Elections

Student Government elections take place once each academic year to elect the Student Body Presidents and Vice Presidents, as well as Senators representing their respective Colleges within FIU. The Election process takes place every year on both at MMC and BBC.

All officials elected serve for a one-year term, except for the position of Chief Justice that serves for two consecutive years. Voting takes place for two days at various polling locations on campus. If you have any questions regarding elections, you can contact the Elections Coordinator or Commissioner in the SGA office at GC 211 or WUC 301.

To qualify to run in the elections, a student must fill out the appropriate forms with the Elections Coordinator.

2019 General Election Candidate Information

2019 General Election Polling Locations

MMC Elections Board

MMC Elections Board
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Labib Ahmed
Commissioner
Syed Hassan
Deputy Commissioner
Kiyra Ellis
Board Member
John Boris
Board Member
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Matthew Becerra
Board Member
Hiba Khalil
Board Member
Maria Castillo
Board Member
  • Candidate Qualifications
    • Be a student at FIU or be admitted to begin coursework at FIU during the summer or fall 2018 terms.
    • Register (or be registered) to take no less than 6 credit hours during the fall 2018 term.
    • Register (or be registered) to take at least half of course load at MMC or BBC to join its SGA branch.
    • MMC Requirement: Must be available every Monday (Senate) at 4 p.m. to attend mandatory senate meetings. President, Vice President, and Comptroller Candidates must be available every Wednesday at 4 p.m. to attend cabinet meetings. 
    • BBC Requirement: Must be available every Monday (Senate) or Wednesday (Cabinet) at 3:30 p.m. to attend mandatory senate, executive cabinet, and general meetings (Last Wednesday of the month).

    **All qualifications listed in the Legislative Documents

  • Registration Instructions

    MMC: 

    1. Fill out the electronic form below and attach your resume. 
    2. You will be informed when your candidate form is approved
    3. Attend an Informational Session

     REGISTRATION FORM

    MMC Elections Commissioner, Labib Ahmed, elections@fiu.edu

    BBC: 

    1. Fill out the electronic form below and attach your resume
    2. After turning in your SGA qualification verification, someone from the SGA office will be in contact with you soon!

    SENATE REGISTRATION FORM
    PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT REGISTRATION FORM

    BBC Elections Commissioner, Chelsea Oscar, cosca005@fiu.edu 

  • Elections Timeline

    Interest Meetings: Open to All Students – 3pm in GC 150
    January 22, 2019
    January 23, 2019
    January 28, 2019
    January 30, 2019
    January 31, 2019 (GC 230)

    Application Filing Open: February 1, 2019 – Panther Connect

    Information Sessions: Mandatory for All Candidates to Attend One Session – 3pm
    February 4, 2019 - GC 150
    February 6, 2019 - GC 150 & EC Panther Pit
    February 18, 2019 - GC 150
    February 20, 2019 - GC 150 & EC Panther Pit

    Make-Up Information Sessions: All Candidates Must Register by February 22, 2019
    February 25, 2019 in GC 150 at 3pm
    February 27, 2019 in GC 150 at 3pm

    Application Filing Deadline: February 22, 2019

    Ballot Finalized: March 18, 2019

    Debate and Meet the Candidates Events: Open to All Students
    Candidate Information and Polling Locations Posted Online: March 25, 2019President/Vice President and At Large Debate: March 26, 2019 at 4pm – GC 243
    President/Vice President and Engineering Senators Debate: March 27 at 4pm– EC Panther Pit
    Meet the Candidates: March 28, 2019 11am-2pm – EC Panther Pit
    Meet the Candidates: March 29, 2019 11am-2pm – GC Pit

    Voting Begins: April 2, 2019 at 8:00am
    Voting Ends: April 3, 2019 at 11:59pm

    Final Expense Reports Due: April 3, 2019 at 6pm – Panther Connect
    Complaint Filing Deadline: April 5, 2019 by 7pm – Panther Connect
    Preliminary Results Announcement: April 5, 2019 by 4pm – GC 140
    Official Results Announcement: April 8, 2019 at 12:00pm – Online
    Elections Report Presented to Senate: April 15, 2019 at 4:00pm – GC 150

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Contact

SGA MMC
GC 230
305-348-2121
sgammc@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm

SGA BBC
WUC 301
305-919-5680
Fax: 305-919-4060
sgabbc@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm