Voter Information

Elected Student Positions

Executive Committee of the Student Body (EC)

  • Representatives
    • First-Year Undergraduate (FY) (1)
    • First-Year Law (1L) (1)

Descriptions of EC Representative positions are in the Student Body Constitution.

Student Judicial Council (SJC)

  • Justices
    • First-Year Undergraduate (FY) (1)
    • First-Year Law (1L) (1)

Descriptions of SJC Justice positions may be found on the SJC's webpage.

Filing a Complaint

Any student who believes that a candidate is in violation of campaign rules may file a complaint with the SEC. Complaints must be filed via email within the campaign period, commencing after the submission of petitions at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and ending at 10:00 PM ET on Election Day. Complainants must specify the candidate or candidates involved and the campaign rules believed to be violated. The full SEC will review the complaint and determine whether an investigation is warranted within twenty-four (24) hours of the filing, or before 10:00 PM ET on Election Day. If the SEC determines that an investigation is necessary before the conclusion of the voting period, voting will be suspending pending investigation. If the SEC deems an investigation necessary following the conclusion of voting, it will announce that the validity of the results is in dispute. The SEC has the constitutional authority to remove candidates from contention should they be clearly and convincingly found to be in violation of the electoral rules and guidelines outlined herewith. Determinations of the SEC may be appealed to the Electoral Oversight Committee (EOC) within twenty-four (24) hours of a decision.


Should the SEC determine that a complaint warrants an investigation, it will contact the complainant and respondent immediately and inform them that an investigation is under way. The respondent will be informed of the nature of the complaint. The complainant and respondent must submit statements of no more than one thousand (1,000) words in length. The complainant must detail the alleged violation(s) and offer specific evidence of their claim(s). The respondent must reply to the allegation(s) in the complaint. These statements must be submitted within twenty-four (24) hours of the notification that the investigation is under way. The full SEC will review the statements and evidence. The SEC has the discretion to reach a conclusion based on the statements and evidence, or investigate further, calling witnesses as needed. When the SEC is satisfied that it has determined whether a violation of campaign rules has occurred, it will inform the complainant and respondent of its ruling.


All elections shall be administered online through Canvas and WLU Forms. All members of the First-Year Undergraduate (FY) and First-Year Law (1L) classes in good standing are eligible to vote in the EC Representative and SJC Justice election for his or her respective class. Each eligible student may vote only once. All eligible students have the right to a secret ballot. Voting will take place between 8:00 AM ET and 8:00 PM ET on Friday, October 1, 2021 for First-Year Undergraduate (FY) and First-Year Law (1L) class EC Representative and SJC Justice positions. When voting, students will preferentially rank candidates for each position. Votes will be calculated using the ranked-choice voting method. Should the sum of voters' First Choices constitute a majority, that candidate will be declared the winner. In the event that no majority can be determined by First Choice, the last place candidate will be eliminated, and the eliminated candidate's ballots will be distributed among the remaining field. This process will continue until a candidate reaches a majority of First Choice ballots and is declared the winner.

Election Day

Voting on Canvas will open at 8:00 AM ET on Friday, October 1, 2021 and close at 8:00 PM ET that same day. If no complaints warranting an investigation are filed by 10:00 PM ET on that day, the SEC will announce the results of the election within twenty-four (24) hours via a broadcast email. The SEC will also publish official election results to Campus Notices.