The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Spring 2021 Elections

Your voice matters. Vote for your SGA representatives and UMass ballot measures through Campus Pulse between March 9th and March 12th.

Welcome to the Spring 2021 UMass SGA Elections

This page will be continuously updated with new information as elections season unfolds.  For questions, please email sgaelections@umass.edu.  The following positions will be elected in this spring's election:

  • President & Vice President
  • Senators (Class of 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Student Trustee

Timeline:

Nominations
Feb. 23 - March 2

NOTE: Nomination forms/signatures will be conducted entirely online during the Spring 2021 election cycle.

STEP 1: Fill out this Intent of Running form:

STEP 2: Once nominations start, get your nomination Google Form set up:

During this window, in order to get your name on the ballot, you must obtain a certain amount of signatures based on the position you are running for:

  • Senator - Must obtain 50 signatures and SPIRE ID#s from students in your graduating class.
  • President/VP - Must obtain 200 signatures and SPIRE ID#s from the undergraduate student body.
  • Student Trustee - Must obtain 250 signatures and SPIRE ID#s from the undergraduate and/or graduate student bodies.

Candidate's Meeting
March 2 & March 3 @ 5:30pm

Attend the virtual Candidate's Meeting to go over the rules of campaigning and be considered as a candidate. The Candidate's Meeting will be on March 2nd, at 5:30 pm.  There will also be a makeup session on March 3rd at 5:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend either session, you must email sgaspeaker@umass.edu and sgaelections@umass.edu.

Public Announcement of Voting Procedure
March 7, 2021

The Elections Commission will post the official voting procedures on SGA social channels:
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Campaigning
March 4 - March 9

Campaigning will begin at 12:00 AM on March 4th, and continues through the voting period.

President/VP & Student Trustee Debate
March 8th, 2021

Candidates running for President/Vice President or Student Trustee will participate in a debate hosted by the Daily Collegian.  Details TBD.

Voting on Campus Pulse
March 9 - March 12

From March 9th @ midnight to March 12th @ 5:00 pm, voting will be open on Campus Pulse.

Elections Commission:

(use your UMass Google account)

Ballot measures will be open for undergraduate voting

Referendum questions must gain the name, signature, and Student ID of 5% of the student body to make it onto the ballot. All such ballot measures must be submitted to the Elections Chancellor here by March 1, 2021 to make it onto the ballot.

2/22 SGA Senate Meeting – Zoom

SOCIALLY DISTANT – The UMass Student Government Association's weekly Senate Meeting will take place on Monday, February 22nd, at 6 PM. Preregister for this Zoom Meeting View the Agenda

2/17 SGA Senate Meeting – Zoom

SOCIALLY DISTANT – The UMass Student Government Association's weekly Senate Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 17th, at 6 PM. Preregister for this Zoom Meeting View the Agenda

2/11 SGA COVID Town Hall – Zoom Webinar

SOCIALLY DISTANT – The UMass Student Government Association will be hosting a public town hall event to discuss recent campus events and hear student concerns/questions. Students and UMass community members

Spring ’21 University COVID Response: SGA Seeks Feedback

The Student Government Association is gathering feedback about how the University’s recent shift to high alert has affected you. We understand that this is a stressful and unsettling time and

2/10 SGA Senate Meeting – Zoom

SOCIALLY DISTANT – The UMass Student Government Association's weekly Senate Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 10th, at 6 PM. Preregister for this Zoom Meeting View the Agenda

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