Student Government Elections 2014-15

UWB Student Government
2014-2015 Elections Information

FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION HERE! - Applications due Friday, April 18 by 2pm. Followed by a MANDATORY candidate meeting at 3pm located in UW1-103.

Candidate Campaign Information

Campaigning Schedule
Job Descriptions and Stipends
General Elections Information and Rules
Candidate Information and Rules
Posting Guidelines
Contact the Elections Committee
 

Campaigning Schedule

Mark your calendar!

Date

Time

Action Item/Notes

Friday, April 18th

3:00 pm

Mandatory candidate meeting in UW1 - 103

Monday, April 21st

8:00 am

Campaigning begins (cont. until close of voting)

TBD

TBD

ASUWB Candidate Panels – Location: TBD

Each candidate is strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this panel discussion. It is an opportunity for you to advertise your strengths, and for your constituents to get to know your views and plans.

Monday, May 12th

8:00 am

Voting begins online

Thursday, May 15th

5:00 pm

Campaigning and voting ends. Itemized list of purchases with original receipts or a signed statement saying no money was spent must be turned in to Student Life Front Desk by 5pm.

Friday, May 16th

5:00 pm

Soft Release: Announce election results to candidates

Saturday, May 17th

5:00 pm

All campaign materials must be removed

Monday, May 19th

8:00 am

Hard Release: Election Results Released on Elections Committee webpage: uwb.edu/vote

TBD

TBD

Optional/Suggested: Student Leadership Awards

TBD

TBD

Elected 2014-2015 Student Government transition meeting w/ current ASUWB. Tri-campus meeting with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the guidelines or the elections process, please contact a Committee member, either through email (uwbelectionscommittee@gmail.com) or in person.

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Job Descriptions and Stipends

President

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the ASUWB, including giving speeches at all events (e.g. student convocation, commencement and other ceremonies)
  • Preside over all Senate meetings in accordance with the standards established by Article X of these bylaws
  • Assign projects and delegate tasks to members of the ASUWB Student Government with respect to the section in Article VII corresponding to each position within the ASUWB
  • Monitor and supervise all tasks and projects being managed by members of the Executive Board
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Facilitate the success and assist in the execution of all team projects and events whether on or off campus
  • Establish and distribute meeting agendas in accordance with the existing regulations of these bylaws and the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW Chapter 42.30) allowing reasonable time for the Director of Public Relations to post to students
  • Attend all monthly meetings of the Board of Regents and report back to the ASUWB Executive Board
  • Serve on committees and organizations of administration, faculty and staff when requested by those groups; or otherwise appoint a designee from the ASUWB to serve
  • Manage and serve as the primary contact for the ASUWB Student Assistant
  • Meet at least monthly with the Chancellor of the UW Bothell
  • Attend meetings in place of the Vice President in the Vice President is unable to
  • Meet weekly with the advisor(s) of the ASUWB
  • Attend all Tri-Campus Meetings with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma
  • Interpretation of the bylaws shall be the responsibility of the President, working with the Vice President
  • Maintain 19.5 hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed
  • Schedule and hold 10 hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; exceptions are allowed during finals week, when granted by the Senate, and in exceptional cases
  • Submit written reports quarterly to the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB President
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB Mission Statement while serving as the ASUWB President

Vice President

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body
  • Fulfill the duties of the ASUWB President in the event of the absence, resignation or forfeiture of the President from office
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Serve as the liaison between the City of Bothell and the UW Bothell Campus by participating in: City Council meetings, scheduled meetings with the City of Bothell officials, other City of Bothell meetings, or in any way defined as civic engagement with the City of Bothell
  • Serve as the liaison between the students and the faculty and staff at the University of Washington Bothell (e.g. attending all General Faculty Organization and General Staff Organization meetings, and building a relationship between students, faculty and staff)
  • Facilitate the success and assist in the execution of all team projects and events whether on or off campus
  • Serve on committees on and off campus as appointed or requested by the President
  • Work with ASUWB Senators to develop ASUWB initiatives, goals and projects
  • Attend all tri-campus meetings with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma
  • Maintain 19.5 hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed
  • Schedule and hold 10 hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; exceptions are granted during finals week, when granted by the Senate, and in exceptional cases
  • Submit written reports quarterly to the ASUWB Director or Public Relations
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB Vice President
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB mission statement while serving as the ASUWB Vice President

Director of Business Operations

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Maintain the budget of the ASUWB and present it to the ASUWB Senate on a weekly basis or as requested by the Senate
  • Meet:
    • Weekly with the Student Life Fiscal Specialist or budget assistant to update and manage the budget of the Senate
    • With local businesses and initiate discounts or programs to develop positive relations
    • Attend all Bothell Action Committee meetings and/or other City of Bothell meetings
    • With the Office of Advancement to initiate various programs and expand the current relations with businesses
  • Attend all tri-campus meetings with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma
  • Oversee the formation of all budget proposals to the Student Technology Fee Committee and the Services and Activities Fee Committee in collaboration with the President and the Senate
  • Manage an inventory of all office supplies and all supply orders
  • Manage the Student Discount Program by coordinating with local business owners and the Bothell Chamber of Commerce
  • Manage all paperwork, forms and correspondence with the Student Life Fiscal Specialist or budget assistant
  • Maintain the ASUWB Student Supply Table Program with the ASUWB Senate
  • Organize and maintain the ASUWB SAEF Awards
  • Work with other members of the ASUWB Senate to execute all ASUWB Student Government events
  • Serve on committees on or off campus as appointed or requested by the President
  • Maintain 19.5 hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed
  • Schedule and hold 5 hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, except during finals week; exceptions are granted by the President and in exceptional cases with 24-hours written notice
  • Submit written reports quarterly to the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB Director of Business Operations
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB mission statement while serving as the ASUWB Director of Business Operations

Director of Government Relations

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body
  • Serve as legislative liaison working with the University of Washington Bothell Government and Community Relations staff, Washington Student Association (WSA), University of Washington Seattle and Tacoma student governments and others
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty, or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Serve as a member of the WSA Board, which may include sitting as an executive position on the board, and spending time in Olympia during Legislative Sessions
  • Meet, at least monthly, with the UW Bothell Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government and Community Relations, and quarterly with the University of Washington Office of Federal Relations
  • Organize and implement legislative and government events (e.g. government and student government voter registration drives, student lobby and empowerment days, hosting government officials on campus, letter writing campaigns, legislative forums for students, develop a legislative agenda that addresses and supports UW Bothell students, and others)
  • Serve as the legislative liaison for state and federal matters by regularly meeting, corresponding, and building relationships with local and state representatives
  • Participate in the success of the UW Bothell WSA Chapter
  • Work with other members of the Senate to execute all ASUWB events
  • Serve on committees, on or off campus as appointed or requested by the President
  • Maintain 19.5 hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed
  • Schedule and hold 5 hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; exceptions are granted during finals week, when granted by the Senate, and in exceptional cases
  • Submit written reports quarterly to the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB Director of Government Relations
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB mission statement while serving as the ASUWB Director of Government Relations

Director of Student Advocacy

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington student body
  • Organize and facilitate regular, general  ASUWB campus outreach events regarding student issues and concerns through Husky Huddles, surveys and other efforts
  • Conduct student needs and interest assessments at least once per quarter to guide team priorities, such as with Student Town Halls
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty, or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Serve as a liaison between the ASUWB Senate, other student leaders and organizations on campus
  • Work with the ASUWB Vice President to assist with the development of the Senators initiatives, goals, and projects
  • Work with members of the Senate to execute all ASUWB events
  • Serve on committees on or off campus as appointed or requested by the President
  • Maintain 19.5 hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; exceptions are granted during finals week, when granted by the Senate, and in exceptional cases
  • Submit written reports quarterly to the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB Director of Student Advocacy
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB mission statement while serving as Director of Student Advocacy

Director of Public Relations

  • Represent and advocate for the needs of the entire University of Washington Bothell student body
  • Publicize important information (e.g. suggestions, proposals, objectives, events, updates, and ASUWB mission and goals, etc) to the University of Washington Bothell student body by creating, distributing, and maintaining all information collected from sources across and beyond campus including from faculty, staff, administration, the Husky Herald, and elsewhere
  • Updating and publicizing the above through the ASUWB webpage, email, social media, and any other form of communication
  • Maintaining relationships with the UW Bothell Office of Advancement and External Relations
  • Recording Senate meetings and posting them to the ASUWB website
  • Organize the ASUWB Distinguished Faculty and Staff awards and maintain the Student of the Month award
  • Follow up with students about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty, or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Coordinate and publish Executive Board Reports and Senator Reports at least quarterly
  • Manage and serve as the primary contact for the Holly the Husky program
  • Work with members of the Senate to execute all ASUWB events
  • Serve on committees, on or off campus as appointed by the President
  • Maintain 19.5 hours of work per week while ensuring that all work is completed
  • Schedule 5 hours of publicly posted office hours per week during each of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; exceptions are granted during finals week, when granted by the Senate, and in exceptional cases
  • Represent the University of Washington Bothell in a positive and professional manner at all times, both on and off campus, while serving as the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Uphold and honor the ASUWB mission statement while serving as the ASUWB Director of Public Relations

Senators

  • Attend all Senate meetings
  • Make regular reports of Senate business available to their consituents
  • Submit written quarterly reports to the ASUWB Director of Public Relations
  • Work with other members of the Senate to execute all ASUWB events
  • Follow up with student s about specific issues and needs and direct comments to the appropriate administration, faculty or staff member with the help of the ASUWB Senate
  • Vote on legislation and action items that come up at Senate meetings
  • Develop and implement surveying methods to get constituents involved, informed, and provide information for ASUWB decisions and actions
  • Sit on committees, councils, and other forms of ASUWB representation on or off campus
  • Communicate weekly outside of ASUWB Senate meetings with Senator pairs regarding student outreach strategies and projects

2014-15 Stipends:

President: $15,537.60/year
Vice President: $13,665.60/year
Directors: $9,360.00/year (each)
Senators: $2880.00/year (each)

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General Elections Information and Rules

Elections Committee

  1. The Elections Committee will make important decisions regarding the elections, set up and arrange for an open forum, and certify election results, among other related functions.
  2. The Committee consists of several students appointed by the ASUWB Executive Council; no member may be seeking election or campaigning on behalf of any candidate. A member of the Office of Student Life staff serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the committee.

Election Dates and Voting Location

  1. Elections will take place over four consecutive days in order to allow all students a chance to vote. Voting will be conducted beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, May 12th and concluding at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 15th. Students will have an opportunity to vote via online Catalyst survey during this time period. Students may only vote once.
  2. Clearly marked voting booths will be set up on campus. No campaigning is allowed within 50 feet of these voting areas at any time.
  3. Ballots will be tallied automatically by the online voting program and certified by the Elections Committee on Friday, May 16th at 5 pm.

Campaigning

  1. Campaigning is defined as any attempt to publicize, promote, or distribute information about any candidate. This includes but is not limited to talking to people, sending emails, wearing promotional t-shirts, distributing or posting flyers, tabling, and Facebook or other social network messages, groups or events.
  2. Campaigning is only permitted from Monday, April 21st at 8:00 am and ends Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.
  3. Candidates must keep receipts for all campaign expenditures and turn in original, itemized receipts or a signed statement of no money spent to the Student Life Front Desk in the bottom floor of UW1, no later than 5 pm on Thursday, May 15th.
  4. Candidates may not plagiarize platforms statements or campaign themes. This applies to platform statements on or off any other university campus. The elections committee will be verifying that all platform statements and ad campaigns are original to the candidate.
  5. Candidates may not serve/distribute home prepared foods/beverages. Any food service distribution must have prior approval by the Office of Student Life.
  6. Campaigning is not allowed within 50 feet of the election booth, or inside the Commons and lobby if the election booth is located in the Commons.
  7. The University’s Guidelines for the Use of UW Computing and Networking Resources must be strictly adhered to by all candidates for ASUWB office and those campaigning on their behalf. The Guidelines prohibit the use of UW computers or networks for personal gain, which includes campaigning for ASUWB office. In addition to other restrictions under these Guidelines, you may not use Blackboard, Catalyst, your UW e-mail or web site account, or other UW computing or networking resources for campaigning purposes. This includes but is not limited to a) sending to an e-mail list any materials that are not consistent with the purpose of the list and b) harvesting e-mail addresses from another e-mail list in order to establish your own list.
  8. Consequences for violating any campaign rules include but are not limited to smaller limits on posting, reduced time for campaigning, making candidates ineligible for election, and the removal of elected from office.

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Candidate Information and Rules

  1. Each candidate is allowed to use $100 for their campaign - The money each candidate is allowed to use must be used for his or her own campaign - i.e. If there is a poster with information or a picture of a person you are running with, they must contribute to the cost.
  2. Candidates must keep receipts for all campaign expenditures and turn in original, itemized receipts to the Student Life Front Desk in the bottom floor of UW1, no later than 5 pm on Thursday, May 15th - You are allowed to use materials that you already possess, but they will be counted at fair market value and that cost will count toward your budget - You may not use any of the materials or equipment provided by the UWB, including those in Student Life and the Tech Center - Gifts, either of money or materials, will also be counted at fair market value and towards your budget - Use of free social media, websites, and making videos is allowed and will not count toward your budget, but, again, you may not use university supplies. Any costs of producing these materials must be reported and will count toward your budget.
  3. Do not exceed your poster & flyer limit.
  4. No more than three (3) people are allowed per campaign group.
  5. Absolutely NO classroom presentations for campaigning. This means there will be no presentations in the classroom promoting your campaign at any time, including but not limited to announcements and handouts.
  6. Clubs are not allowed to endorse any candidate as a club.
  7. Do not begin campaigning in any way before Monday, April 21st at 8:00 am.

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Posting Guidelines

  • Candidates are allowed twenty (20) 8 ½” by 11” flyers, ten (10) posters up to 11” X 17”, and one (1) banner, up to 6 feet in length.
  • Candidates may turn in one (1) 8 ½ “ by 11” flyer to Husky Village.
  • Candidates must have flyers, posters and banners approved and stickered by the Elections Committee before posting.
  • Candidates may not post any campaign material in the library.
  • One (1) posters or two (2) flyers per building floor.
  • Post the flyers by using pushpins on designated bulletin boards or to concrete surface with blue painter’s tape.
  • Candidates must provide their own blue painter’s tape. Blue tape must be on the back and not visible from the front. Do not post on any painted surface. Do not cover others’ posted information.
  • Candidates must monitor and remove all campaign materials by Saturday, May 17th at 5:00 pm.
  • Materials shall comply with University of Washington Codes of Conduct.
  • Publicity that does not meet the criteria above or interferes with campus safety will be removed.
  • Absolutely no verbal attacks or slander.
  • Bulletin Boards - Departmental bulletin boards, typically located outside administrative or academic department offices, are maintained by the respective departments. Posting is restricted. Non-departmental bulletin boards are available in the UW1 and UW2 buildings. Each bulletin board has a specific purpose. Only fliers related to the purpose of the bulletin board are allowed.

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Contact the Elections Committee

We are here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions! E-mail: uwbelectionscommittee@gmail.com

Jun Chen

Committee Chair

junchen2291@gmail.com

Liam Munro

Senior Student Senator

lmunro@uwb.edu

Cassidy Butler

Committee Member

butlercassidy@hotmail.com

Jozlyn Pelk

Committee Member

jpelk@uwb.edu

Mark Orines

Committee Member

mdorines@uw.edu

Betsy Brown

Student Government Elections Advisor

bbrown@uwb.edu

UW1-007

Alison Greenwood

Student Government Elections Advisor

agreenwood@uwb.ed u

UW1-007

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the guidelines or the elections process, please contact a Committee member, either through email or in person.

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Did You Know?

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