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The 2015 NISG Elections:

Election Dates and Times
February 24th and February 25th

Election polls open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24th and close at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

In addition to the offices of student body president and vice president, the following senate seats are open for 2015 election:

  • College of Business Administration: 4 Seats
  • College of Education: 4 Seats
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences: 6 Seats
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 Seats
  • Graduate College: 3 Seats
  • Undecided, General Studies, Interdisciplinary, no college: 1 Seat

The 2015 official election ballot will consist of the following:
**See below for information about how to run a write-in campaign.

Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates:

  • Jared Heitz and Tanner Bernhard
  • Katie Evans and Renae Beard

College of Business Administration Senate Candidates (4 seats):

  • Danielle Massey
  • Weston Hinton
  • Madeline O'Donnell
  • 1 uncontested seat

College of Education Senate Candidates (4 seats):

  • Rachael Johnson
  • Anna Kron
  • 2 uncontested seats

College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Senate Candidates (6 seats):

  • Aaron Friel
  • Abbie Shew
  • Rachel Larsen
  • Katie Upah
  • 2 uncontested seats

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senate Candidates (3 seats):

  • Parker Bennett
  • Heather Applegate
  • Gabriella Ruggiero

Graduate College Senate Candidates (3 seats):

  • 3 uncontested seats

Undecided/General Studies/Interdisciplinary/No College Senate Candidates (1 seat):

  • Sarah Hofmeyer

Ballot Issues:

  • Three issues pertaining to Student Government will be on the ballot. To learn more, click here.

Presidential Debate Information
There will be an NISG Open Forum with all candidates on February 17th at 5:00 PM in the Maucker Union Coffee House.

Debate Format:
5:00 - 5:30 Senate Forum
(1 question, 1 minute response time given to each candidate)
5:00 - 5:10: CSBS, COE, CBA Senate Candidates
5:10 - 5:20: CHAS Senate Candidates
(10 minute intermission to adjust stage set up)

5:30 - 6:30 Presidential Debate
5:30 - 5:40: Opening Statements (3 minute opening per ticket)
5:40 - 6:00: Pre-determined questions by moderator 5 questions, 2 minutes for each candidate to respond
6:00 - 6:20: Questions from audience/social media
6:20 - 6:30: Closing Statements (3 minute closing per ticket)

Election Packet Information
All candidates must complete an NISG Election Application to be placed on the official election ballot. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on February 13th, 2014. Packets may be turned in to the NISG Office (111 Plaza Level Maucker Union). (Applications can be found attached below).

Applications must include a completed signatures petition (The petition packet is also attached). The signature requirements are as follows:

  • College of Business Administration: 25 signatures
  • College of Education: 25 signatures
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences: 25 signatures
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: 25 signatures
  • Graduate College: 25 signatures
  • Undecided/General Studies: 25 signatures
  • President/Vice President Candidacy: 150 signatures

A minimum 25 signatures must be from each of the 6 above categories.

Write-in Campaign Information
Candidates wishing to run for an office, but who failed to complete the necessary steps to appear on the official ballot may run a write-in campaign. All write-in candidates need their name to appear in at least 5 ballots to be eligible for a senate seat.

Election Commission
Connor Perry-

Barry Schintler-

Chandler Holsapple- 

Alonzo Beckham- 

Zachary Doyle- 
Nathan Davis
Election Commissioner
Northern Iowa Student Government