As the spring semester begins, so do elections for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada senate. ASUN is the student government for the undergraduate students at UNR, and creates and passes legislation based on the opinions and values of the undergraduate class.
The ASUN Senate is made up of representatives from the colleges at UNR. The number of representatives in Senate is based on the number of people in each school. The number of representatives per school are:
CABNR: 2 SEATS
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: 3 SEATS
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: 1 SEAT
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: 3 SEATS
DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCE: 3 SEATS
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM: 1 SEAT
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: 4 SEATS
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE: 3 SEATS
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS: 2 SEATS
Other elected officials are the president and vice president of ASUN. Each person running for office must abide by the rules of ASUN elections, which can be found at nevadaasun.com/elections.
The elections process starts as early as late January and ends in the middle of March. Here are dates that each person looking to run needs to consider:
Filing to run for a seat opens on Monday, Jan. 29, and ends Friday, Feb. 2.
There is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for everyone who has filed to run for elections. Campaigning officially begins the next day, Feb. 7.
A $50 campaign deposit is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
Senator debates begin on Monday, Feb. 26 and end on Tuesday, March 6.
The primary voting begins on Wednesday, March 7 and ends on March 8. The candidates that can continue on campaigning will be announced on March 8 at 8 p.m.
Voting for the final election opens on Wednesday, March 14 and ends March 15 at 5 p.m. The winners will be announced at 8 p.m.
All of this information and more can be found online at nevadaasun.com/elections.
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