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2024 Election

Overview and Important Forms

Please reach out to Elections Chair Abby Lowe at abby.lowe@pitt.edu with any questions!

This February, Pitt undergraduates will elect one new President and 8 new Board Members to represent them for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Students interested in running for board must be full time registered non-CGS undergraduate students on the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh, and must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and be in good standing with the University of Pittsburgh. Individual students may run for either President or Board Member, but may also run together as a slate. In this case, one student may run for President and up to 3 may run for Board Member. 

Click Here for the 2024 Election Endorsement Form! Submissions must be made by an officer of the organization.

    Certified Candidates and Public Disclosures

    Candidate Name

    Position

    Slate Name

    Sarah Mayer

    President

    The Blank Slate

    Lauren Rubovitz

    Board Member

    The Blank Slate

    Maddie McCann-Colvard

    Board Member

    The Blank Slate

    Ashley White

    Board Member

    The Blank Slate

    Kathryn Emmert

    Board Member

    Advocate

    Sanai Overton

    Board Member

    Advocate

    Mercy Akanmu

    Board Member

    Envision

    Evan Levasseur

    Board Member

    Envision

    Neal Gupta

    Board Member

    Envision

    VIEW PUBLIC DISCLOSURES OF ENDORSEMENTS HERE

    VIEW PUBLIC DISCLOSURES OF CAMPAIGN FINANCES HERE

    Referendum Questions

    The Elections and Judicial Committees have approved two questions for Referendum of the student body:

    Future Planning Referendum Question

    Student Activity Fee Referendum Question

    Tentative Timeline
    • Monday, January 8th: Packets Available at 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 8th at 8:00pm in WPU848: Elections Information Session #1
    • Wednesday, January 17th at 8:00pm in WPU542: Elections Information Session #2 
    • Saturday, January 20th at 10:00am in WPU837: Candidate Workshop
    • Sunday, January 21st at 10:00am in WPU837: Campaign Manager Workshop
    • Monday, January 22nd: Candidate and Slate Packets due at 5:00 PM
    • Monday, January 29th: CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
    • Thursday, February 1st at 8:00pm in WPU548: Meet the Candidates Event
    • Tuesday, February 6th: Requests for Referendum Questions Due at 5:00 PM
    • Monday, February 12th: Presidential Debate
    • Tuesday, February 13th: Late Candidacy Deadline at 5:00pm
    • Tuesday, February 20th: TARGET CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
    • Tuesday, February 27th: ELECTION DAY! Polls open 8:00AM-8:00PM
    Summary of the Elections Code
    • While this attempts to summarize important parts of the Elections Code, it is essential to read the entire Elections Code for all regulations.
    • Candidates are not allowed to utilize University owned resources, including social media and departmental space, to promote people to vote for them in the Election.
    • All items that are distributed to potential voters must be told to the Elections Chair and Committee. Additionally, the Elections Committee needs to agree on every item that is distributed. Besides t-shirts, no item costing more than $5 may be distributed. 
    • The Elections Committee reserves the right to determine the value of all items distributed as a part of a candidate’s campaign. Proof of an item’s value shall be disclosed to the Elections Committee in the form of a receipt or an invoice.
    • Campaigning and posting of all printed material must be in accordance with all University rules and regulations, as well as local, state, and federal statutes.
    • The Elections Committee reserves the right to regulate the size, quantity, and content of all posters used in the targeted campaign by candidates and slates.
    • Stickers, self-adhesive materials, the painting of windows, doors, or other fixtures, and any other placing of campaign materials that in some way damages or defaces walls, doors, windows, or other University fixtures are prohibited.
    • Campaign Managers and Campaign Staff shall be the only non-candidates actively participating in the campaign of any election prior to the day before the Election.
    • Endorsements are strictly regulated by the Elections Committee and are reserved for SORC-registered student organizations. Endorsements not approved by the Elections Committee is a strict violations of the Elections Code. 
    • Each slate or independent candidate have an absolute campaign spending limit of $1,200.
    • The Elections Committee shall monitor all social media accounts for all campaigns. 
    • If a candidate is unsure about any rule in the Elections Code, they shall contact the Elections Chair or a member of the Elections Committee.
    • Ignorance of a regulation is not an acceptable defense for violation of the Elections Code or policies set forth by the Elections Committee.