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Running for Student Government

Student Government elections are held in the Spring and Fall of each year. These officers serve on a one-year term or until the full senate election in the spring (whichever comes first). 

To qualify to run in the elections, a student must fill out the application and come to the following meetings listed below in Step 4.


Come visit the Student Government Office virtually during our virtual office hours, contact us by email,  contact us by phone 603-645-9694, Twitter, or Facebook.


Time Requirements for the Position:

- View a full list of important dates below:

- Being available for Senate Meetings held every other Tuesday at 5 pm-7 pm held on RingCentral during the fall semester. 

- Being available to serve on committees, one held on the opposite Tuesday of Senate meetings at 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m, and one that meets depending on availability.

- Being available to assist with events and projects on campus during the academic year.

- Being available to attend retreats and events as scheduled (with proper notice).

Current Open Positions: 

  • Executive Vice President of Internal Affairs (1 Vacancy) 

  • Vice President of External Affairs (1 Vacancy)

  • Senator (20 Vacancies) 


Step 1:
Review the Constitution.

Review the Student Government Constitution to ensure you are eligible to seek election and that you understand the election process and the responsibilities held by each position. This includes GPA requirements (2.5 for Senators, 2.75 for Executive Board Members/graduate students), judicial history, full-time students, and all students who have paid their student activity fee. 



Step 2:
Complete the Written Application.

This application should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please be advised that you will be asked to submit information about your campus involvement and why you are fit to represent the student body. The information entered will be used for official election documents and may be posted both online and around campus.







Applications open August 31st, 2020 for the fall elections. Check back soon :) 



Step 3:
Mark your calendar.

In addition to the application, we want to ensure that candidates are aware of mandatory meetings/events they will be required to attend as part of the application process and if elected. These are as follows: 


  • Monday 8/31/2020: Applications Open [Online]

  • Friday 9/25/2020: Applications Due at 12:00 pm (Noon Time) [Online]

  • Monday 9/28/2020: Candidate Meeting at 5 pm [RingCentral]

  • Tuesday 9/29/2020: Election Ballots Open at 12:00 am [SNHU Email]

  • Wednesday 9/30/2020: Election Ballots Close at 12:00 am [SNHU Email]

  • Friday 10/1/2020: Fall Election Results Released at 12:00 pm (Noon Time ) [Online]

  • Monday 10/5/2020: New Member Orientation at 5 pm [RingCentral]

  • Tuesday 10/6/2020: Senate Inductions / Senate Meeting at 5 pm [RingCentral]

    • This meeting will also be live on Facebook for the public to attend.  



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