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 (§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 at least 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.

Fall 2022 Elections

Students are given the option to pre-file their information for the Fall 2022 Election. The pre-filing window opens at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, and ends on Tuesday, September 27, 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, they are not required to file. 

The filing window begins at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Please refer below for a list of available positions for the Fall 2022 election.

Position available in the Fall 2022 Election

Student Senate Seats:

Agriculture: 2 Full Seats, 1 Half Seat
Art & Design: 2 Full Seats, 2 Half Seats
Business: 2 Full Seats, 2 Half Seats
Coast and Environment: 1 Full Seat, 1 Half Seat
Engineering: 4 Full Seats
Graduate School: 4 Full Seats
Human Sciences & Education: 2 Full Seats, 1 Half Seat
Humanities & Social Sciences: 4 Full Seats, 1 Half Seat
Law School: 1 Full Seat
Manship School of Mass Communication: 1 Full Seat, 2 Half Seats
Music & Dramatic Arts: 1 Full Seat
Science: 2 Full Seats
University Center Advising & Counseling: 3 Full Seats, 1 Half Seat
University Center Freshman Year: 11 Full Seats, 2 Half Seat
Veterinary Medicine: 1 Full Seat, 1 Half Seat

Informational Meetings

The informational meetings for the Fall 2022 elections hosted by the Election Commission will be held on Sept 26 & 27th from 5:30 & 6:30 on Zoom.

To Pre-File 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 pre-filing form. The deadline for Pre-Filing is Tuesday, September 27, 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 Commission.

To file 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 Friday, September 30, 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 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 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 Fall 2022 Election can be found here. If you have any questions, please send an email to Chris Charles, Chair of the Election Commission, at sgelections@lsu.edu. 

The mandatory meeting for the candidates will be on October 4th 5:15-6 on Zoom and October 7th 5:15-6 in Capital Chambers. Qualified candidates should have received an email from the Election Commission with information. 

Ballots & Voting

Ballots will be available Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 a.m. to Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 a.m.

Senate 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, “Fall 2022 Student Government General Election.”