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 Senatorial Election Process

Fall 2018

Friday, September 7th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go online @ 8:30 AM

Monday, September 10th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM 

Tuesday, September 11th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 12th - Campaign Information Session in BCC 206 @ 7:00 PM

Friday, September 14th - Declaration of Candidacy forms go offline @ 6:00 PM

Monday, September 17th - Campaign Budgets are due on OrgSync by 6:00 PM

Wednesday, September 19th - Petition Signatures due by 6:30 PM to the FUSA office

****50 signatures needed per candidate, Form is Available under Election Fall 2018 Folder in the Files section of the FUSA Orgsync Page****

Thursday, September 20th - Meet the Candidates Night for Class of 2022 location/ time TBD

Tuesday, September 25th - FUSA Election Day - OrgSync polls open at @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday, September 25th - FUSA Election Party - The Levee @ 7:30 PM


Check back for FUSA Presidential and Class of 2020/ 2021/ 2022 Spring Senate Elections


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 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 2019 Senators

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 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 2019, you will need to collect fifty (50) signatures from the Class of 2019.  Petition Forms for Senatorial Candidates can be found here.


 

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