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:

Matthew Marshall '19 (Chief Justice)

Anthony Szymonik '18

James Poccia '19

Robert George '19

Claire Monahan '20

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 2018

Monday, January 8th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go online @ 8:30 AM

Tuesday, February 13th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go offline @ 4:30 PM

Monday, February 5th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:30 PM 

Tuesday, February 6th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:30 PM

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

Tuesday, February 20th - Petition Signatures due by 4:30 PM to FUSA office

****200 total signatures needed per Presidential Ticket, Form is Available under Election Spring 2018 Folder in the Files section of the FUSA Orgsync Page****

Thursday, Feburary 22nd - Meet the FUSA Presidential Candidates Night in LL BCC @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 27th - FUSA Presidential Election Day - OrgSync & BCC Info. Desk @ 9:00 AM

Tuesday, February 27th - FUSA Presidential Post Election Party - The Levee @ 9:00 PM


Important Dates Regarding the Senatorial Election Process

Class of 2019/2020/2021 Election Spring 2018

Wednesday, February 28th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go online @ 4:30 PM

Thursday, March 13th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go offline @ 4:30 PM

Monday, March 5th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM 

Tuesday, March 6th  - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 7th - Campaign Information Sessions in BCC 206 @ 7:00PM

Tuesday, March 20th - Petition Signatures due by 12:00 PM to FUSA office

****50 total signatures needed per Senate ticket, Form is Available under Election Spring 2018 Folder in the Files section of the FUSA Orgsync Page****

Thursday, March 22nd - FUSA Senatorial Primary Voting (if necessary) on OrgSync & at Information Desk in BCC from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 27th - FUSA Senatorial Voting on OrgSync & at Information Desk in BCC from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 27th - FUSA Senatorial Election Results Announced at The Levee @ 9:00 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 senatorial candidates can fill out this form here.

In addition, we will be hosting two 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, Matt Marshall.


What positions can I run for?

Legislative Branch Positions:

Class of 2019 Senators

Class of 2020 Senators

Class of 2021 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 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 2018, you will need to collect fifty (50) signatures from the Class of 2018.  Petition Forms for Senatorial Candidates can be found here.


 

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