2021 Candidate Packet and Application Information

The Mat-Su College Election Board thanks you for your interest in taking an active role and running for office in the Associated Students of Mat-Su College Student Body Election. In this packet, you will find the requirements for the positions and candidacy forms. Familiarize yourself with the regulations and policies. An outline of the roles and responsibilities associated with elected positions can be found below.  More details can be found in the ASMSC Constitution and Bylaws

General Election Process

ASMSC General Elections for President, Vice President, and Senators (10) will be held on October 11 & 12 2021. Students must file for candidacy to be considered and appear on the election ballot. The Candidacy Declaration Form must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Candidates’ eligibility will be reviewed to ensure compliance with all requirements according to the ASMSC Constitution and Bylaws. No campaigning may begin until the candidate is certified.

Criteria for Eligibility 

  • Enrollment in at least three credits at the UAA Matanuska-Susitna College
  • Minimum of 2.5/4.0 cumulative GPA from University of Alaska campuses (New students without an established UA GPA are eligible). 
  • Good disciplinary standing with UA
  • Completed application 

Candidates for all positions should demonstrate the following characteristics: 

  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people 
  • Think in the abstract, seeing the big picture 
  • Apply strong analytical thinking to policy issues 
  • Reach consensus on complex issues 
  • Willingness to take a public role 
  • Skills and comfort level required to interact with various UAA and non-UAA people and entities 
  • Willingness to devote large amounts of time working on complex issues 

If elected, ASMSC Student Government President, Vice President, and Senator candidates must be available to attend regularly scheduled ASMSC Student Government meetings.

 

Position Overviews 

Information on the duties and responsibilities of president, vice-president, and senators are available online at the Student Government web page or by visiting Student Services.

Policies Regarding Campaign Publicity 

When distributing campaign advertisements, candidates must adhere to the following regulations: 

  • All advertisements must be hung with blue or green painter's tape. Other tape, sticky adhesives, or tacks may not be used. 
  • Campaign materials are not allowed in or on the following areas: 
    • Windows, mirrors, bathrooms, or floors 
    • Over another candidate’s signs 
    • Within 30 feet of polling stations when applicable
  • Materials may not convey subliminal and/or inappropriate messages. 
  • No candidate may attempt to monopolize space; everyone must leave room on bulletin boards or other appropriate locations for other candidates or groups to place their posters. 
  • Materials may not involve the use of student government funds, materials, or personnel
  • All candidates must run an ethical campaign. Public libel (i.e. mudslinging) against another candidate will not be permitted. 
  • Materials may not violate any of the guidelines established by UAA. 

The ASMSC Election Board reserves the right to add to, delete, or modify these policies at any time.

In the event a candidate violates these or any other regulations of the ASMSC Election Board or the University, the following sanctions may be taken: verbal warning, written warning, public reprimand, removal from the ballot, and/or disciplinary referral to Academic Affairs.

The decision to levy a sanction lies solely within the discretion of the ASMSC Election Board and depends on the severity of the infraction.

For more information, contact Student Services at 745-9762 or uaa_mscstudentgov@alaska.edu.

How to Declare Your Candidacy

Please submit this Candidacy Declaration Form.

The form must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, October 1, 2021 to ensure your name appears on the ballot. Candidates who submit the form after this deadline will not appear on the ballot. Deviation from the candidacy requirements and policies may result in your disqualification as a candidate. Consult the ASMSC Constitution and Bylaws for further information regarding the election process. 

For more information, contact Audrey Badger, ASMSC Staff Advisor 745-9762 or Craig Ballain, ASMSC Faculty Advisor 745-9743.