ASI invites students to run for elected positions

(Alejandro Soto/The Collegian)

Fresno State’s student government is inviting individuals interested in becoming elected officers and senators for the 2019-2020 term.

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a non-profit, public-benefit organization, run by a student board of directors, Director of Operations Tara Powers-Mead said. Students hold 21 elected positions and serve a one-year term from June 1 to May 31.

ASI is a shared government and represents the voices and opinions expressed by the campus population as a whole. It is responsible for legislating referendums, such as the one about the new USU building.

In 2018, ASI recorded the highest voter turnout in school history. Nearly 5,000 votes were cast, which totaled exactly 21.39 percent of eligible student voters.

Petitions for office and the election code are now available in the ASI business office located in USU 317 or available to print online.

The first step to campaigning is submitting a completed petition for office. The petition must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 6 by 5 p.m. to the ASI business office. Once submitted, petitions will be verified for completeness.

Candidates must attend the mandatory all-candidates’ meeting March 13 at 6 p.m. located in USU 314. Any candidates who do not attend will be dropped from the ballot.

For more information, visit the ASI business office or email Powers-Mead at

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