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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I run in ASI Elections?

Information for ASI Elections will generally appear online in January. The ASI Board of Directors serves as the official voice of the CSUSM student body. To assure that you're prepared for this committment, we strongly suggest that you review the ASI Elections website, specifically the ASI Bylaws. The ASI Bylaws provide in-depth information about each position on the ASI Board of Directors. Next, we suggest reviewing the ASI Elections Guidelines & Procedures to learn more about the electoral process.

Once you've reviewed the website and documents listed , we invite you attend an ASI Elections Information Session. These sessions are presented by the ASI Elections Committee and are designed to provide a space to learn the next steps in the ASI Elections process and ask any questions you may have. You can also reach out to current ASI Board members to ask them about their roles and responsibilities so you can make an informed decision about which role is right for you. 

For more information, please reference the Guidelines: ASI Elections

Who is eligible to run in ASI Elections?

Qualifications for Associated Student, Inc. officers are derived from the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and current University policy. These requirements are considered minimum qualifications to demonstrate academic involvement, achievements, and progress. The CSUSM President may establish additional requirements.

Applicants must be currently enrolled CSUSM students. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a minimum 6 units and graudate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units in the current semester and subsequent semesters, if elected. 

Applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at CSUSM, maintain a minimum 2.0 CSUSM semester grade point average per CSU Chancellor’s Office requirements, and minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at CSUSM.

Student representatives, candidates, and incumbents for office shall not be on any academic, disciplinary, or administrative probation. This status must be maintained for the duration of any member’s time in office.

Reprensentatives for College Representatives positions will be limited to first declared majors in each college. Undeclared and special majors can only apply for the ASI Executive Officers, Representatives at Large, or Special Officers. 

For more in depth information about this topic, please make sure to check out the ASI Elections Guidelines and/or the ASI Bylaws. 

Who can vote?

Active membership in ASI shall be granted to all matriculated students who pay the ASI student body fee at California State University San Marcos in any regular, limited, or special session of the University.

Active members shall have the right to vote in ASI elections, hold office in the Corporation, be employed by the Corporation, and participate in all activities sponsored in whole or part by ASI. 

How do I vote?

On March 11, 2024 you will receive an email directing you to information about your ballot and where to vote. This will be sent to you email listed as your primary email in MyCSUSM.

When can I vote?

Voting will take place between March 11, 2024 at 7:00 AM through March 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM. You can vote any time during this window. 

Who can I vote for?

All eligible voters can vote for ASI Executive Officers and Student at Large Representatives.

Eligible voters may only vote for Student College Representatives of their respective college (CHABSS, CoBA, CEHHS, CSTEM). 

What if I'm a double major?

Eligible voters may vote for Student College Representatives of the college (CHABSS, CoBA, CEHHS, CSTEM) in which their primary major falls. 

What if I want to change my major?

Learn more Enroll: Change my Major!

What if I have two CSUSM emails?

Your ballot will be emailed to the email you have listed as your primary email address in MyCSUSM. 

To log in, you will use the credentials associated with your email listed as your primary email in MyCSUSM.

How do I change my primary email address?

 Log in to MyCSUSM and follow these steps:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Change or Add Email
  3. Save

What if I realize I've made a mistake and want to go back and change my ballot?

You will have a button that will allow you to go back and change your ballot. But once you press the final submit button, you will not be able to change the ballot. Your vote will be final.

How do I know if my vote has been recorded?

When you submit your ballot you will see a message acknowledging your submission. You will be given a unique reference number that you can use if you have any questions about your ballot. You should also receive an email receipt to the email listed as your primary email in MyCSUSM.

Will my vote still be recorded even if I do not vote for every selection of the ballot?

You must submit your ballot for your votes to be counted. Incomplete ballots will not be counted; you must select "none" or a candidate for each item and then submit your ballot.