The Campus Elections Commission (CEC) coordinates the GSA elections every spring. The commission comprises students, faculty, and staff members, and it is a neutral body that advises the chancellor or designee on campus-wide elections. In any capacity, the commission is not affiliated with the Associated Students (AS) or the GSA elections.

The GSA elections are online and take place in April. You may vote using your Net ID at vote.as.ucsb.edu. When you log in, the link is also provided on the UCSB GOLD system. Any difficulty voting should be reported to votehelp@as.ucsb.edu. The GSA will email a voter's guide to each graduate student before the election with a list of candidates and ballot initiatives.

GSA Officer Elections

1.

Any GSA member enrolled at UC Santa Barbara during the entire term of office shall be eligible to serve as an elected GSA Officer, provided they disclose any conflict of interest.

2.

Routine elections for GSA Officers shall be held each year during the Spring quarter. The GSA Co-Presidents shall announce the time, place, and manner of routine elections on or before the first day of the Spring quarter. All GSA members shall have the right to nominate candidates for office and vote in routine GSA Officer elections.

3.

A Special Election shall fill any vacancy in an elected GSA Officer position. Vacancies shall be announced within five (5) UC business days of the vacancy. All special elections shall be publicized at least three (3) business days before the election.

GSA Officers and Duties

1.

The GSA Officers shall represent and promote GSA opinions and positions to other organizations at UCSB and elsewhere.

2.

The GSA Officers shall not simultaneously serve as GSA Assembly Members selected by a Graduate Degree Program.

3.

The GSA shall have six (6) elected GSA Officers who shall serve a one-year term, from July 1 through June 30.