Get Involved

Run or apply for a position in the ASUN Student Government!

Modeled after the United States government, the undergraduate student government, ASUN, is comprised of three separate branches: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. Working harmoniously, these entities provide an unmatched co-curricular experience for University of Nevada, Reno students. 

Interested in running for office?

  • Filing opens January 20, 2020
  • Filing closes January 31, 2020

Candidate information

Download the candidate packet for the 2020 elections

  • Mandatory Candidates Meeting February 4, 2020
  • Primary Elections Withdrawal Deadline February 4, 2020
  • Campaigning Begins February 5, 2020
  • Campaign Deposit Due February 14, 2020
  • Budget Forms Due March 4, 2020
  • General Elections Withdrawal Deadline March 4, 2020
  • Mandatory Clean-Up March 14, 2020

Attend an ASUN Debate

  • Senator Debate 1 February 18, 2020
  • Senator Debate 2 February 20, 2020
  • Senator Debate 3 February 24, 2020
  • Senator Debate 4 February 25, 2020
  • Primary Elections Debate March 2, 2020
  • General Elections Debate March 9, 2020

Vote for your ASUN Representatives!

ASUN Primary Elections will take place on March 4 and 5. General Elections will take place on March 11 and 12. Voting will take place in the Center for Student Engagement of the Joe (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or via WebCT.

Don't want to run for Office?

Students can also apply for appointed positions in March. Check the student employment website for specific positions.

Not ready to run or apply for office?

Get your feet wet by participating in an ASUN internship program. Internship positions are available in various ASUN departments including the Senate, the Department of Programming, and Legislative Affairs. Positions are usually made available on the student employment website at the end of summer.

Volunteer and learn how to register voters!

Learn how to register others to vote through Vote Power: High School Voter Registration Drive! This initiative aims to empower young voters (both high school seniors and college students) by inducting them in the voter registration process and educating them in the importance of voting. We work closely with local high schools, the Washoe County School District, and the Washoe County Registrar of Voters office to train college students in the registration process and to register high school seniors. If you're a University student and are interested in learning how to register voter and/or in volunteering for Vote Power: High School Voter Registration Drive, please email or check GivePulse for upcoming drives.

Volunteer to be a poll worker on Election Day!

Student poll workers learn first-hand how elections are run, and provide much needed support at polling place locations. They end their day with a better understanding of the importance of voting and the vital role poll workers play in making our elections run smoothly. Apply online with Washoe County. In order to volunteer to work an election for Washoe County you must:

  • Be a United States citizen and be a registered voter in the State of Nevada.
  • Minimum age is 16 years old (student program) or 18 years of age for general volunteer programs. 
  • Physically be able to endure the long hours of Election Day (approximately 14 hours +). 
  • Physically be able to set up equipment that is approximately 35 lbs. in weight. 
  • Have a professional demeanor. 
  • Have access to reliable transportation. 
  • Able to attend the required poll worker training and pass a hands-on evaluation in order to work. 
  • Complete and pass the online poll worker training.