There are a number of eligibility criteria such as grade point average (GPA), residency units, and “good standing” status that are evaluated by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Office to determine if CSULB students may run for student government positions. Each applicant will be notified by the ASI Assistant Director of Government Affairs & Initiatives if they have met eligibility requirements, as determined by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Office.
ASI does require a $50 deposit from all candidates, which will be refunded as long as there are no campaign violation rulings sanctioning the deposit and the Campaign Income & Expense Record is submitted by the deadline. Candidates who are running for office have the option to expend funds to support their campaign efforts. You are not expected to spend any money for campaigning. This is 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.
In the event you violate one or more of the campaign violations listed in Part VIII in the Elections Handbook, part or all of the $50 deposit will be forfeited. For more details, read the Elections Handbook. If no violations occur and you submit your Campaign Income & Expense Record by the deadline, your deposit will be refunded one week after final election results are announced. All candidates must submit a Campaign Income & Expense Record, even if they did not spend anything on their campaign, by the deadline in order to receive a refund.
To run for a College seat, you must have declared a major in that particular college when you turn in the packet. 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 of Liberal Arts seat or Senator-at-Large.
The digital elections packet can be found on BeachSync and shall include the elections calendar, position descriptions and an Application to Run for Office Form. Interested candidates must submit their application via BeachSync along with any additional required documentation, such as ballot and voter guide platforms and signature petition.
You will be able to vote online from 12am on March 16th through 11:59pm on March 18th.
Access your CSULB student email account and locate the email from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2020 ASI Election”
Open and read the email Click on the link that says “CLICK HERE”
If the link doesn’t work, go to URL address provided in the email and enter your username and password, also provided in 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 don’t 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.
At the end of your voting session, you will be taken to an exit page. Here you will have an opportunity to leave a comment. We encourage you to provide us with your honest feedback.
To exit the elections, click on the “Sign Out” link at the top of the page or simply close your web browser. Make sure you’ve completed the ballot before exiting.
If you did not receive the email, or are having trouble online, please email email@example.com. Include your name, student ID# and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.
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 “2020 ASI Election.” Click “Not Junk.” If this doesn’t work, or if you cannot locate the email in your spam folder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, student ID# and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.
The election results will be announced after the polls close at the Elections Reveal Party on Thursday, March 19th from 12-1:30pm in the University Student Union room 103 Lounge. You will also be able to find the results on the ASI Student Government Website www.asicsulb.org/gov/ and posted outside the Student Government Office, University Student Union, room 311.