SGA Election committee
The annual election of Executive, Judicial and Senatorial officers for SGA takes place each Spring Semester. The 2023 SGA election cycle begins on March 27th with the petitioning period and culminating with the SGA election voting on April 19th and 20th. For a full breakdown of the key election cycle dates and deadlines please view the 2023 SGA Election timeline here.
SGA Election Commission
The SGA Election is coordinated by an independent group of undergraduate students known as the SGA Election Commission. This is an impartial group of students responsible for all facets of the SGA election including marketing, promotion of candidates, election administration and for enforcement of the SGA Election policy. Any questions that candidates or prospective candidates have regarding the election process should be sent to the Election Commission. Throughout the election cycle, SGA election
commissioners hold weekly office hours
Running for sga
Any person seeking an SGA elected office must be a full time fee-paying undergraduate student with at least 2.500 cumulative GPA. To run, a petition must be signed out from the SGA Administrative Assistant in the SGA office, University Union 263. Students may sign out a petition to run for the position of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Attorney General, Senator, or Justice. Petitions require the signatures of 200 undergraduate TU students and will be available starting at 9AM on March 27th and due back to the SGA office 4PM on April 7th.
Not sure if SGA is for you? Come to one of the SGA interest sessions hosted by the SGA Election Commission. These are sessions where you can hear from a panel of current SGA members of what it means to be a part of SGA. You will have the opportunity to ask questions both about SGA or the election process. The SGA Interest sessions this year are:
Wednesday, March 29th, 6PM-7PM, UU325A/B
Thursday, March 30th , 6PM-7PM, Zoom (register on Involved@TU)
Tuesday, April 4th, 4PM-5PM, UU327
Voting for the SGA Election will open on Wednesday, April 19th at 9AM and close on Thursday, April 20th at 3PM. Only currently enrolled TU undergraduate students are eligible to vote in the SGA election. All voting will take place on Involved@TU (www.towson.edu/involvedTU) and can be done via computer or mobile device, whether on-campus or off-campus. During the election days, the Election Commission will host polling locations across campus to encourage students to vote on their phones.
SGA election Policy
The SGA Election Policy is the document that outlines all the policies and procedures that dictate the SGA Election. This document is given to all candidates when they sign out their petition but is also
available electronically here
"Can I volunteer?"
If you are interested in assisting the Election Commission on election days with staffing a polling location, please e-mail SGA Election Commission Co-Advisor, Carly Steinberg, at
email@example.com to be added to the interest list. There will be a short volunteer training prior to election days for volunteers. Volunteers will receive an election tshirt while supplies last.
"Where can we meet the candidates?"
Once the petition period ends on April 7 th this year’s candidates will all be listed here. While the candidates will be actively campaigning across campus following this deadline, we encourage you to attend the SGA debate on Monday, April 17 th at 7PM in the Union Auditorium, or via livestream, where you can learn more about this year’s candidates.
"Where can I ask other questions?"
If you have any questions about the SGA election process or cycle, you may contact any of the SGA Election Commissioners or SGA Election Commission Co-Advisor, Chris Rindosh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.