Student Government elections are held each Fall and Spring semester. The Fall election includes positions on the Legislative Branch (or Student Senate). In the Spring, elections are held for the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, College Council officers, and the Student Senate. Positions on the Judicial Branch are appointed by the Student Body President and confirmed by the Student Senate.

To hold a position in Student Government, a student must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the Student Government Election Code (§208 - Qualifying). To run for a position, a student must submit a candidate form to the Student Government Election Board. This process is known as filing. After a student has filed for office, they must attend a mandatory meeting where more information will be shared about the branch or position, they are interested in holding.

Candidates are allowed to campaign for one week prior to the general election. Voting in the general election takes place on Tigerlink for one day. 

Election Commission 

The Election Commission is an impartial body of five (5) students chaired by the Chair of the Election Commission to ensure honest elections, which are fair to all involved. Students on the Election Commission must remain neutral regarding all Student Government Elections. If you have questions, please email Chris Charles, Chair of the Election Commission, at sgelections@lsu.edu.

Spring 2023 Elections

The timeline for the Spring 2023 election is as follows: 

Ticket Registration: February 6-17 at 11:59 p.m.
Candidate Registration: February 27 - March 6 at 4:30 p.m 
Qualified List Posted: March 10
Mandatory Meetings: March 20-24
Campaign Period: March 27-31
Election Days: March 30-31
Financial Expenditure Reports and Donation Reports Due: April 3 at 11:59 p.m. 
Results Announced: April  at 4:30 p.m. 

Position available in the Spring Election

Student Body President & Student Body Vice President 

Student Senate Seats: Please check back for senate seats available in this election. 

College Council Seats: All college council seats are available. There are three seats in each senior college: President, Vice President, and Treasurer. Every senior college has a college council including the Honors College, LSU Law Center and the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Publicity Event

The Election Commission will be advertising the election timeline and available positions in Free Speech Plaza from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on February 15. If you have any questions on the timeline or how elections work, please see them in person during this time or email sgelections@lsu.edu

To register to run for Student Government, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to TigerLink.
  2. Set up an individual account. Skip this step if you already have a TigerLink account.
  3. Complete the Filing Form. The deadline for Filing is: March 6 
  4. Click "Next" to complete all pages of the application.
  5. Click "Submit for Approval" to send to the Election Commission.

If you do not follow the steps in this order, the application will be in a "Pending" status and will not be seen by the Election Commission. If you do not complete the entire application, it will be denied, and you will be required to add additional information and resubmit.

If you register prior to March 1 at 4:30 p.m. we will do a preliminary validation check for your registration. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to Chris Charles, Chair of the Election Commission, at sgelections@lsu.edu

Qualified Candidates

The qualified candidates eligible to run in the Spring 2023 Election will be posted here once the registration period is ended.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Chris Charles, Chair of the Election Commission, at sgelections@lsu.edu. 

Mandatory Meetings

There will be mandatory meetings for all qualified candidates in the Spring 2023 election prior to the beginning of the campaign period. Details on when these meetings will take place is below: 

President/Vice President: March 20th @6:30 pm in the Exec Office

Senate: March 20th @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Magnolia Room

College Council: March 20th @4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Capital Chambers

Ballots & Voting

Ballots will be available for 48 hours starting in the Spring 2023 election. Voting will occur March 30th and 31st. 

Election ballots are available via TigerLink. To vote:

  1. Log in to TigerLink at lsu.edu/tigerlink with your myLSU credentials.
  2. Set up an individual account. Skip this step if you already have a TigerLink account.
  3. Vote in the election titled, “Spring 2023 Student Government General Election.”