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SDSU Associated Students executives from 2014-15 academic year. (Credit: SDSU A.S.) SDSU Associated Students executives from 2014-15 academic year. (Credit: SDSU A.S.)

Voting Underway in A.S. Elections

Voting in the Associated Students elections ends at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.
By Ryan Schuler

Beginning March 13, San Diego State University students have the opportunity to select the university’s next Associated Students leaders.

The spring general elections decide the next A.S. president, executive vice president, vice president of external relations, vice president of financial affairs, vice president of university affairs and 33 other positions, including representatives for SDSU’s seven colleges and graduate students. This year, there are 85 candidates, including write-in candidates, running for positions.

Voting started on SDSU WebPortal at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 13 and ends at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. Election results will be announced at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in Montezuma Hall on the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Why vote?

In 2016, more than 6,000 students cast ballots in the general elections, which equated to 20 percent of the student body. This year, the A.S. election committee encourages students to get involved with the election process by casting votes on SDSU WebPortal.

How to vote

  • Log on to SDSU WebPortal
  • Click on the A.S. Elections tab
  • Begin voting (you don’t have to vote for every category)

About Associated Students

A.S. is a student-directed not-for-profit auxiliary organization of SDSU. The programs and facilities A.S. manages are available to students, faculty, staff and the SDSU community. A.S. aims to create, promote and fund social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community, advocate for student interests, provide leadership opportunities and participate in shared governance.

Get involved

Although the deadline to be on the ballot has passed, students can still apply for appointed leadership positions on the A.S. Board of Directors, Judicial Affairs Council and the Campus Life Council. Applications can be requested on the A.S. elections website and must be turned in by Wednesday, April 5.