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 to Erica Borne, SG Commissioner of Elections, at sgelections@lsu.edu.

Spring 2019 Elections

Students are given the option to pre-file their information for the Spring 2019 Election. The pre-filing window opens at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, and ends on Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 20, and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22. Click here to see a list of available positions for the Spring 2019 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://lsu.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/250397 to complete the Pre-Filing Form. The deadline for Pre-Filing is Tuesday, February 19, 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://lsu.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/250402 for the Filing Form. The deadline for Filing is Friday, February 22, at 4:30.
  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.

Ballots & Voting

Ballots will be available Monday, March 18 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The Student Body President & Vice President elections and the Honors College Council elections (if applicable) 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.” 

All other ballots, including College Councils and Student Senate, will be available on Moodle.