2023 ASUA ELECTIONS
General Elections Results
This timeline will serve you as a guide during the elections season. You are required to attend the
Candidate Orientation, please make arrangements NOW to have that day available. Please
prepare your candidate speeches and platform statements NOW since there will be will a very
short period from the Primary Elections results to the start of the first debate. Any changes to this
schedule will be announced at the Candidate Orientation.
Please refer to our elections code in the governing documents on our website for any questions or clarity in the elections process.
Candidate Packets are available starting Wednesday January 18th, 2023 @ 9AM:
Materials from Candidate Packet Material Check List
Candidacy Confirmation Email:
If turned in before deadline confirmation emails will be sent on a rolling bases of 72
hours. Confirmation email will have important information ensure you keep
email@example.com out of your junk box.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 @ 6PM- 7PM Pima Room SUMC:
Come meet the 2022-2023 ASUA Elected Senators and Executive Officers and learn about the duties and responsibilities of each role.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 by 5PM:
Candidate Packets are due to the front desk of the ASUA office
*Suggested you turn Candidate Packet Material ASAP to ensure any mistakes
can be remedied before the deadline*
Friday, February 3rd, 2023, by 5pm:
Candidacy Notification by email for those who turned in materials on day of deadline.
Campaign Material Approval Form *(You may start requesting material approval
before Candidacy Confirmation) *
Monday, February 6th, 2023 @ 5-7PM Presidio Room SUMC:
Candidate Orientation *Professional Dress Mandatory (No UA scarves, ties, pins, or
burettes) * If you need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 6th, 2022, after Candidate Orientation
Campaigning officially begins (contingent on candidacy and campaign material approval)
Tuesday February 14th, 2023 @ 8PM:
Campaign Material Approval Form Closed for Primary Elections
WEDNESDAY February 15th, 2023 @ 8AM to THURSDAY February 16th, 2023 @ 8PM:
ASUA Primary Elections Online Voting
Friday, February 17th, 2023 @ 8AM
Campaign Material Approval Form OPENS for General Election
Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 @ 5pm-7pm Kiva Room SUMC
ASUA Senate Q&A
Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 @ 4:30 pm- 6pm Kiva Room SUMC
ASUA AVP & EVP Debates
Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 @ 6 pm-7:30 pm Kiva Room SUMC
ASUA Student Body Presidential Debates
Tuesday February 28th, 2023 @ 8PM:
Campaign Material Approval Form Closed for General Elections
WEDNESDAY March 1st, 2023 @ 8AM to THURSDAY March 2nd, 2023 @ 8PM:
ASUA General Elections Online Voting
The Student Body President of The Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) is responsible for the function of the entire Associated Students of the University of Arizona on a year-round basis with a certain flexibility such as all official University holidays, winter recess, and spring break. The Student Body President shall serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Associated Students and function as the Chief Spokesperson for the students of The University of Arizona. The Student Body President has the inherent responsibility to create and execute any student legislation or project to ensure the well-fare of the students of The University of Arizona. The Student Body President directly hires and oversees a Presidential cabinet consisting of a (Chief of Staff, Policy Director, Director of Campus Culture and Climate, Videographer, Graphic Designer, Elections Commissioner, WEB Executive Director, and Zona Zoo Executive Director. The Student Body President also oversees the Executive Vice President and Administrative Vice President. This is in additional to managing the entirety of the Associated Students. The ASUA President shall fill vacancies and establish connection in the ASUA Supreme Court. The Student Body President’s duties include creating a balanced operating budget for ASUA pursuant to ASUA Constitution and responsible for all of Associated Students’ funds and shall be responsible for insuring that these funds are spent according to legislative branch funding, the University of Arizona and Arizona Board of Regents current policies. Duties also include attending all possible committee meetings hosted by the University of Arizona to ensure student voice at the university level. The President may appoint any director or elected official to these meetings. In order to ensure maximum advocacy university wide, the Student Body President must schedule and attend one on one meetings with The University of Arizona’s Administration. The Student Body President must also maintain a presence at the state-wide and state legislative level by attending all regular meetings of the Arizona Board of Regents and shall supervise all advocacy units that ASUA chooses to embark upon. All powers incidental to the proper functioning of the Presidency shall be vested in the Student Body President.
The Executive Vice President is the chief spokesperson of the Senate and presides over the Senate. The Executive Vice President is responsible for maintaining the legislative and business records of ASUA. They are responsible for President in carrying out the duties of that office and shall act in the President’s behalf in his/her absence. The Executive Vice President coordinates the ASUA Club funding process as related to the Bylaws of ASUA. Additionally, the Executive Vice President appoints the members of the Appropriations Board and Club Advocates. The EVP oversees all of these boards and staff members, and is responsible for their task management and coordination. The EVP works with the ASUA business team to ensure appropriate financial tracking of all club and organization accounts. This position requires financial knowledge and strong organization skills. The EVP is responsible for coordinating the ASUA Club Fair as well as the club recognition process, which both occur two times throughout the year. The Executive Vice President is the Chief Club Advocate, serving as the first liaison between 500+ clubs and ASUA. Other duties include overseeing the planning and execution of club workshops, , club awards ceremonies, and other special events. This job requires immensely strong and sharp communication skills. The individual in the position should have an adaptable personality and the ability to be flexible. Previous experience as a leader in student clubs and organizations is highly beneficial. Overall, the Executive Vice President is the ASUA officer whose charge is to unify and serve students involved in clubs and organizations by advocating for needs and concerns of clubs.
The Administrative Vice President (AVP) is the executive in charge of overseeing and advocating for various programs and services that ASUA offers to students. These programs and services include Feminists Organized to Resist, Create and Empower (F.O.R.C.E.), Pride Alliance, Students for Sustainability (S.F.S), Safe Ride, Student Health Advocacy Committee (S.H.A.C.), Bear Down Camp (B.D.C.), Campus Pantry, Campus Closet, and University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services (U.A.E.M.S). For more information on these programs and services, please visit the “What We Do” tab of the ASUA website (https://asuatoday.arizona.edu/).
The AVP begins their role by working with support staff to select each program/service director. Over the summer, the AVP then works with the executive team to set the ASUA fiscal year budget. Beginning at the start of the school year, The AVP holds biweekly meetings with the individual directors of these programs, and also hosts a biweekly Director's Council, where all directors gather to collaborate and share updates with the AVP and each other. These meetings ensure that the AVP remains knowledgeable in order to advocate for and empower each program and service.
The AVP works with the executive team to accomplish campus-wide goals throughout the year. They also serve as an ex-officio member of the Senate, where they act as the liaison between Senate and programs and services. In these weekly meetings, they share updates about each program/service and share ways the Senate can become involved (i.e. through volunteering time, providing financial support, or sharing events through their various networks). The Administrative Vice President may also be appointed to various committees in order to represent the student body.
The nineteen ASUA Senators are elected to serve the student body and act as a representation of the student population to the rest of the University. Senators are responsible for being open to student suggestions and ideas, and formulating platforms and projects that can better the University as a whole. Senators are required to hold ten office hours every week, attend weekly meetings with fellow Senators, and sit on a variety of external committees. At weekly meetings, the Senate is given the task of providing reports and updates, and approving the funding allocations of the Appropriations Board. The Senate may be presented with funding requests, new suggestions from student groups, and other political issues upon which they have the responsibility to act. Each year, the student body elects 16 College Senators and 3 "At-Large" Senators. The 16 College Senate seats represent the following Colleges:
A. College of Agriculture and Life Science
B. College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
C. College of Education
D. College of Engineering
E. College of Fine Arts
F. College of Humanities
G. College of Medicine - Tucson
H. College of Nursing
I. College of Science
J. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
K. College of Veterinary Medicine
L. The Eller College of Management
M. The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
N. The Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
O. The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
P. The W.A. Franke Honors College