Northern Iowa Student Government

NISG Elections

By: Anthony Spoerl on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:39

The 2014 NISG Elections

The official 2014 NISG Election Results are now available here.

Upon further review of the 2014 NISG Election results today (2/27/14), there is an update by the NISG Election Commission on the final vote count. Kevin Gartman and Paul Andersen took 51.7% (610) of the votes, securing them the offices of president and vice president. Corey Cooling and Eric Boise earned 46.8% (552) of the votes.

These results are slightly different than the results reported last night (2/26/14). Votes for the students in the Undecided/General Studies/Interdisciplinary/No College category were transposed in the original calculations. The correct results show Kevin and Paul receiving 15 votes in this category, while Corey and Eric received 25. These numbers were originally reversed and therefore were reported in error. Once again, Kevin Gartman and Paul Andersen will serve as the 2014-2015 president and vice president.

All election documents are available for public viewing upon setting up an appointment with the NISG Election Commission. Please contact KaLeigh White ( with questions (2014).


Election Dates and Times

February 25th and February 26th

Election polls open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25th and close at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014.

Formal campaigning may begin Monday, February 10th at 8:00 a.m. sharp.

**All individuals interested in running for an office should carefully review the NISG Election Rules. The complete set of Election Rules is available for download below.

In addition to the offices of student body president and vice president, the following senate seats are open for 2014 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 2014 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:

College of Business Administration Senate Candidates:

College of Education Senate Candidates:

College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Senate Candidates:

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senate Candidates:

Graduate College Senate Candidates:

  • 3 Uncontested Seats

Undecided/General Studies/Interdisciplinary/No College Senate Candidates:

  • 1 Uncontested Seat


Presidential Debate Information

There will be an NISG Open Forum with all candidates on February 18th 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 14th, 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.

**The 2014 Election Commission voted to approve a reduction of the signature requirements for Undecided/General Studied/No College for the Presidential tickets. The requirement has been lowered to 10 signatures. Students seeking a senate seat for Undecided/General Studied/No College are still required to achieve the 25 signatures.** 

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


KaLeigh White
Election Commissioner
Northern Iowa Student Government


NISG 2014 Election Full Results.pdf198.71 KB
A Quick Guide to Campaigning.docx46.36 KB
NISG Signature Petition.docx42.58 KB
Election Rules 3.28.12.docx135.92 KB
2014 Election Application Packet.docx874.13 KB
A Quick Guide to NISG Campaign Finances.docx42.58 KB
Aaron Friel - CHAS.pdf93.66 KB
Abbie Shew - CHAS.pdf182.25 KB
Anna Kron - COE.pdf136.9 KB
Corbyn Mellinger - CHAS.pdf89.25 KB
Corey Cooling and Eric Boisen - President and VP.pdf64.09 KB
Jay Fruechte - CBA.pdf60.48 KB
Joe Noonan - CBA.pdf94.47 KB
Katie Evans - CSBS.pdf136.89 KB
Kaylin Upah - CHAS.pdf106.82 KB
Kevin Gartman and Paul Andersen - President and VP.pdf63.42 KB
Michael Kelly - CHAS.pdf68.36 KB
Natalie Kaufman - CHAS.pdf79.63 KB
Nathan Davis - CBA.pdf145.27 KB
Taylor Welden - COE.pdf4.88 KB
Trey Roosa - CHAS.pdf92.67 KB