Get involved

Attend an informational session

The Directors of Elections will be holding two non-committal informational sessions in December to give you an introduction to ASUN. Stop by to learn about election rules, procedures and techniques to get you on the right track to launch a campaign in the spring. 

  • Session 1 (in person): December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Session 2 (virtual): December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on events, visit our Pack Life page.

Apply to run for office

The application is open from January 23rd at 8 a.m. to February 3rd at 5 p.m. All candidates must have a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 7 undergraduate credits. Senate candidates must have a major in their respective college. All candidates for executive office must have been a student at UNR for two semesters. Vice presidential candidates must have at least 45 undergraduate credits completed and presidential candidates must have at least 60 undergraduate credits completed.

Important 2022 special election dates and information

  • January 23: Filing period opens at 8 a.m.
  • February 3: Filing period closes at 5 p.m.
  • February 7: Mandatory Candidates Meeting at 8 p.m. (all candidates must attend this meeting; if you are unable to, candidates must send an email in advance and send a proxy to attend the meeting)
  • February 8: Campaigning starts at 8 a.m.
  • March 15: Voting for General Elections opens at 8 a.m.
  • March 16: Voting closes for General Elections at 5 p.m.
  • March 17: Results posted for ASUN posting boards and ASUN posting boards and ASUN social media by 5 p.m.

If deemed necessary, Primary Elections will take place March 8-9. 

For more information on events, visit our Pack Life page.

This year's Candidate Packet will be available in December 2022.

Open senate seats

  • College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (2 Senate Seats)
  • College of Business (4 Senate Seats)
  • College of Education and Human Development (1 Senate Seat)
  • College of Engineering (4 Senate Seat)
  • College of Liberal Arts (4 Senate Seat)
  • School of Medicine & Orvis School of Nursing (1 Senate Seat)
  • College of Science (4 Senate Seat)
  • School of Public Health (3 Senate Seats)
  • Reynolds School of Journalism (1 Senate Seat)
  • Division of Health Sciences (1 Senate Seat)

Vote for your ASUN representatives!

ASUN Special Elections will take place March 15-16.

Voting will take place online via Pack Life. A physical polling location will be located in the Center for Student Engagement from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on election days.

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?

Participate 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.

For questions about elections

Contact the Co-Directors of Elections and Democratic Education, Samuel Kahnke ( and Liesel Kemmelmeier (