10 Things to DO to BE elected into STUCO
#1 Fill out a Officer Application and turn it into the main office by 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. ____. (Applications are available online at the school’s website, in the office, room 508, or from a current member of STUCO.)
#2 PRINT your name and grade clearly on the application. STUCO prepares the ballots from the application; sloppy handwriting increases the possibility of your name being misspelled on the ballot.
#3 On Friday, Sept. _____, check the applications hanging at the end of your grade’s hallway and double check that your application is among those posted. If you turned your application in on time and your application is NOT posted see Ms. Reedy (in room 508) by the end of the school day. If you do not, you will NOT be an official candidate, your name WILL NOT appear on the ballot, and you will have to run a write-in campaign.
#4 Prepare your campaign. Read and follow the Campaign Information located on the back of the application information.
#5 Campaign for office September _____.
#6 Plan to attend optional STUCO meetings on Wednesday, Sept. _____ and Wednesday, Sept. _____ from 3:15-4 p.m. Once you have turned in your application you are welcome to attend these two STUCO meetings. (All STUCO meetings throughout the school year are held on Wednesday’s from 3:15-4 p.m. in room 508)
#7 Vote for your top 12 candidate choices in your grade level, remember to circle your own name. Voting will take place during Community on September ______.
#8 Stop handing out all campaign material by 4 p.m. on September _____.
#9 Wait for the announcement of the winners during the STUCO assembly on the morning of Friday, Sept. _____.
#10 Have fun and enjoy the experience, win or lose, of running and campaigning for a student government position.
The best campaigning comes from smiling, talking to voters, and asking them for their vote. Campaign materials are great at letting voters know your name will appear on the ballot, but nothing beats walking up to your peers and asking them to vote for you.
Candidates are allowed to post ONE small campaign poster (no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches) on the bulletin board at the end of their grade's hallway.
Candidates may distribute campaign materials which adhere to the following campaign instructions.
- Candidates may not use class time, pride time, or community time to hand out or distribute campaign materials. This is only allowed before and after school, between classes and during lunch.
- No food or candy of any type may be passed out to students.
- NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! STICKERS ARE STRICKLY PROHIBITED!
- No posters may be hung on walls, doors, lockers, windows, trashcans, railings, bathroom stalls, ceilings, floors, water fountains, or any other imaginable location. No posters other than the ONE 8 ½ by 11 size poster allowed on the bulletin board.
- Campaign materials MAY NOT BE COMMERCIALLY PURCHSED OR MASS PRODUCED. Materials may be self made digitally with a maximum of 50 copies created.
- Campaign information should be informative, decorative, meaningful, and logical.
- Campaign materials must be hand created by the candidate. Help is allowed.
- The cost of campaign materials may not exceed $20.
Campaign violations should be reported to Ms. Reedy as soon as possible.