Senators in the Student Government Association (SGA) voice their opinions during an Oct. 17 meeting at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. The 2019 SGA elections will begin on Tuesday with the Nominations Convention at 8 p.m. in AJ 175. Sara Barker, DN
What students need to know about Ball State's 2019 SGA election
On Tuesday, Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) will announce what slates will be running for the 2019 SGA elections.
Here’s a breakdown of important dates student’s should remember for the following weeks. SGA is a student-run organization that advocate for student concerns by creating legislation and having discussion.
In the senate, there are caucuses and committees that focus on specific aspects of campus.
Nominations Convention, Tuesday, Feb. 12: The Nominations Convention will be held at 8 p.m. at the Arts and Journalism building in room 175. At the convention, the nominations will be announced. As soon as the convention ends, campaigning will officially begin.
Presidential and VP Debate,Thursday, Feb. 14: Slates will hold a presidential and vice presidential debate at 6 p.m. in AJ 175. Here, slate presidents and vice presidents can debate on a wide variety of topics, such as platform points or stances on a university policy.
All Slate Debate, Monday, Feb. 18: An All Slate debate will take place at 6:30 p.m. in AJ 175. This debate will include all members of the executive slate.
Presidential Town Hall Debate, Tuesday, Feb. 19: The Presidential Town Hall Debate will take place at 6:30 p.m. in AJ 175. This debate will allow students to submit questions to the slate presidents.
Voting, Monday- Tuesday, Feb. 25-26: Starting at 8 a.m. on Feb. 26, students will be able to vote online for one executive slate. Students will receive an email with a link where students can vote. Polling places will also be available for students to vote in person. The voting will end at 5 p.m. on Feb. 26. Last year, students also voted on senate seats, such as seven at large seats, 10 on-campus seats, 10 off-campus seats, 10 collegiate seats and five university senate seats.
Winner announced, Tuesday, Feb. 26: The winner for the 2019-2020 executive slate will be announced after voting has ended at 5 p.m. and all votes have been tallied. Should the slates tie, a runoff election will take place.