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Undergraduate Student Elections

2017 USG Election Results

2017 USG Election Results

The Undergraduate Student Government Elections occur yearly during Spring Semester. During the USG Elections, students vote on who they want to represent them in the USG General Assembly and as USG President/Vice President.


2017 Official USG Election Ballot

2017 USG Election Ballot


Issue 2

Issue 2 - Divestment


2016 Official USG Election Results

2016 USG Election Results


Election Bylaws

USG Election Bylaws for 2016/2017


2017 Election Information

  • Slates must register with the Judicial Panel by January 20 at 11:59 pm and must include a preliminary list of all member-candidates, campaign managers, and treasurers
  • Information Sessions
    • Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm in the Aviation Room
    • Tuesday, January 24 after Cabinet meeting at 7:30 pm in the Interfaith, Prayer, and Reflection Room (Union 3rd floor)
    • Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm in the Capital City Room
    • Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm in Great Hall Meeting Room 3
      • If you cannot attend any of the listed sessions due to academic conflicts, please contact to discuss alternative options
  • Petitions due Friday, February 3 by 6:00 pm
    • Please submit petitions in person to an employee at the front desk of the student government suite in the CSLS on the second floor of the Union during business hours
      • Presidential/Vice President candidates require 750 signatures
      • Senatorial candidates require 50 signatures
  • Debate
    • Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates will be invited to participate in a debate moderated by an OSU faculty member before the election
    • The debate will be held in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union on Thursday, March 2nd beginning at 7:00 pm
  • Campaigning begins Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 pm and concludes on Wednesday, March 8 at 11:59 pm
  • The election will begin on Monday, March 6 starting at noon and will close on Wednesday, March 8 at 11:59 pm
    • The link to the ballot is posted above and is shared on social media
      • You can access USG social media platforms by clicking on the icons in the header of every page 


2016 USG Election Write-In Information

USG Election Write-In Policy 2016

USG Election Write-In Template

If you have any questions, please contact the USG Judicial Panel, who is overseeing the operation of the elections at