Interested in Running in the UIC Student Elections?
Student Elections are just around the corner! Applications for various leadership positions on campus will be available at go.uic.edu/studentelections beginning February 1st 2021. Explore our website for a full 2021 Student Election Timeline to ensure you are up to date on important deadlines. You can also learn more about the positions that are on the ballot for this upcoming election.
Student Election Documents
Here you can find the official student election timeline to stay up to date this election season. Once applications are live, 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 1st Election materials made available online at the go.uic.edu/studentelectionswebsite. *PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO RUN PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.* February 12th 5:00pm Deadline to submit all election materials (Declaration of Nominee, Certification of Residency, Election Petition, Nominating Signatures, Candidate Platform, Headshot Photo, Support Petition or Petition Form) to the Office of the Dean of Students via UIC Connection. No extensions given. February 12th Candidates can begin submitting campaign materials for EPC review, electronically via the “Submit Campaign Materials” link found at go.uic.edu/epc. Applicants can begin submitting materials in anticipation of their candidacy prior to eligibility confirmed by EPC. Please note: the ability to submit campaign materials to the EPC, does not equate to an approved candidacy. Eligible must be confirmed by EPC before officially utilizing any materials for campaign purposes. February 15th Deadline by which candidates are notified of their qualifications via e-mail. February 15th - March 10th Campaigning officially begins on February 15th at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM on March 10th. Candidates can only begin campaigning once they received notice of their eligibility by the EPC. March 5th - (TBD) (TBD) - Meet the Candidates & Debate Event. Opportunity before voting polls open for student body to meet and ask questions to candidates of the student election. March 9th Voting begins at 9:00 AM on March 9th and ends at 4:00 PM on March 10th. March 9th Update of total votes posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 4:00 PM. March 10th Tentative election results posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 6:00 PM. March 12th 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.