may not be placed in or on any academic build-
ings including the library and academic quad. For
any question regarding what classifies as the aca-
demic quad contact the Elections Board Chair.
Posters may not be placed on the campus grass
by stakes or A-frames. Posters may not be placed
on the campus fence or on bulletin boards. Cam-
paign materials may not be fastened to trees, put
on bushes, etc. Bulletin boards are for public
announcements, not campaigning. Posters may
only be hung using masking tape.
THE NUMBER OF POSTERS ARE LIMITED AS
Executive Vice President
Vice President for Student
All other positions on
the legislature, etc.
A poster with writing visible on both sides counts
as two. Size of posters is not restricted.
E. A handbill is defined herein as any piece of paper
or pamphlet that can be slipped under a door, left
on a table, handed out, or placed in post office
boxes. The number of handbills is not restricted.
Size is restricted to no larger than 81/2 x 11
inches. During election week, handbills are not to
be permanently affixed to any surface. However,
it is permissible for a student to post a handbill
on the bulletin board of his or her residence hall
door should he or she choose to do so after
receiving the handbill through one of the
approved means of distribution. Markers from
Student Development and school colored print-
ers may not be used for handbills.
F. Candidates are each limited to a maximum of 1/2
page of advertising in the school newspaper. In
conjunction with SGA elections, the Elections
Board shall publish the “Election News.” Each
candidate may submit one typed or handwritten
page that will be taken directly to the printer.
This must be submitted by 12:00 noon on the
Monday of election week. The Elections Board
reserves the right not to publish material it con-
siders questionable. In addition to the “Election
News,” candidates shall have an opportunity to
submit information to be displayed on channel 2
on date(s) and times as determined by the Elec-
tions Board Chairperson.
G. Campaigning on Facebook, Twitter, or similar
social networks is allowed. However, all cam-
paigning by the candidates and their constituents
must be in good taste. No other forms of mass
communication (such as voice messaging, elec-
tronic mail, mass text messaging or similar
means) may be used by the candidate and/or
constituents to campaign to the student body
during the campaigning period.
H. Any materials or activities not mentioned above
are subject to the approval of the Elections
I. The Norton Atrium will be neutral for the entire-
ty of the elections. No candidate may display
posters there, nor may a candidate campaign,
distribute, or place campaign materials in the
atrium. The only exception to this is the “Elec-
tion News.” On Election Day, a candidate may
only enter the Atrium once, and that is in order
to vote, and may only be in that area for the
amount of time that is required to vote.
J. No campaigning is to take place prior to the
beginning of the term in which the election takes
place. After spring term begins, any activities
associated with elections and prior to signups
must be approved by the Elections Board Chair-
K. Campaign materials may be displayed or distrib-
uted beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the Sunday pre-
ceding the voting in a particular election and
must end by Thursday at 7:00 p.m. No posters
may be displayed in the Atrium.
L. Candidates will be responsible for cleanup of
campaign materials, excluding posters, in the
Cafeteria, Post Office, and Commuter Lounge,
at 8:00 p.m. during election week on a rotational
schedule as assigned by the Elections Board
Chair. Posters must be removed by the candi-
dates by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, the day of vot-
ing. No electioneering in Norton Campus Center
will be allowed on the day of voting.
M. It is the responsibility of the candidate (either
signed or write-in) to remove all campaign mate-
rials. It is not the responsibility of the Elections
Board Chairperson to remove such materials or
call the candidate to remove such materials. The
Chairperson will note a delinquent poster or
other campaign materials as defined above.
N. Write-in candidates are subject to the same rules
and campaign procedures which apply to signed
official candidates. A write-in candidate is sub-
ject to the same qualifications as a signed official
O. Penalties for infractions of the rules are as follows:
If a candidate or his/her representative does
not attend the pre-election meeting, a mone-
tary penalty of $20.00 will be incurred.