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Candidate Information

Available Positions - FAll 2017 Elections

(All positions are elected for a one-year term, unless noted otherwise.)

Homecoming King

Homecoming Queen

Student Senators 

  • College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs (1 seat)
  • College of Business (4 seats)
  • College of Education (1 seat for one-year term, and 1 for six months)
  • College of Engineering (5 seats)
  • College of Liberal Arts (3 seats for one-year term, 1 for six months)
  • College of Nursing & Health Innovation (5 seats)
  • College of Science (3 seats)
  • School of Social Work (1 seat for one-year term, and 1 for six months)
  • University College (2 seats for one-year term, 1 for six months)

UTA Ambassadors (16 one year terms)

Dates and Deadlines                         

Filing Dates: Monday, September 25 - Thursday, October 5
8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Student Governance Office [E. H. Hereford University Center, B150]

Students wishing to run for a position must complete an application and submit it to the Student Governance offiice.  A non-refundable $10 filing fee is required for each position.

Write-in Deadline: Wednesday, October 11 at 3 p.m.

Students who miss the initial filing deadline still have the opportunity to file as a write-in candidate until October 11. Write-in candidates are still required to pay the $10 filing fee, but not required to attend a Candidate's Meeting session.  Write-in candidates' names will not appear on the ballot, so voters will have to know to type the write-in candidate's name into the election ballot in order to cast a vote for him/her.

Candidates' Meetings:

  • Monday, October 9 @ 12 p.m. -- University Center, San Saba Room (Upper Level)
  • Tuesday, October 10 @ 12:30 p.m. -- University Center, Student Congress Chambers (Upper Level)

Candidates are required to attend one of the Candidates' Meetings.

Campaigning begins: Monday, October 9 @ 5 p.m.

Please review the Fall 2017 Election Code (available in the Student Governance office) for regulations regarding appropriate campaign conduct.

Platform Statement and Short Résumé due: Thursday, October 12 @ 12 p.m.

Candidates are to submit a platform statement (maximum of 125 words) and a short resume/tagline (maximum of 200 characters) for publication in The Shorthorn and on the official election ballot. Both must be submitted via email to Ashley Smith ( and must be sent from the candidate's UTA/MavMail email account to be accepted.

Election Polling:  University Center, Art Gallery (106)
Monday, October 23 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Important Documents

The full Election Code is available in the Student Governance Office.

NOTE: If elected into Student Government or the UTA Ambassadors, in-person attendance at meetings is mandatory. No exceptions (such as Skype, Facetime, etc.) will be allowed. Failure to physically attend the meetings will result in removal from the organization.

NOTE: None of these elected positions qualify for the out-of-state tuition waiver.

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