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Elections

Updated January 20, 2023

Hello Voters!

Welcome to the 2023 Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Elections page: your complete resource for information, dates, position descriptions, candidate statements and application instructions.

Since 1956, Long Beach State University (LBSU) students have participated in the ASI Elections process, ultimately providing the next round of leaders to advocate on their behalf. Elections and Student Governance remain at the heart of ASI and continues to drive our motto of "Keeping Students First."

Whether you are here as an applicant or a voter, we hope that you find this page useful. If you have any questions, please submit them here: asi-elections@csulb.edu.

Happy Voting!

Alexa Cabrera
ASI Government Elections Officer

Apply Here

Elections Calendar Spring 2023

Dates Activities Location Time
Monday, Jan. 23 Filing Opens Online (Jan. 23 to Feb. 12) ASI Elections Site 9 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 Filing Closes (Platforms must be submitted with an application) ASI Elections Site 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 13 Filing Re-Opens for Unfilled Positions Online* ASI Elections Site 9 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 17 Filing for Unfilled Positions Closes* (Platforms Must Be Submitted with Application) ASI Elections Site 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24 Mandatory Candidate Meeting** ($50 Deposit Due)
(Approval for Campaign Materials by Govt. Office Begins After Completion of Meeting)
University Student Union (USU) 205 2 to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 6 Campaigning Begins for General Elections Campus At Large All Day
Monday, March 6 Coffee With the Candidates Outside Bookstore 12 to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 Coffee with the Candidates Outside Bookstore 12 to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8 Executive Candidate Debate *Hosted by CSULB Forensics* USU Beach Auditorium 5 to 7 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday, March 13-15 ONLINE ELECTIONS ONLINE 12:01 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Monday, March 13 Elections Kickoff Event USU Southwest Terrace 12 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Booth Beach Circle (COB) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 GOTV Booth USU Southwest Terrace 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 16 Elections Reveal Party USU South Plaza 12 to 1:30 p.m.

*Unfilled Positions: positions that do not meet the minimum number of applicants. All other positions are closed.

**Mandatory Candidates Meeting: all candidates MUST attend this meeting to be officially recognized as a candidate. A photo for the ASI Elections website will be taken at this meeting (There will be no makeup sessions for your photo). Failure to attend = automatic disqualification.

Slate Registration Deadline: March 01, 2023

Starter Pack

Interested in running for a 2023 Student Government office? Here are a few steps to apply:

  • Access resources within the 2023 ASI Elections Packet here.

Docs & Forms

  • The documents and forms listed below are intended to be a resource for candidates, campaign workers and the student body at large throughout the ASI election process.

Documents

  • Election Handbook 2023

Forms

  1. Income Expense Record
  2. List of Campaign Workers
  3. Public Endorsement
  4. Campaign Violation Petition

FAQs

What are the requirements to run for office?

To be deemed academically eligible for any position in the Associated Students, the student officer must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and meet the university requirements for holding office stated in the current edition of CSULB Campus Regulations. The ASI Assistant Director for Government Affairs and Initiatives will be responsible for forwarding names of individuals who are currently holding or seeking to hold any position in the Associated Students to the Office of the Dean of Students for eligibility inquiry.

Is being in student government like a job? Do I get paid?

The time commitment for each position varies. Please refer to the job descriptions for more details. However, all student government positions are awarded a scholarship for their service. Please refer to the ASI Policy on Student Government Scholarships for more information.

Is there a cost to run for office?

Candidates running for office can expend funds to support their campaign efforts. You are not expected to spend any money on campaigning; any spending will be based on your personal decision. If candidates decide to spend money for their campaign, ASI does ask that candidates sign and follow the voluntary campaign spending limit pledge:

$750 for candidates for executive offices

$500 for candidates for other university-wide positions

$250 for candidates for other college-level positions

There are detailed requirements outlined in the ASI Elections Handbook regarding campaigning, campaign expenditures and reporting. It is important you follow all requirements. It is the candidate’s responsibility to submit a Campaign Income & Expense Record even if they did not spend any money on campaigning.

I'm currently majoring in journalism, but I'm thinking about changing it to marketing soon. Can I run for the Senator for College of Business seat?

To run for a College seat, you must have declared a major in that specific college when you submit your application. If University records show that you are still majoring in Journalism, you cannot run for the College of Business seat and must instead run for the College

Where can I find the ASI election application?

The digital elections packet can be found here on the ASI Elections Site. While filling out the application, be sure to include all required documentation. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Students can only be a candidate for one position. If two applications are submitted by one student, the application submitted latest will be considered.

Can I run with other candidates as a part of a slate?

Yes, candidates can run a shared campaign together. This is limited to 5 people per slate. For more information, please refer to the Elections Handbook section on Slates.

Where do I go to find which candidates are running for office?

Candidates will be listed on the first day of campaigning here.

How do I vote?

  • You can vote online from March 13 at 12 a.m. through March 15 at 11:59 p.m.
  • All students will receive an email containing voting information. Once received, open and click on the attached link that reads “CLICK HERE”.
  • If the link does not work, visit the URL address provided in the email and enter your username and password, also provided within the email.
  • Read the Welcome Page and click on the “PROCEED” button.
  • Start voting! Just click on the box next to the candidates or responses of your choice, and then click “Submit Vote.”
    • *ONCE YOU CLICK ON “SUBMIT VOTE,” YOUR VOTE IS RECORDED AND CANNOT BE CHANGED*
  • If you do not want to vote in a particular race, click on “Skip this Poll”.
  • If you want to vote in a race that you previously skipped, locate the poll you skipped, then cast your vote.
  • If you did not receive the email, or are having trouble online, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu. Include your name, student ID number and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.

Where do I vote?

Any computer or phone that can access your CSULB student email account can be used for voting.

What happens if I did not get an email to vote?

If you did not receive an email to vote, please check your spam folder. Locate the email from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2023 ASI Election.” Click “Not Junk.” If this does not work, or if you cannot locate the email in your spam folder, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu. Include your name, student ID number and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.

What should I do if I cannot open the email to vote?

If you cannot open the email to vote, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu Include your name, student ID number and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.

When can I get the election results?

The election results will be announced after the polls close at the Elections Reveal, Thursday, March 16, at 12 p.m. on ASI’s Instagram Live. You will also be able to find the results on the ASI Student Government Website asicsulb.org/gov/.