FUSA ELECTION CENTRAL


Welcome to the FUSA Election Central webpage!  We've designed this page to be a one-stop-shop for all things related to FUSA elections.  If you have any questions about the upcoming election, feel free to contact any of the below members of the FUSA Court, who oversees all FUSA Elections:

 Claire Monahan '20 (Chief Justice)

John Imor '19

Rebecca King '19

Daniel Messier '21

Amy Polewaczyk '19  

Or you can contact Jeremy Kaler, the Associate Director of Student Engagement at jkaler@fairfield.edu or 203.254.4000 x2175.


Important Dates Regarding the Presidential Election Process

Spring 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd - Declaration of Candidacy forms go online @ 11:00 AM

Monday, January 28th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM 

Tuesday, January 29th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 30th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 31st - President / VP Exit Interview in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Monday, February 4th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go offline @ 8:00 PM

Monday, February 11th - Campaign Budgets are due on OrgSync by 8:00 PM

Monday, February 11th - Petition Signatures due by 8:00 PM to the FUSA office

****200 signatures needed per ticket, Form is Available under Election Spring 2019 Folder in the Files section of the FUSA Orgsync Page****

Thursday, February 21st – Presidential/ Vice Presidential Debate in LLBCC @ 5 PM

***Polls open on OrgSync @ 8 PM after the debate****

Tuesday, February 26th - FUSA Election Day - OrgSync polls close at @ 5:30 PM

Tuesday, February 26th - FUSA Election Party - The Levee @ 7:00 PM


 

Important Dates Regarding the Senatorial Election Process

Spring 2019

Friday, February 8th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go online @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday, February 12th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 13th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 14th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM 

Friday, February 22nd - Declaration of Candidacy forms go offline @ 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 27th - Campaign Budgets are due on OrgSync by 8:00 PM

Friday, March 1st - Petition Signatures due by 8:00 PM to the FUSA office

****50 signatures needed per candidate, Form is Available under Election Spring 2019 Folder in the Files section of the FUSA Orgsync Page****

Monday, March 4th – Senatorial Debate in LLBCC @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, March 5th – Senatorial Debate in LLBCC @ 6:30 PM

Wednesday, March 6th – Senatorial Debate in LLBCC @ 6:30 PM

****Polls open for all class years on OrgSync on Thursday, March 7th @ 8 AM****

Tuesday, March 12th - FUSA Election Day - OrgSync polls close at @ 5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 12th - FUSA Election Party - The Levee @ 7:00 PM


Election Code

The Election Code serves as the governing document for all FUSA elections.  The code is created, updated, and enforced by the FUSA Court.  

To download a copy of the Code, please click here.


How do I declare my candidacy?

To first declare your candidacy, possible presidential candidates can fill out this form here.

In addition, we will be hosting three Campaign Information Sessions to go over campaign policies, and to answer any questions potential candidates may have before they jump into the race.  

Please remember that you cannot begin campaigning and/or fundraising until you’ve declared your candidacy, are deemed eligible by the Office of Student Engagement, and attend one of the Campaign Information sessions.  If you are unable to make it to the sessions, please contact the Chief Justice of the FUSA Court, Claire Monahan.


What positions can I run for?

Legislative Branch Positions:

Class of 2020 Senators

Class of 2021 Senators

Class of 2022 Senators

Executive Branch Positions

FUSA President/Vice President


How many signatures do I need to collect to make it onto the ballot?

If you are running for President/VP, you need to collect at least two-hundred (200) signatures per ticket from students in any class year. Petition Forms for Presidential Candidates can be found here.

If you are running for a Senate position, you need to collect at least fifty (50) signatures from students from your class year.  For example, if you are a member of the Class of 2020, you will need to collect fifty (50) signatures from the Class of 2020.  Petition Forms for Senatorial Candidates can be found here.


 

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