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Undergraduate Student Elections

2018 Elections Important Dates & Details

Slates: Must register with the Judicial Panel (email by Friday, January 19 at 11:59pm. 

Petitions: Completed petitions must be submitted to a staff member during business hours at the front desk of the student government office by Friday, February 2 at 5:00pm. Please find a copy of the official petition at the bottom of this page. 

Campaigning: Begins Sunday, February 25 at 8:00pm, concludes Wednesday, March 7 at 11:59pm. 

Presidential/Vice Presidential Debate: Sunday, March 4 at 7:00pm in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union

Election: Voting will open Monday, March 5 at 12:00pm and will close Wednesday, March 7 at 11:59pm

General Assembly Constituency 2018-2019


Official Candidates

2018-2019 USG Candidates 


Information Sessions

Any prospective candidate is required to attend one of the following information sessions. Information sessions have already occurred for the 2018 election. 

For more information, or with any questions, please contact Chief Justice of the Judicial Panel Connor Greenwood at

2018 USG Elections

Election Bylaws

2017-2018 USG Election Bylaws

More Information on Petitions: 

In order to be certified and listed on the ballot, all official candidates for president/vice president must collect 500 valid signatures from currently enrolled OSU students.  Candidates for General Assembly positions must collect 50 signatures each, and those wishing to place an initiative/referendum on the ballot must collect 1,000 signatures.  More information about petitions can be found in the Elections Bylaws.

Credenza Space: Ohio Union credenza space use for candidate campaigning will be set up by the Judicial Panel. Details will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Write-in Policy: 

USG Election Write-In Policy 2018

USG Election Write-In Template