar

See the full elections calendar.