Spring Special Elections

Download the Spring 2017 Special Elections Application pdf version here 

Available Executive Seats:

  • Treasurer                                                                                                                   1

Available College Senatorial Seats:

  • Senator of the Shidler College of Business                                                                      1
  • Senator of the College of Education                                                                                  1
  • Senator of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology                              1
  • Senator of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies                                                         1

You may only run for the Senate seat correlated with the college or school you are enrolled, along withe one (1) Executive Position.

MANDATORY: You must attend ONE candidate orientation. Two separate meetings are scheduled on Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th, 2016 at 5PM in CC 203C. If you cannot attend either session, contact the ASUH Office to schedule an appointment. 


Spring 2017 Special Pre-Election Timeline

Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 8:30 AM

  • Candidate Packets available in the ASUH Office CC211A and at www.asuh.hawaii.edu
  • Nomination Period begins

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • Candidate Packets due at the ASUH Office (CC211A) at 4 PM
  • Candidate Floor Nominations at the General Senate Meeting at 6 PM

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 AM

  • Floor Nomination Packets available at the ASUH Office

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 4 PM

  • Floor Nomination Packets due at the ASUH Office
  • Nomination Period ends
  • Candidate Profile due to asuh@hawaii.edu
  • Candidate List Posted on bulletin board at 4:30PM

Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 5 PM

  • Candidate Orientation Meeting #1 in CC 203C

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5 PM

  • Candidate Orientation Meeting #2 in CC 203C

Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 4 PM

  • Candidate Withdrawal deadline at the ASUH Office

Monday, February 13th, 2017

  • Campaign Period begins


Election Timeline 

Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 8 AM

Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 4 PM

  • Campaign Period ends
  • Elections end

Post-Elections Schedule

Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • Unofficial Results posted
  • Candidates are notified of the results via e-mail

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

  • Elections Appeals deadline at the ASUH Office at 4 PM
  • Elections Results ratified at the General Senate Meeting at 6 PM

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 4 PM

  • Campaign Materials must be removed
  • Campaign Spending Report due at the ASUH Office
  • Accept/Decline Position Form due at the ASUH Office


Elections may be held three times a year. The General Election takes place once a year during the Spring semester in April. During the General Election, all seats are open for election.

Special Elections take place at the beginning of each semester if there are vacancies in the senate. To run in any of the elections, a candidate must fill out and submit the candidate application form to the ASUH Office. Specific rules and dates are outlined for campaigning in the candidate application packet.

In order to run for Senate, you must meet the following requirements:

   1. Be a full time (12+ credits) classified, undergraduate student at UH Manoa     
   2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0  

In the candidate application packet, candidates must obtain 25 signatures from students in their college. However, candidates, especially those who are running in colleges or schools with a smaller student population- who have a harder time collecting signatures, may bypass this requirement by being directly nominated on the senate floor. To be nominated, talk to a senator or call the ASUH Office and let them know you would like to be nominated and for which position you would like to be nominated for. Candidates who are nominated on the floor must still complete the rest of the candidate packet.