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Candidate Information

 Available Positions - Fall 2020 Elections

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

Homecoming King

Homecoming Queen 

Student Service Fee Allocation Committee (seats available TBD)

Student Senators 

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

UTA Ambassadors (19 seats for one-year terms)


Dates and Deadlines                         

Filing Dates:
Begins Monday, September 28th at 8:00 a.m.
Deadline is Thursday, October 8th at 11:59 p.m.

Campaign Kickoff 
Monday, September 28th via instagram live @uta_studentgov

Students who desire to run in campus elections have the ability to attend Campaign Kickoff via instagram live. For those who file on September 28th, candidates will still be required to pay the $10 filing fee, however candidates will be refuded upon completion of the entire candidates process. We encourage anyone to attend and ask current members any questions regarding the positions available.

Write-in Deadline:

Friday, October 16 at 3 p.m.

Students who miss the initial filing deadline still have the opportunity to file as a write-in candidate until October 16. 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.

Candidate Meetings:

Candidates are required to attend one of the Candidate Meetings or send someone in their place with written authorization to represent them.

Dates and Times: TBD

Campaigning begins:

Please review the Spring 2020 Election Code (available below & in the Student Governance office) for regulations regarding appropriate campaign conduct.

Platform Statement and Short Résumé due:

Candidates are to submit a platform statement (maximum of 125 words) and a short tagline (maximum of 200 characters) for publication online and on the official election ballot.  Candidates also have the opportunity to submit a photo brief 30 second introduction video for use on our election website.  This information is submitted via online election candidate form. Please use the link provided through the election filing confirmation process.

Election Polling: 

For the first time, election polling is taking place online. Voting will be open from Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29 at 11:59PM. Visit to cast your ballot.

Important Documents

All of the documents are available in the Student Governance Office (Suite B160, Lower Level of University Center).

  • Click here to view the Available Positions.
  • Click here to view the Position Descriptions.
  • Click here to view the Spring 2020 Election Code.

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

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