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SDSU will welcome a new group of executive officers on March 20. SDSU will welcome a new group of executive officers on March 20.

Vote in the A.S. Elections

Voting runs from March 17 to 20 on WebPortal.
By Hallie Jacobs

Starting March 17, San Diego State University students have the opportunity to select the university’s next group of Associated Student leaders.

The spring general elections decide the next Associated Students president, executive vice president, vice president of external affairs, vice president of financial affairs, vice president of university affairs and 31 representative positions.

Representatives for SDSU's seven colleges will also be chosen.

“Associated Students is the voice for students,” said Jennifer Reyes, the elections coordinator for Associated Students. “These representatives are chosen by students to represent their goals and needs.”

Voting begins on WebPortal on March 17 at 8 a.m. and ends on March 20 at 7 p.m. Election results will be announced at 8 p.m. on March 20 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre.

Why vote?

Last year, more than 5,100 students cast ballots in the general elections, which equated to 18 percent of the student body. This was the highest voter turnout in Associated Students elections history.

This year, the Associated Students election committee wants to rally student voters and beat the record.

“Students have the opportunity to choose who best represents their needs,” said Morgan Chan, the current vice president of student affairs. “Students should exercise their right to vote and hold the candidates they choose accountable.”

How to vote

  1. Log on to WebPortal
  2. Click on the General Elections tab
  3. Begin voting (you don’t have to vote for every category)

About Associated Students

Associated Students is an independent student-directed not-for-profit corporation. As an affiliate of SDSU, the programs and facilities A.S. manages are enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and the SDSU Community.

Associated Students aims to create, promote and fund social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community, advocate for student interests, provide leadership opportunities and participate in shared governance.

Get involved

Although the deadline to be on the ballot has passed, students can still apply for an appointed leadership positions on the A.S. Board of Directors, Judicial Affairs Council and the Campus Life Council

To learn more about Associated Students elections, visit the Elections and Referendums website.