ASI Elections Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT?
There are many benefits to running for office. You have the ability to bring about positive change on campus while advocating for the needs and interests of your fellow students. You learn about the stewardship and the management of a nonprofit corporation. You get the opportunity to meet and work with university officials, as well as business and political leaders in the City of Long Beach and beyond. You can productively use your free time becoming engaged in campus life. And who knows? It might jumpstart your future career in government or public service!
IS THIS LIKE A JOB? DO I GET PAID?
For executive officers, this is a full-time job and you are paid every two weeks. Executive officers are not allowed to have outside employment. For all other positions this is not a full-time job, however, you are awarded a scholarship for your service.
HOW DO I GET AN AS ELECTIONS APPLICATION? CAN I FILL ONE OUT ONLINE?
You can get an application from the AS Government Office in USU 311, Dec. 3, 2012 through February 12, 2013. Because the form must be completed on triplicate paper and signed, the application is not available online.
WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT A DEPOSIT OF $50?
In the event you violate one or more of the campaign violations listed in Part VIII in the Elections Handbook, part or all of the $50 deposit will be forfeited. For more details, read the Elections Handbook. If no violations occur, your deposit will be refunded one week after elections results are announced.
I’M CURRENTLY MAJORING IN JOURNALISM, BUT I’M THINKING ABOUT CHANGING IT TO MARKETING SOON. CAN I RUN FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SEAT?
To run for a College seat, you must have declared a major in that particular college when you turn in the packet. If University records show that you are still majoring in Journalism, you cannot run for the College of Business seat and must instead run for the College of Liberal Arts seat or Senator-at-Large.
WHERE DO I GO TO FIND WHICH CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE?
Candidates will be listed on the ASI website at www.csulb.edu/asi and outsidet the Student Government Office in the University Student Union, Room 311.
HOW DO I VOTE?
Access your e-mail account and locate the e-mail from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2013 ASI Election”
Open and read the e-mail
Click on the link that says “CLICK HERE”
If the link doesn’t work, go to URL address provided in the e-mail and enter your username and password, also provided in the e-mail.
Read the Welcome Page and click on the “PROCEED” button
Start voting! Just click on the box next to the candidates or responses of your choice, and then click “Submit Vote”. ONCE YOU CLICK ON “SUBMIT VOTE,” YOUR VOTE IS RECORDED AND CANNOT BE CHANGED
If you don’t want to vote in a particular race, click on “Skip this Poll”
If you want to vote in a race that you previously skipped, locate the poll you skipped, then cast your vote.
At the end of your voting session, you will be taken to an exit page. Here you will have an opportunity to leave a comment. We encourage you to provide us with your honest feedback.
To exit the elections, click on the “Sign Out” link at the top of the page or simply close your web browser. Make sure you’ve completed the ballot before exiting.
If you did not receive the email, or are having trouble online, paper ballots are also available in USU-311.
WHERE DO I VOTE?
Any computer that can access your e-mail account can be used for voting, whether at home or at school.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL TO VOTE?
If you did not receive an email to vote, please check your spam folder. Locate the e-mail from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2013 ASI Election.” Click “Not Junk.” If this doesn’t work, or if you cannot locate the e-mail in your spam folder, please visit the Student Government Office in USU 311. We will complete a “Trouble Ticket” and have someone contact you.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CANNOT OPEN THE E-MAIL TO VOTE?
If you cannot open an e-mail to vote, please visit the Student Government Office, USU 311 to get some technical assistance.