The Associated Students of the UW Tacoma officially released the calendar for the 2018 general elections.

Potential candidates will be able to obtain election packets starting March 7. The winners of this election will serve on the ASUWT Executive Board and Senate for the 2018–2019 school year.

Packets for ballot measures will also be available beginning March 7. Ballot measures, also known as propositions, are campus-wide referendums and initiatives that students vote on to either approve or reject. Examples of propositions would be an increase in quarterly tuition to help fund a particular campus project, establish a new committee, or changes to student housing.

Students are only eligible to vote in elections if they are registered members of the ASUWT by spring quarter. Registration is free, and can be added or reviewed when looking at the insurance/ optional charges tab under the Student Personal Services section found on your MyUW account.

Those interested in running will have to fill out their packets before the April 6 deadline. Students will then have 12 days to prepare before campaigning officially begins. However, voting will not begin until April 30, and it will remain open for five days. The winners of the election will be announced by May 9.

 

ASUWT General Elections Calendar

MARCH 7

Candidate Election Packets and Ballot Measure Election
Packets become available online at asuwt.org

APRIL 6

Candidate Election Packets and Ballot Measure Election
Packet must be submitted by 5 p.m.

APRIL 16

Mandatory Candidate Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in UWY 103

APRIL 17

Mandatory Candidate Meeting at 2 p.m. in UWY 103

APRIL 18

Open campaigning begins

APRIL 24

Candidates Public Election Forum noon–2:30 p.m. in the Dawghouse

APRIL 25

Candidates Public Election Forum 3–4:30 p.m. in the Dawghouse

APRIL 30–MAY 4

The Election Voting Period

MAY 9

Election results will be announced

 

For more information on the elections, including whom to contact for election-related questions, go to:

asuwt.org

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