Campaign Limits - No one shall compel or force support of any candidate through the use of any organization or agreement. On the day of the election, no one (be he or she a candidate or student) shall campaign to individuals who are currently in the process of casting their ballots.
Campaign Finance - Candidates are constrained to a campaign budget of $30.00 USD for the duration of the electoral process. This budget may only be exceeded to replace damaged or missing campaign materials, subject to determination by the SEC. Candidates may distribute buttons, stickers, campaign-themed apparel, flyers, platforms, and any other similarly-themed materials so long as they adhere to all University COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and do not exceed the maximum expenditure or, in specific cases, quota (see Rule IV). Each printed 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper will be counted as $0.10 USD before additional treatments. Candidates must submit a pledged Expenditure Report with attached receipts by 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, October 3, 2021 electronically to the SEC at email@example.com.
Campaigning and Technology - Before using any element or service of University Computing or the network, candidates must first review the University Computing's Policy available at https://www.wlu.edu/general-counsel/code-of-policies/confidentiality-and-information-security/computing-resources-network-website-and-email-use-policy. The student election campaign period runs from 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 until 8:00 PM ET on Friday, October 1, 2021. A candidate may use email, calling, texting, messaging, or social media to contact students. A candidate is limited to one (1) Campus Notices posting for the entire campaign period. Candidates shall not use class contact lists for campaigning purposes and shall not send any mass emails to their respective class during the student election period. Candidates are limited to three (3) posts in their respective class's social media group or page for the entire campaign period. Candidates may create their own social media accounts to represent their campaign, but must maintain sole control over said accounts and follow all University technology guidelines. Candidates may invite students to voluntarily join or follow a social media account, but cannot compel a student to participate. Candidates must personally create and distribute all electronic campaign messages and materials, though other members of the Student Body may share and repost said campaign messages and materials. Any questions or requests for clarification should be promptly communicated to the SEC.
Campaign Materials - Candidates are limited to twenty (20) posters each. Posters shall be no larger than 8.5" x 11". Candidates shall not place a poster within an 11" radius of their own poster (measured from the poster's perimeter). Posters shall not be placed to obstruct another candidate's poster. No poster shall convey obscene or vulgar messages. No poster shall be placed on the Colonnade, on University Chapel, on the exterior of any academic building, on trees, on the ground, on elevators, on glass of any sort (unless placed in a facilities management holder), or on any surface which the poster's removal would damage. Posters shall be fixed to walls using only adhesives that will not leave a residue. Candidates must use thumbtacks on cork boards. Candidates must adhere to all University COVID-19 health and safety guidelines when distributing campaign materials.