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Hello Prospective Candidate!

Elections are here and this is your chance to become a leader in our community! I am excited that you are considering running for a position in student government here at CSULB. I encourage you to review all of the resources within this page. Pay special attention to the handbook, calendar, and checklist.

As a member of ASI Student Government, you will be able to use your voice to represent students. Our students matter, so we are looking for dedicated leaders to advocate for student needs and uphold important responsibilities. You will be able to spearhead the change you would like to see on our campus. Leave your legacy by becoming an ASI officer, serving on various committees, and providing your input to positively affect current and future students. There is a lot of work to be done, so please thoughtfully consider the time commitment.

Once you have submitted a completed application with all the required documentation, the Office of the Dean of Students will verify whether you meet academic eligibility qualifications and that you are not on academic, disciplinary or administrative probation (reference: 2020-2021 CSULB Campus REGS, Regulation II in www.csulb.edu/regs). You will then be notified by the ASI Assistant Director of Government Affairs & Initiatives about your eligibility status and the next steps regarding your candidacy. You are not permitted to campaign until March 1st.

We strongly encourage you to attend a board meeting that you are interested in serving on and to do your research on the position you are seeking. I look forward to working with you throughout this election period! If you have any questions, I can be reached at asi-elections@csulb.edu.

Best of Luck!

Helen Rodriguez
ASI Government Elections Officer


Starter Pack

Interested in running for a 2021 Student Government office? Here are a few steps to apply:

  1. Learn more about the elected positions here.
  2. If you have any questions or want to learn more, attend an Informational Session. See below for dates, times and the zoom links.
  3. Access resources within the 2021 ASI Elections Packet here.


Referendum on ASI Bylaws.

VOTER INFORMATION

The Associated Students Board of Directors/Senate has requested that Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) conduct a referendum for proposed bylaw amendments to Chapter I of the ASI Bylaws. The ASI Bylaw amendments referendum will be conducted as part of the online ASI general election on Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

BACKGROUND

On December 9, 2020 the Associated Students Board of Directors/Senate approved Senate Resolution #2021-05 Bylaw Amendments to Chapter I of the ASI Bylaws. The Associated Students Senate serves as the Board of Directors for the corporation, and implements its authority as the legislative branch ensuring effective oversight and consistency within its operations, and representing the LBSU student body. Chapter I of the ASI Bylaws states the Senate is to, "Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by the Senate, by law, by the Articles of Incorporation for the Associated Students, California State University, Long Beach, or by these bylaws." These duties include changing the bylaws to ensure that it accurately reflects current contemporary practices and addresses improvements for greater efficiency while safeguarding the ASI mission.

As a result of the approved Senate resolution, the Board of Directors/Senate is proposing the following amendments to Chapter I of the ASI Bylaws:

  • Gender-neutral terminology approved by Senate Resolution #2017-34 shall be reflective throughout the entire ASI Bylaws.
  • The following officer position titles and the Board of Control shall be updated to clarify their roles and responsibilities to avoid confusion
    • Chief Executive Officer shall be updated to President
    • Vice President shall be updated to Executive Vice President
    • Treasurer shall be updated to Vice President of Finance
    • Attorney General and Public Defender shall be removed as those roles no longer exist
    • Board of Control shall be updated to Business and Finance Committee
  • A Senate representative shall no longer be elected to the Campus Planning Committee as the committee is no longer active.
  • Judiciary shall no longer be required to notify Senate in writing of any changes to their working rules as the Senate accepts the Judiciary minutes where any changes would be noted.
  • Judiciary no longer requires a petition signed by 5% of the student body nor a Senate ruling if they fail to carry out their duties and responsibilities as a Justice to process their removal internally.
  • The Chief Justice shall be able to form the Ethics Compliance Committee to proceed with disciplinary action among Judiciary members.
  • The University Student Union Board of Trustees representatives will serve a maximum term of one year ending on May 31.
  • The process of proposing and adopting a bylaw amendment to Chapter I shall no longer require a 60% favorable vote in the ASI general election to expedite the process to amend and update Chapter I of the ASI Bylaws.

If approved, the amendments to the bylaws would go into effect and be reflected in the 2021-2022 ASI Bylaws.

GENERAL INFORMATION

By voting YES, you are agreeing to all of the proposed bylaw amendments; updating the ASI Bylaws.

By voting NO, you are rejecting all of the proposed bylaw amendments; leaving the ASI Bylaws as is.

SAMPLE BALLOT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
ASI BYLAW AMENDMENTS REFERENDUM
SPRING 2021

SHOULD THE PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER I OF THE ASI BYLAWS BE APPROVED? CHANGES TO THE ASI BYLAWS WOULD NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL 2021-2022.

YES I VOTE FOR THE PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER I OF THE ASI BYLAWS.

NO I VOTE AGAINST THE PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER I OF THE ASI BYLAWS.

END OF BALLOT

    To see how the proposed bylaw amendments would impact the ASI Bylaws review the document entitled Bylaws 2020-2021 Chapter 1. The highlighted sections reflect the proposed changes.

  1. Bylaws 2020-2021 Chapter 1
  2. Senate Resolution #2021-05 Bylaw Amendments to Chapter 1 of the ASI Bylaws

Calendar Spring 2021

Dates
Activities
Location
Time
Wednesday
January 20
Filing Opens Online
(Jan. 20-Feb. 4)
BeachSync 9AM
Wednesday
January 20
It Takes One Student Panel Zoom
Meeting Id:870 3479 3776   Password:21ASIELECT
6PM
Monday
January 25
Student Government Panel Zoom
Meeting Id:815 5940 3788   Password:21ASIELECT
3PM
Wednesday
January 27
Elections Informational Session Zoom
Meeting Id:856 0413 0087   Password:21ASIELECT
6PM
Thursday
January 28
Elections Informational Session Zoom
Meeting Id:871 3919 2865   Password:21ASIELECT
6PM
Friday
January 29
Elections Informational Session Zoom
Meeting Id:884 8264 0754   Password:21ASIELECT
12:30PM
Thursday
February 4
Filing Closes BeachSync 12PM
Friday
February 5
Filing Re-Opens for Unfilled Positions Online* BeachSync 9AM
Friday
February 12
Filing for Unfilled Positions Closes* BeachSync 4PM
Thursday
February 18
Candidate Meeting**
Registration Required
Zoom 5PM
Friday
February 18
Candidate Meeting**
Registration Required
Zoom 10AM
Monday
March 1
Campaigning Begins for General Elections Online
Wednesday
March 3
Meet the Candidates Zoom
Meeting Id:851 9177 4869   Password:21ASIELECT
5-6:15PM
Thursday
March 11
Presidential Candidates Debate Zoom
Meeting Id:843 7731 5915   Password:21ASIELECT
5-5:45PM
March 15-17 Online Elections Online 12:00AM-11:59PM
Thursday
March 18
Elections Results Reveal ASI Instagram Live 12PM
March 22-24 Campaigning for Run-Off Elections
(If necessary)
Online
March 22-24 Online Run-Off Elections
(If necessary)
Online 12:00AM-11:59PM
Thursday
March 25
Election Run-Off Results Announced
(If necessary)
12PM

*Unfilled Positions: those positions that do not have a minimum number of applicants. All other positions are closed.

**Candidates Meeting: Candidates MUST attend one out of the two meetings to be able to be recognized as an official candidate and campaign. No attendance = automatic disqualification.


Docs & Forms

The documents and forms listed below are intended to be a resource for candidates, campaign workers and the student body at large throughout the ASI election process.


FAQs

There are a number of eligibility criteria such as grade point average (GPA), residency units, and “good standing” status that are evaluated by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Office to determine if CSULB students may run for student government positions. Each applicant will be notified by the ASI Assistant Director of Government Affairs & Initiatives if they have met eligibility requirements, as determined by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Office. Please also review the job description for the position you are interested in applying for to learn about additional requirements.
The time commitment for each position varies. Please refer to the job descriptions for more details. However, all student government positions are awarded a scholarship for their service. Please refer to the ASI Policy on Student Government Scholarships for more information.
Candidates who are running for office have the option to expend funds to support their campaign efforts. You are not expected to spend any money for campaigning. This is based on your personal decision. If candidates decide to spend money for their campaign, ASI does ask that candidates sign and follow the voluntary campaign spending limit pledge.
  • $750 for candidates for executive offices
  • $500 for candidates for other university-wide positions
  • $250 for candidates for other college-level positions
There are detailed requirements outlined in the ASI Elections Handbook regarding campaigning, campaign expenditures and reporting. It is important you follow all requirements. It is the candidate’s responsibility to submit a Campaign Income & Expense Record even if they did not spend any money on campaigning.
To run for a College seat, you must have declared a major in that particular college when you submit your application. 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.
The digital elections packet can be found on BeachSync and shall include the elections calendar, position descriptions and the Application to Run for Student Government Office. Interested candidates must submit their application via BeachSync along with any additional required documentation, such as candidate bio, photo, and campaign platform.
Candidates will be listed on the first day of campaigning here.
You will be able to vote online from 12am on March 15th through 11:59pm on March 17th.
  • Access your CSULB student email account and locate the email from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2021 ASI Election”
  • Open and read the email Click on the link that says “CLICK HERE”
  • If the link doesn’t work, go to URL address provided in the email and enter your username and password, also provided in the email.
  • 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, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu. Include your name, student ID# and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.
Any computer or phone that can access your CSULB student email account can be used for voting.
If you did not receive an email to vote, please check your spam folder. Locate the email from “Associated Students, Inc.” with the Subject Line “2021 ASI Election.” Click “Not Junk.” If this doesn’t work, or if you cannot locate the email in your spam folder, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu. Include your name, student ID# and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.
If you cannot open the email to vote, please email asi-elections@csulb.edu. Include your name, student ID# and a brief description of the issue. Someone will contact you to help resolve the issue.
The election results will be announced after the polls close at the Elections Reveal on Thursday, March 18th at 12pm on ASI’s Instagram Live. You will also be able to find the results on the ASI Student Government Website www.asicsulb.org/gov/.