Elections 

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 (Article III, Section 7 - 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, he or she 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 Moodle for one day. If any position requires a run-off, the run-off election will be held one week after the general election.

Election Board

The Election Board is an impartial body of at least seven (7) students chaired by the Commissioner of Elections “to ensure honest elections, which are fair to all involved.” Students on the Election Board must remain neutral regarding all Student Government Elections. If you have any questions, please send an email toClaire Parish, SG Commissioner of Elections, at sgelections@lsu.edu.

Fall 2020 Elections

Students are given the option to pre-file their information for the Fall 2020 Election. The pre-filing window opens at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5th, and ends on Tuesday, October 6th, at 4:30 p.m. (two days prior to the filing window). Pre-filing gives students the option to ensure they meet all stipulations outlined in the election code for the position before the filing period begins. If a student pre-files and is deemed qualified, he/she is not required to file. 

The filing window begins at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7th, and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9th. Please refer to the broadcast email for a list of available positions for the Fall 2020 election.

To Pre-File to run for Student Government, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to TigerLink at https://lsu.campuslabs.com/engage/.
  2. Set up an individual account. Skip this step if you already have a TigerLink account.
  3. Go to https://tigerlink.lsu.edu/submitter/form/start/442919 to complete the Pre-Filing Form. The deadline for Pre-Filing is Tuesday, October 6th, at 4:30 p.m.
  4. Click "Next" to complete all pages of the application.
  5. Click "Submit for Approval" to send to the Election Board.

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

  1. Log in to TigerLink at https://lsu.campuslabs.com/engage/.
  2. Set up an individual account. Skip this step if you already have a TigerLink account.
  3. Go to https://tigerlink.lsu.edu/submitter/form/start/442905 for the Filing Form. The deadline for Filing is Friday, October 9th, at 4:30 p.m.
  4. Click "Next" to complete all pages of the application.
  5. Click "Submit for Approval" to send to the Election Board.

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 Board. 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 have any questions, please send an email to Claire Parish, SG Commissioner of Elections, at sgelections@lsu.edu.

Ballots & Voting

Ballots will be available Monday, October 26th from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The College Council and Senate elections 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, “LSU Student Government Election.”