Running for an election is one of the ways to get involved in USG.

The Elections Commissioner is responsible for administering USG elections. This year, Will Jones (william-a-jones@uiowa.edu) will serve as the Elections Commissioner. He will ensure that the USG elections are administered fairly. Will will be a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to run. Please reach out to him with any and all questions.

If you are interested in running for student government, you MUST attend a candidate interest meeting. The two candidate interest meetings are listed below:

  • Monday, February 21st, @ 8PM --> Zoom
  • Friday, March 4th, @ 5PM --> Iowa Theater, 166 IMU

Election Timeline

Event Date
Collecting Petition Signatures Monday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m - Friday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m.
Campaigning Sunday, March 20th at 8:00 p.m. - Wednesday, March 30th at 5:00 p.m
President & Vice President Candidate Town Hall Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Voting Monday, March 28th at 8:00 a.m. - Wednesday, March 30th at 5:00 p.m.
Certification of Results Thursday, March 31st
Announcement of Results Friday, April 1st

 

Campaign Violations

Early campaigning is prohibited by the USG Elections Code and results in demerits. If you believe a violation has happened, please submit it for our review.

How can I run?

Contains the text "1. President and Vice President - Two people run on an "Executive Ticket" and create a campaign together"

President and Vice President

Two people run on an "Executive Ticket" and create a campaign together.

2. Senator Ticket - Up to twenty people create a campaign together

Senator Ticket

Up to 20 people create a campaign together.

Contains the text "3. Independent Senator - Run independently- At least seven seats must be filled by independent senators"

Independent Senator

Run independently. at least 7 seats must be filled by independent senators.

4. Constituency Senator - Run independently for any of the eight constituencies - Constituency Senators are elected by the constituency they represent. International, black, disability, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Asian Pacific Islander, Veteran, Native American

Constituency Senator

Run independently for any of the 8 constituencies. Constituency Senators are elected by the constituency they represent.