ASI Student Government strives to give Cal Poly students the opportunity to be leaders, grow professionally, and represent the voice of their fellow Mustangs. As the collective voice of the students, leaders advocate for change, support, and resources to create positive contributions both on and off campus. Students can run for office and represent their constituents as ASI president or on the ASI Board of Directors. Filing for candidacy occurs in February and elections are held annually in spring quarter. Candidate Packets and filing forms will be posted on the ASI website when the filing period begins on Feb. 4, 2019.
|Candidate Filing||Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 8 a.m. – Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.|
|Candidate Information Sessions||Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.
|Board of Directors – Mandatory Candidate Meeting||Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.|
|President – Mandatory Candidate Meeting||Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11 a.m.|
|Candidate Media Day||Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6–8 p.m.|
|Active Campaigning||Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.–Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9 a.m.|
|Presidential Debate||Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11 a.m.|
|Campaign Close-out Statement Due||Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9 a.m.|
|Candidate Meet & Greet||Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m.|
|Election||Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9 a.m. – Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9 a.m.|
|Election Announcement||Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11 a.m.|
ASI President: The ASI president is the only elected-at-large student leader on the ASI Officer Team. The goals of the ASI president are achieved and implemented with the assistance of the appointed Executive Cabinet and chief of staff. The president shall represent the general student body and act as the official representative and host of ASI to university administration and the general public.
ASI Board of Directors: The ASI Board of Directors serves as the legislative body of ASI and the official representative voice of Cal Poly students. Members of the Board of Directors are elected from each college and are representatives of a 501 (c3) non-profit corporation.
Instant Run-off Voting will be used in the ASI Election for Presidential Candidates only.
Ballots assigned to eliminated candidates are recounted and distributed to one of the remaining candidates based on the next preference on each ballot. This process continues until one candidate wins by obtaining the majority of votes.
If there are four candidates (A, B, C, D) for ASI president and 9,500 Cal Poly students vote in the election, one of the candidates would need to receive 51% (4,751) of the total votes to be elected.
Since candidate D received the fewest number of votes, they would be eliminated. Their votes are redistributed to the next preference on voters ballot.
Since candidate B received the fewest number of votes, they would be eliminated. Their votes are redistributed to the next preference on voters ballot.
Since candidate C received the fewest number of votes, they would be eliminated. Their votes are redistributed to candidate A.
Candidate A received the majority of votes and is elected as ASI President.