The Spring 2022 UCSC Campus Elections will be as accessible as ever before, with voting taking place via the world wide web at http://elections.ucsc.edu. Students will have the option of voting from the comfort of wherever they'd like via the campus elections website, as well as the option to vote online at one of the various in-person campus voting stations, where there will be people to answer questions or clarifications about how to use or understand the ballots, etc.

Votes will be accepted electronically between Monday, April 18th and Monday, April 25th. Arrangements for access for people with disabilities must be made no later than Wednesday, April 14th, by contacting the Campus Elections Commissioner and Assistant Dean of Students, Strategic Initiatives & Policy Analysis, Travis S. Becker, at trbecker@ucsc.edu, 

In order to vote, students will need to enter their Gold ID and Gold Password. If you do not have that information, check with the Office of the Registrar, (831) 459-4412.

Only currently registered (Spring 2022, based on third week records) undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC are eligible to vote.

Votes may be cast from any computer with internet access.

Screening of voters, casting of votes, storing of votes, and determination of results will all occur electronically. Voter anonymity is built into this process. Every attempt has been made to ensure the security of all data. Any attempts at voter fraud will be handled as defined by campus policies. Fraudulent votes will be eliminated from elections results and will not count toward the minimum voting pool as required for each measure.

Ranked choice voting (RCV) will once again be used this year for the SUA officer elections. In RCV, voters will select their first choice candidate for any given position (including a write-in candidate) and may also rank as many of the remaining candidates as they wish in their order of choice. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the first choice votes, they win the race outright. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, an instant runoff will occur, wherein the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and voters who picked that candidate as their first choice will have their votes count for their second choice. This process continues until one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.

Results of the Student Union Assembly Officer elections and constitutional amendment, and the Graduate Student Association Officer elections will be available by mid-May 2022. 

Individuals who wish to challenge the election process or validity of the election results may file a written complaint with the interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success. A complaint must include a detailed explanation of the specific action or section of the election policy being grieved, or alleged to have been violated, and the remedy requested. The time limit for filing a complaint shall expire thirty (30) working days after the election results are announced, likely to occur on/around June 13th, 2022 of this year, pending an official elections result announcement by the UCSC Chancellor.