The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fall 2020 Elections

Your voice matters. Vote NOW for your SGA representatives and UMass ballot measures through Campus Pulse between September 21st and September 25th.

Welcome to the Fall 2020 UMass SGA Elections

This page will be continuously updated with new information as elections season unfolds.  For questions, please email sgaelections@umass.edu or sgaspeaker@umass.edu.  Due to COVID-19 emergency election procedures, the following positions will be elected in this fall's election:

  • President & Vice President
  • Senators (all four class years)
  • Student Trustee

Timeline:

Nominations
Sep. 7 - Sep. 14

NOTE: Nomination forms/signatures will be conducted entirely online during the Fall 2020 election cycle.

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 or graduate student bodies.

Candidate's Meeting
Sep. 14 & Sep. 15

Attend a virtual (Zoom) Candidate's Meeting (details to be announced on SGA social channels) to go over the rules of campaigning and be considered as a candidate. If you are unable to attend, you must email sgaspeaker@umass.edu and sgaelections@umass.edu.

VOTING
Sep. 21 - Sep. 25

Campaigning will begin at 12:00 AM on September 18th, and continues through the voting period.  From September 21st - 25th @ 11:45 pm, you will be able to vote on Campus Pulse.

President/VP & Student Trustee Debate
September 20

Candidates running for President/Vice President or Student Trustee participated in a debate hosted by the Daily Collegian on September 20th @ 7pm.

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 September 11, 2020 to make it onto the ballot.

Recent News

Special Assistant Applications Fall 2020

Special Assistant applications for Fall 2020 are now open.  As a Special Assistant for the SGA, you will be working alongside one of the eight committees in the SGA to

9/22 Elections Commission Meeting

The SGA Elections Commission will be meeting via Zoom on September 22th, at 7:30 pm.  Link to the Zoom meeting is posted below: Join Zoom Meeting

Public Announcement of Voting Procedures – Fall 2020

Effective September 17th, 2020 @ 11:57 pm: Voting will take place from the beginning of Monday, September 21st, 2020, to the end of Friday, September 25th, 2020 on Campus Pulse.

9/17 Elections Commission Meeting

The SGA Elections Commission will be meeting via Zoom on September 17th, at 7:30 pm.  Link to the Zoom meeting is posted below: Join Zoom Meeting

9/11 Elections Commission Meeting

The SGA Elections Commission will be meeting via Zoom on September 11th, at 7:30 pm.  Link to the Zoom meeting is posted below: Join Zoom Meeting

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