Voter Guide

SGA LousvilleDuring every spring semester, the University of Louisville elects the officers and senators that will serve as the voice of the student body to the administration of the University and the colleges that comprise it. By the end of the spring Semester, the "Top Four" university-wide officers and college senators that comprise Student Government Association will be elected and installed for the following academic year.

Student Government has an election process that seeks to effectively represent students across the University community. Elections vary based on college. The SGA Supreme Court administers the General Election, and every individual college council has the option to participate in the General Election or conduct their own independent election for the positions that represent their college.

Council presidents and vice presidents, along with a certain number of their council members, have voting privileges and represent their colleges as senators in the Student Senate. Councils of various colleges may have other positions that will be elected per the same ballot but will not have representation in the Student Senate. This guide will only list the positions that are represented within the Student Government Executive Branch and the Student Senate.

The responsibilities and duties of each member of the Executive Branch and the Student Senate can be found within the Constitution and Bylaws of the Student Government Association at the following link: http://www.uoflsga.com/governing-documents.

General Election Information

The SGA Supreme Court administers the General Election and establishes the official election rules. The election for university-wide officers and the listed colleges will occur in the General Election. The electronic ballot used to vote in the General Election is developed by the University’s Office of Academic Planning and Accountability. The ballot will be distributed to students via their University email, and students will also be able to access their link found on the SGA election’s homepage (http://www.louisville.edu/student/elections). Please note, the Blackboard ballot will not be available this year due to technical limitations. Students will be able to vote: Feb. 24 – Feb. 27. Note: The ballot will close at 12 am on Feb. 27 so all voting must be done by 11:59 pm on Feb. 26.

Where to Find More Information on Candidacy or Voting:

The official SGA website (http://www.uoflsga.com) will post a number of election resources including the official election rules, the election guide, an election FAQ, and a candidacy guide for students interested in knowing more about elections and the guidelines for candidacy and campaigns. You can also find an official copy of the election rules, as well as information about voting, and a portal where students will be able to access their General Election ballot, on the University-hosted website (http://www.louisville.edu/student/elections).

For individuals interested in running for office, Candidacy Forms can be accessed and completed at: https://louisville.edu/student/elections/2020-sga-general-application. Candidacy forms open on Jan. 27 at 9:00 AM and are due by 5:00 PM on February 7.

SGA Supreme Court-Sponsored Candidate Forum:

The SGA Supreme Court will sponsor an event featuring candidates for the Top Four positions (SGA President, Executive Vice President, Academic Vice President, and Services Vice President) so students can meet and learn about the candidates prior to voting. Currently the event is scheduled for:

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Bingham Humanities Room 100

University-Wide Officers (Top 4):

The positions listed below are elected in the General Election. Every University of Louisville student can cast a vote for these positions, regardless of college.

When: Feb. 24 – Feb. 27. Note: The ballot will close at 12 am on Feb. 27.
How to Vote:1 Your ballot will be available through your University email. Due to a technical limitation, there will not be a link to the ballot on Blackboard.
School Position Election
University-wide President General
University-wide Executive Vice President General
University-wide Academic Vice President General
University-wide Services Vice President General

College Councils:

Students within these colleges at the University of Louisville can cast a vote for positions within their respective college, in addition to the university-wide positions. Your ballot will only reflect the positions you are eligible to vote for based on your primary enrollment.

When: Feb. 24 – Feb. 27. Note: The ballot will close at 12 am on Feb. 27.
How to Vote: Your ballot will be available through your University email. Due to a technical limitation, there will not be a link to the ballot on Blackboard.

School Position Election
College of Arts and Sciences President General
College of Arts and Sciences Vice President General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Arts and Sciences Senator General
College of Education President General
College of Education Vice President General
College of Education Senator General
College of Education Senator General
College of Business President General
College of Business Vice President General
College of Business Senator General
College of Business Senator General
College of Business Senator General
College of Music President General
College of Music Vice President General
School of Nursing President General
School of Nursing Vice President General
School of Nursing Senator General
School of Public Health President General
School of Public Health Vice President General
Kent School of Social Work President General
Kent School of Social Work Vice President General
Kent School of Social Work BSW Representative General

Independent Elections

Students within these colleges at the University of Louisville will vote for their elected representatives through elections administered independently by the council of that college. Councils with independent elections may have voting periods that differ from the General Election, but students in these colleges will still vote for university-wide officers during the General Election voting period Feb. 24 – Feb. 27. When and how to vote for these council elections follows:

Speed School:
When: Feb. 24 – Feb. 27. Note: The ballot will close at 12 am on Feb. 27.
How to Vote: Your ballot will be available through your University email.

School of Medicine:
When: Feb. 26 – Feb. 28
*More information can be found on the Medical Student Council Facebook page.

Brandeis School of Law:
When: Mar. 18 – Mar. 20
How to Vote: EngageUofL

School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS):
When: Mar. 2 – Mar. 6
How to Vote: BLUE

School Position Election
School of Dentistry President Independent
School of Dentistry Vice President Independent
School of Dentistry Treasurer Independent
School of Dentistry Secretary Independent
School of Dentistry Legislative Liaison Independent
Speed School President Independent
Speed School Executive Vice President Independent
Speed School Operations Vice President Independent
Speed School Director of Finance Independent
Medical School Council President Independent
Medical School Council Clinical Vice President Independent
Medical School Council Senator at Large Independent
Medical School Council Pre-Clinical VP Independent
School of Law President Independent
School of Law Vice President Independent
School of Law Senator Independent
School of Interdisciplinary
and Graduate Studies (SIGS) President Independent
School of Interdisciplinary
and Graduate Studies (SIGS) Vice President Independent
School of Interdisciplinary
and Graduate Studies (SIGS) Director of Outreach Independent
School of Interdisciplinary
and Graduate Studies (SIGS) Director of Professional Development Independent
School of Interdisciplinary
and Graduate Studies (SIGS) Director of Finance Independent

Questions and Contact Information:

Voters who have questions or issues with electronic voting should direct their inquiries to election@louisville.edu.

Emails concerning the 2020 General Election Rules, potential candidacy, candidate forms, or election violations should be directed to the sgacourt@louisville.edu.

For questions concerning specific council elections within the General Election, please direct them to SGA Supreme Court Justice assigned to your college’s circuit. Circuit assignments and contact information can be found on the next page.

2020 Election Circuit Assignments and Contact Information

George Nalbandian, Chief Justice
george.nalbandian@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: College of Education, School of Music

Jacquelyn Gesser, Associate Justice
jacquelyn.gesser@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: College of Arts and Sciences

Arushi Gupta, Associate Justice
arushi.gupta@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: School of Public Health

James Golden, Associate Justice
james.golden@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: Law School

Thomas Walsh, Associate Justice
thomas.walsh.1@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: Health Science Campus

Molly Baldock, Associate Justice
molly.baldock@louisville.edu
Circuit Assignment: College of Business

Vacancy, Supreme Court Clerk