Student Elections 2020-2021
Interested in running for a position on the Undergraduate Student Government, Undergraduate Student Senate, or as the Student Trustee?
Applications are now open!
Applications will now be available online via UIC Connection. To visit an application for any of the positions listed below, you must sign into UIC Connection with your netID and password.
Please remember, it is the nominees responsibility to familiarize themselves with the election rules and regulations. This can be found on the Election Planning Committee (EPC) website.
Student Election Documents
Here you can find the official student election timeline to stay up to date this election season. You can also find the link to the Nominating Signatures form as well as the Certificate of Academic Eligibility. Lastly, for students who would like to submit a referendum for the ballot, information can be found here.
February 3rd Election materials made available on-line at the Dean of Students website. February 14th 11:45 PM Deadline to submit all election materials (Declaration of Nominee, Certification of Residency, Election Petition, Candidate Platform, Support Petition or Petition Form, and Headshot photo) to the Office of the Dean of Students. No extensions given. February 14th Candidates can begin submitting campaign materials for EPC review, electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping off the documents at the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 SSB. February 21st Deadline by which candidates are notified of their qualifications via e-mail. February 21st 5:00pm Deadline for ALL nominating signatures February 24th Deadline for referendum submissions. February 24th - March 18th Campaigning officially begins on February 24th at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM on March 18th. March 13th Meet the Candidates & Debate Event. Opportunity before voting polls open for student body to meet and ask questions to candidates of the student election. Location: 750 South Halsted, Room: East Terrace Time: 12:00 –2:00PM March 17th Voting begins at 9:00 AM on March 17th and ends at 4:00 PM on March 18th. March 17th Update of total votes posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 4:00 PM. March 18 Tentative total votes posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 6:00 PM. March 20th Deadline to submit complaints by 4:00 PM in the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 SSB
The EPC will certify the final election results and forward the information to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs pending all complaints have been reviewed and resolved. Final election results will be posted on the Dean of Students website after approval from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Signatures of registered UIC students are collected online by using this link:
Students who wish to nominate a candidate for a position on the ballot must sign into UIC Connection with their own NETID and password and complete the form to its entirety.
*When using the same device to collect signatures, once a student has submitted their nominating signature for your candidacy, they MUST log out of UIC Connection before another student provides their nominating signature. If the student does not log out of UIC Connection and another signature is then added, it will be added under the previous student’s netID and will be counted as a double.
Positions within USG require 150 signatures; positions within UIC senate require 6 signatures; and, position of Student Trustee requires 250 signatures.
Certificate of Academic Eligibility
Please have an academic eligibility form completed by your academic advisor. This form MUST be completed and submitted by the application deadline, along with your completed Election Packet, for full candidacy consideration.
To submit a form, share the link below with your academic advisor:
Your academic advisor should click on the link, once they receive it, and log in with their netID and password to access the Certificate of Academic Eligibility form.
Submit a Referendum today!
Students who wish to submit a referendum to be added to the ballot in this year’s 2020-2021 Student Elections should complete the form found here: https://uic.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/387253.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A REFERENDUM FOR THE 2020-2021 BALLOT IS FEBRUARY 24TH AT 5PM.