What positions are available?
How much do the positions pay?
Who can run for office?
How do I apply to run for one of these wonderful offices?
The filing period is over. Will my application be accepted?
How do I vote?
When can I vote?
Is this voting secure?
I still have questions. How do I get answers?
There are five elected offices that comprise the executive board the GSA. They are the President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, the Health Insurance Chair, and the Public Relations Officer. Click here for descriptions of the elected offices.
Different positions have different salaries, and different responsibilities. The descriptions of the elected offices include the salaries and terms of 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. No qualified graduate student shall be denied candidacy on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, or national origin.
All you need to do is complete the Candidate Intention/Eligibility Form. You can download it in PDF format, print it, fill it out, and send it to the GSA by campus mail or ordinary mail. The GSA address is here. Alternatively, you can fill out and submit an online form.
Late applicants will be considered "Write-in candidates". You will not appear as a candidate for your intended office in the candidate list, but in the interest of plurality we will post your candidate statement under the category "Write-in candidates". Your name won't appear on the ballot, though.
The GSA elections will be conducted via electronic voting. As candidates file their applications their statements of intent will be available here, as well as an online ballot (this link will only be active during the voting period).
Voting runs online at this site from 9 a.m. Monday, April 15,, to 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 19. During this time Graduate students will be able to vote for GSA candidates.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn: GSA Elections).