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What positions are available?
Who can run for office?
How do I apply to run for one of these wonderful offices?
How much do the positions pay?
How do I vote?
Do grad students vote on any of the referenda?
When can I vote?
Is this voting secure?
Still have questions?

 

What positions are available?

There are five elected offices that comprise the executive board of the GSA. They are the President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, the Public Relations Officer, and the Health Insurance Chair. In addition, there are a number of appointed positions, for which you can apply directly to the GSA. Most of what follows applies to these jobs as well

Who can run for office?

Any full-time graduate student in good academic standing during the academic year of the term of office is eligible for office (subject to the additional qualification that the names of no more than two students from one department may be offered up for candidacy for office and these candidates are subject to such additional qualification established in the bylaws).

How do I apply to run for one of these wonderful offices?

Sorry, you missed the deadline for running in this year's (2001-2002) GSA Election. However, if you are interested in running in the 2002-2003 GSA Elections, please visit the GSA Website at http://www.gsa.ucr.edu for more information. Basically, all you need to do is complete the "Candidate Intention/Eligibility Form" (which you can download from the GSA website). Print the form, fill it out, and send it to the GSA by campus mail (we're at 222 Costco).

How much do the positions pay?

Different positions have different salaries, and different responsibilities. Click on GSA Offices on the navigation bar for a set of job descriptions with salaries.

How do I vote?

The GSA elections will be conducted via electronic voting. There will be pages describing the candidates, and giving their statements of intent, as well as a page where you can make your voting selections. Once the filing period has passed, you can also read candidate statements here, by pressing the Candidates button on the navigation bar.

Do grad students vote on any of the referenda?

Yes, grad students will be voting on the COMMONS EXPANSION REFERENDUM (click
on "COMMONS REFERENDUM" for more information). Important! You can only vote on this referendum during the following period:

April 24th (9:00a.m.) - April 26th (4:00 p.m.) After April 26th. you can only cast a ballot for the Candidates!!!

Please note: You may have seen a flyer distributed by the GSA Elections
Committee stating that grad students will be voting on all four referenda.
In fact, this is incorrect. Grad students will only be voting on the
COMMONS EXPANSION referendum. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

When can I vote?

Voting runs from 9 a.m. April 24th, to 4:00 p.m. April 26th . During this time Graduate students will be able to vote for GSA candidates as well as vote on referenda items. The election will reopen on April 30th at 9:00 a.m. to May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.. During that time students will only be allowed to vote for GSA candidates. Graduate students will not be able to vote on referenda items after April 26th.

Is this voting secure?

The elections are certified by Verisign, the same company that certifies PAWS, and thus the election pages have the same 128-bit encryption that PAWS does. Plus, who'd bother to rig the GSA elections?

Still have questions?

The GSA has a website! You can find more information on the election, as well as the GSA in general, at: www.gsa.ucr.edu In addition, feel free to send your questions or comments to the GSA Election Committee at: skrawczu@wizard.ucr.edu (ATTENTION: GSA Elections)

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