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Elections

General Information

Undergraduate students are eligible to vote for SGA President, SGA Vice President, Executive Treasurer, and Student Services Director, in addition to Residential Senators and College Senators representing their residential area and academic college respectively.

Graduate students are eligible to vote for SGA President, SGA Vice President, Executive Treasurer, and Student Services Director.

Please send your questions and feedback to votesga@utk.edu.

Click here to see the SGA 2020 Election Ballot

Timeline, Procedures, and Appendices

View Election Packet 2020

Updates

**Click here for timeline changes due to COVID-19**

Election Commission

Commissioner: Nicole Painter

Karlee Beets

Annelise Brueher

Emerson Burd

Natalie J. Campbell

Audrey Davis

Jack Duren

Paul Macharia

Luke McConnell

Austin Reynolds

Johnelle Simpson

Charles Weber

Important Events and Dates

Thursday, February 20, 2020

(6:30 PM-7:00 PM) SU 169 – General Interest Meeting with all interested students to learn more about SGA and explain how to get involved in the election process. This meeting will explain and review the election rules and procedures.

(7:00 PM-7:30 PM) SU 169 – Undergraduate Student Senate Interest Meeting with all students interested in running for an Undergraduate Student Senate Seat in the
upcoming election.

(8:00 PM) Campaigns may hold public campaign interest meetings. These shall only occur after an independent candidate or party has submitted Appendix A to the Election Commissioner.

 

Friday, February 21, 2020:

(8:00 AM) It is AT THIS TIME and NO SOONER that prospective candidates may begin acquiring the required number of signatures for their petitions. All appendices can be found on the Vote SGA website (votesga.utk.edu)

 

Monday, March 2, 2020:

(11:59 PM) All required appendices for party’s, independent candidates, executive committee members, general campaign members, and referenda are due by candidates to ​votesga@utk.edu

a.) Appendix A must be submitted before a party or independent candidate holds any kind of general campaign interest meeting.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020:

(6:00 PM) Candidates will be notified of signature discrepancies via email after verification is complete.

 

Friday, March 13, 2020:

(6:00 PM) Candidate and party information posted on the SGA website. Candidates may send updates of this information to the Election Commissioner throughout their campaign.

 

Monday, March 16, 2020:

(8:00 AM) Campaign websites and social media sites may go public (11:59 PM) Appendix C is due by all general campaign members to votesga@utk.edu

 

Wednesday, March 25 2020:
(8:00 AM) Candidates may begin holding speaking engagements if they have submitted Appendix A to ​votesga@utk.edu,​ and have received approval by the Election Commissioner, which will occur within forty-eight (48) hours of submission.
(11:59 PM) Campaign Value Report (CVR) #1 submitted to ​votesga@utk.edu

See CVR’s below:

We Hear You UT

Change

Promise

 

Monday, March 30, 2020:

(8:00 AM) Valid referenda posted on the SGA Election website (votesga.utk.edu) (5:00 PM) Ballot posted on SGA Election website votesga.utk.edu
(5:00 PM) Candidates may begin to notify the Election Commissioner of ballot discrepancies via email ​votesga@utk.edu​ after certification is complete.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020:
(7:00 PM) Candidate Debate via zoom

 

Friday, April 3, 2020:

(5:00 PM) Campaign Value Report (CVR) #2 submitted to ​votesga@utk.edu (5:00 PM) Deadline for submission of any changes to the ballot or withdrawal of candidacy (Appendix J)

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020:

(5:00 AM) Campaigns may begin setting up locations on campus
(7:00 AM) Candidates and parties may distribute campaign material. (7:00 AM) Campaigns may begin forms of mass communication within the parameters outlined below.
(7:00 AM) Campaign apparel may be worn.
(8:00 AM) Election week begins and the ballot opens.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020:
(11:30 PM) Campaign Value Report (CVR) #3 submitted to ​votesga@utk.edu

 

Friday, April 17, 2020:

(5:00 PM) Ballot closes
(5:30 PM) Campaign Value Report (CVR) #4 submitted to ​votesga@utk.edu (5:30 PM) Campus Clean-Up on Pedestrian Walkway
(6:30 PM) Results are certified in the SGA offices in SU Suite 174
(7:00 PM) Results are announced in SGA offices in SU Suite 174

Ballot

View Election Ballot 2019

Results

View Election Results and Runoff 2019

View Election Results 2018

View Off-Campus Special Election 2018

View Election Results 2017

View Election Results 2016