Any currently enrolled UM student taking at least 7 credits and with a GPA of at least 2.0 may run for the office of president, vice president, business manager, or one of the 20 senate positions. Elections are held every spring semester for the following academic year. The successful candidates are sworn into office in May of each year.
A potential candidate must file a petition with the Elections Committee. Before receiving your petition, you will need to fill out an ASUM elections candidate registration form (also available at UC105) and bring it to UC 105. Petitions are available at UC105 and must consist of the signatures, printed names, ID numbers and telephone numbers of at least 50 students registered during Spring semester of the election. All potential candidates will need to fill out a registration form before receiving a petition form. Potential candidates for president must run with a potential candidate for vice president as a single ticket, with a joint petition containing at least 100 signatures.