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ASUH General Elections

The ASUH General Elections take place every April to fill positions for the following school year. Because all ASUH Senate positions are for a one-year term, all positions are up for election during the General Elections.

ASUH Special Elections

The ASUH Special Elections take place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters if there are vacancies in the Senate following the General Elections. Only positions that are vacant are up for election during the Special Elections.

Important Dates

​                      1. Candidate Packets Available (Including RIO Form): Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 8:30 AM                           

                      2. Candidate Application & Candidate Orientation Due: Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

                      3. Candidate List Approval:  Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

                      4. Candidate Nomination Due: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

                      5. Candidate Withdrawal: Email to withdraw Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

                      6. Optional Candidate Bios Due: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

                      7. Elections Start Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

                      8. Elections End Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

                      9. Campaigning End Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

                      10.Elections Appeal DateWednesday, December 7, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

                      11. Campaign Materials Removal Due: Friday, December 9, 2022 @ 11:59 AM

                      12. Spending Reports & Acceptance form due: Friday, December 9, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

                      13. Elections Ratification: Tuesday, Devember 6, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Pre-Elections Schedule

       1.   Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • Candidate Packets available in the ASUH Office CC211A and at

  • Nomination Period Begins   

       2.  Sunday, November 20, 2022

  • Candidate Packets (including RIO Form) due at the ASUH Office (CC211A) at 4:30 PM

  • Candidate Profiles due via form by 4:30 PM

                            4. Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  • Candidate List Posted on bulletin board at 12:00 PM


Elections Schedule

                     1. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 

  • Candidate Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 PM

                              2. Friday, December 2, 2022

  • Online elections begins at 8:00 AM

                              2. Tuesday, December 6, 2022 

  • Campaign period ends at 12:00 PM

  • Elections ends at 12:00 PM

Post-Elections Schedule

                     1. Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  • Unofficial results posted

  • Candidates are notified of the results via email

                               2. Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  • Elections results ratified at the General Senate Meeting at 5:00 PM   

                               3. Wednesday, December 7, 2022​​​

  • Elections appeals deadline at the ASUH Office at 12:00 PM

                                4. Friday, December 9, 2022 

  • Campaign materials must be removed by 12:00 PM

  • Campaign Spending Report due at the ASUH Office at 12:00 PM

  • Accept/Decline Position form due at the ASUH Office by 12:00 PM

Executive Members


Vice President



Senator-at-Large (4)


College Senators

Colleges of Arts and Sciences (16)

Shidler College of Business (2)

College of Engineering (3)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) (1)

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (1)

School of Pacific Asian Studies (1)

College of Education (2)

College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare (1)

School of Architecture (1)

School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology (1)

School of Travel Industry Management (1)

Positions in the Senate

The ASUH is made up of four Executive Officers,  four Senators-at-Large, and 30 college Senators. All of these positions are up for election during the ASUH General Elections.

To run in any of the elections, a candidate must fill out and submit the candidate application form to the ASUH Office. Specific rules and dates are outlined for campaigning in the candidate application packet.

In order to run for Senate, you must meet the following requirements:

   1. Be a full time (12+ credits) classified, undergraduate student at UH Mānoa     

   2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0  

As stated in the candidate application packet, candidates must obtain 25 nomination signatures from students in their college. However, candidates are unable to collect signatures, they may request to be directly nominated on the Senate floor by a current Senate member. To be floor nominated, check off the box indicating your request in your packet. Candidates who receive a floor nomination must still complete the rest of the candidate packet and turn it in by the required deadline.


Candidates who are successful in their election are required to complete an Accept/Decline Form by the required deadline.


All candidates, regardless of their success, must complete a post-election Campaign Spending Report by the required deadline.

How To Run in the ASUH Elections

How to Vote in the ASUH Elections

In order to vote in the ASUH Elections, you must be a full-time (12+ credits), classified, undergraduate student at UH Mānoa. Each eligible voter will receive two ballots: (1) an Executive Ballot to cast votes for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Senators-at-Large, and (2) a College Senator ballot in which one will only be allowed to cast votes in the election pertaining to the college in which they are a part of.


Hereʻs how to get voting!

  1. Check your email for TWO emails from the ASUH (one for each ballot)

  2. Copy the one-time use access code contained in the email to your clipboard

  3. Click on the link to your ballot

  4. When prompted, enter your one-time use access code

  5. Vote for the candidate(s) of your choosing

  6. Click “Submit”

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