2021 Campus Elections

The Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce the 2021 Campus Elections process. Students, staff, and faculty will have the opportunity to propose new or amended campus based fees, amendments to the Student Union Assembly (SUA) Constitution, or opinion polls. 

If you are interested in proposing an initiative for the 2021 Campus Elections ballot and did not attend the orientation session on Tuesday 12/1/2020, please view the video of the session. It is mandatory to attend or view the video of the session if you plan to propose an initiative. The session provides an overview of the Campus Elections process, timeline, and policies, and includes resources and guidance on how to author a referendum, opinion poll, or amendment. If a team of students is working in collaboration with a campus administrative unit, we encourage them to view the orientation session video as well.

You can access a PDF version of the slide deck from the information session, which includes hyperlinks to key policies and other information you may wish to review, by clicking here.

Please use this Excel budget template to assist you in developing your budget for a fee measure. You may direct questions about the template or other budget issues to Lisa Bishop (libishop@ucsc.edu).

In drafting a measure for the ballot, you may wish to review examples from previous elections cycles in the campus elections archive. We are also providing direct links to recent examples of ballot language for fee measures, an opinion poll, and a SUA constitutional amendment.

Please click here to complete your application to place an item on the 2021 ballot. Please note submission of this application - along with draft referendum language for those groups proposing a new fee or fee amendment - are due by 8:00 am on Monday, January 4, 2021 for facility related projects and Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm for all other initiatives.

For more information, or to request accommodation, please contact Brian Arao at barao@ucsc.edu.

Click here for more information on campus elections policy.

Click here to view results of past elections.