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About Elections

The Elections Committee oversees elections of the Student Government Association. This includes the election of the President, Vice-President and Senators.

+ - Fall 2017 Unofficial Election Results

Underclassmen Senator Seat:

Saba Amid

Student Organization Senator Seats:

Erin Mason

Maytal Sarafian

Tyler Brooks

+ - Fall 2017 Candidate Guide

Learn more about the Fall 2017 Senatorial candidates in the Candidate Guide.

+ - Fall 2017 Senate Elections

Seats Available: Three (3) Student Organization Senator seats; One (1) Lowerclassmen Senator seat.


Candidate Filing: September 4th-September 11th @ 5:00PM

Mandatory Candidate Meeting: September 12th (Time TBD)

Campaign Period: September 13th-September 20th @ 5:00PM

Deadline for Write-in candidates: September 17th @ 5:00PM

General Election: September 18th-September 20th @ 5:00PM (www.chapmanvotes.com)

Unofficial Election Results Announced: September 20th @ 7:00PM

Campaign and Expense Report Due: September 20th @ 5:00PM

All Campaign Materials Removed: September 20th @ 7:00PM

Results Appeals Deadline: September 22nd @ 5:00PM

+ - Spring 2018 Executive Elections

Seats Available: One (1) SGA President seat; One (1) SGA Vice President seat.


Candidate Filing: February 23rd-March 2nd @ 5:00PM

Mandatory Candidate Meeting: March 2nd (Time TBD)

Campaign Period: March 5th-March 14th @ 5:00PM

Deadline for Write-in candidates: March 11th @ 5:00PM

General Election: March 12th-March 14th @ 5:00PM

Unofficial Election Results Announced: March 14th @ 7:00PM

Results Appeals Deadline: March 16th @ 5:00PM

+ - Spring 2018 Senate Elections

Seats Available: Two (2) Student Organization Senator seats; One (1) Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator seat; One (1) Schmid College of Science and Technology Senator seat; One (1) College of Performing Arts Senator seat; One (1) Argyros School of Business and Economics Senator seat; One (1) School of Pharmacy Senator seat; One (1) School of Communication Senator seat; One (1) Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Senator seat; One (1) College of Educational Studies Senator seat; One (1) Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Senator seat; One (1) Upperclassmen Senator seat.


Candidate Filing: March 26th-April 4th @ 5:00PM

Mandatory Candidate Meeting: April 5th (Time TBD)

Campaign Period: April 9th-April 18th @ 5:00PM

Deadline for Write-in candidates: April 15th @ 5:00PM

General Election: April 16th-April 18th @ 5:00PM

Unofficial Election Results Announced: April 18th @ 7:00PM

Results Appeals Deadline: April 20th @ 5:00PM

Director of Elections

All questions regarding the Elections Process should be directed towards the Director of Elections, Elliot Gardner at sgaelections@chapman.edu.
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Elliot Gardner
Director of Elections
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Yasi Sanandaj
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2018
"Having served as Crean Senator for the 2016-2017 school year, I wanted to continue my involvement within SGA during my last year at Chapman. SGA is continuously growing and changing for the better, especially with the implementation of our new Senate structure, and being a part of that growth is something very deeply special to me as I continue to further SGA's legacy by serving on the Elections Committee. I strive to continue promoting excitement for elections and to strengthen the governing body of our students, which holds such significant value to my Chapman experience."
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Sofia Caputo
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2019
"After serving SGA as a senator my freshman year, I jumped at the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of students again this year. The elections committee is such a great group of people who are passionate about making change on campus and I'm lucky to be a part of it!"
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Joe DeCasperis
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2019
"I have been involved with SGA since freshman year. As a junior, I was greeted with the opportunity to be on the elections committee.  I quickly jumped at the position, to promote excitement and continue building the legacy of SGA."
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Michelle Zhou
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2018
"After serving a year on SGA as the Schmid Senator, I saw the importance of having a student government is for students. I saw what an integral part SGA played within the Chapman community. Unfortunately, this is my last semester, so I wasn’t able to serve another year. To still be part of this wonderful organization, I decided to join the Elections committee to get people to be more excited about voting people into SGA and to recruit people who would be passionate about serving other students."
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Ana Vincenti
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2019
"It is important to me to be on the elections committee because college students need to understand that the ability to vote is a very powerful one, and it is how they are able to dictate the way their local, and national governments are run. By voting in elections for SGA, students can practice being active members of their community, and then have these habits once they graduate college. And that is what the elections committee is here to promote. As a part of the elections committee, we make sure that elections are run with integrity and fairness, to provide students with the best governing body possible."
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Shelby Stewart
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2019
"After serving as a senator last year, I still wanted to be involved with the Student Government Association. The Elections Committee gave me the opportunity to help inform the student body about SGA."
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Jade Geiger
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2020
"I wanted to be on the elections committee to gain experience in SGA to see if I want to become further involved next year. I also wanted to create more awareness for SGA itself, and increase involvement in voter participation!”
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Elena Dennis
Elections Committee Member
Class of 2019
“I wanted to be on the elections committee because I wanted to stay involved in SGA, promote SGA's mission and goals and demonstrate the importance of exercising your right to vote during election season. I'm excited to continue to make Chapman a more civically engaged campus.”