2020 SBA Representative Elections

Elections Information

In compliance with the UF Law SBA Constitution, an election to determine SBA Representatives for the 2020-2021 school year will commence during the period of Friday, September 4, 2020 to Monday, September 21, 2020.

An Election Commission has been established consisting of current elected SBA officers who are not seeking office for the positions in contest during this election:
Election Chairperson: Jessie R. Schuster
Election Integrity Officer: Preston Jones
Election Assistant: Jordan D. Vann

Positions Available and Intent to Run

An election for the 2020-2021 SBA Representatives shall occur on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Open Positions are listed below:

  • Eighteen First Year Representative Positions – Three Per Section
  • One LLM Representative Position
  • One Transfer Representative Position
  • Two Second Year Representatives
  • Six Third Year Representatives

For information on the above open positions and their respective duties, please refer to the SBA Constitution or contact your currently elected SBA officers.

Any student intending to run for one of the above Representative positions must submit electronically to uflawsba@gmail.com: (1) This signed form (digital signatures are acceptable); (2) A short statement no more than 500 words detailing their platform; (3) A campaign photo. Statement and photos submitted will be published to the student body through the SBA website.

The deadline to submit this form is Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Download the form here.


Election Timeline

Opening of Candidacy Submissions: September 4, 2020
Closing of Candidacy Submissions: 5:00 PM on September 11, 2020
Campaign Period: September 11, 2020 through September 21, 2020
Election Day: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM on September 21, 2020
Candidates-Elect Assume Office: 4:00 PM on October 2, 2020

The Election Commission may adjust this schedule if deemed necessary. If this schedule changes, the Election Commission will report the change through public channels.

Campaign Rules

The following rules apply to this election:

  • No Candidate or Student may publicly campaign for office, on or through any platform, online or in person, prior to Saturday, September 12, 2020.
  • No Candidate shall give, offer, or promise to any student or student organization any specific benefit in order to influence the votes of that student or members of that organization;
  • No candidate or representative shall misrepresent any material fact in campaign materials or in campaigning of any form;
  • No campaigning of any sort (includes placement of materials or use of whiteboards) is permitted within classrooms or the Legal Information Center. This extends to Zoom classrooms as well.

Any reports of a candidate or candidates violating the Honor Code, campaigning rules, the UF Student Code of Conduct or standards of professionalism will be reviewed by the Election Commission, which will render its opinion in writing to the SBA Judicial Council for further action.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Election Chairperson Jessie R. Schuster at jessie.schuster@ufl.edu.