Elections

2019 STAFF SENATE ELECTION GUIDELINES
Term: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022

               

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the Staff Senate you must be a regular, full time staff member (FTE of 0.75 or greater).

REQUIREMENTS OF SENATORS (3 Year Term)

  • Monthly Senate Meeting (2nd Thursday of each month)
  • Monthly Committee Meeting (as needed by your assigned committee)
  • Participation in other various events based on availability

NOMINATIONS
The nomination period runs from April 1-26, 2019.  All prospective candidates must self-nominate by completing the online nomination formNominations must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. EST on April 26, 2019.

CAMPAIGNING
You may begin to campaign for office following an e-mail verification of eligibility from the Staff Senate confirming receipt of all required materials. Platform statements will be available on the Staff Senate Website beginning May 6, 2019.  

TIMELINE

  • Nomination Period – April 1-26, 2019
  • Elections – May 6-24, 2019
  • Election Results – Announced via UKNow June 3, 2019  

2019 STAFF REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION
Term: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022

         

ELIGIBILITY & TERM
The Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees serves a three-year term. To be eligible to run and serve as Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees, one must be a regular, full time, 1.0 FTE staff member with no relatives working at the University of Kentucky and have served for at least one year of continuous employment at the University.

NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS
The nomination period runs April 4-18. Each prospective candidate must submit a completed nomination form (download by clicking "Nomination Form" button above) by 6 PM ET/5PM CT on April 18 to qualify to run. A signed statement from the supervisor, including approval to allow the employee to stand for election and allowance of sufficient time away from normal work duties (approximately 25%) to perform Staff Trustee duties, if elected, must accompany the form. The department of the elected candidate will be compensated for time spent on Trustee business. The petition must contain at least 25 signatures of regular staff with an FTE greater than or equal to .75. Candidates may not sign their own petitions. Each candidate must also submit a platform statement of no more than 250 words, including his/her function within the university and goals. Return completed documents to 203D Main Building or email to Denee.Wilson@uky.edu.

CAMPAIGNING
You may begin to campaign following an e-mail verification of eligibility from the Staff Senate confirming receipt of all required materials. Platform statements will be available on the Staff Senate Website beginning May 6, 2019.  

TIMELINE

  • Nomination Period – April 4-18, 2019
  • Campaign Period – May 6-24, 2019
  • Candidate Debate at Staff Senate Meeting – May 9, 2019
  • Elections – May 10-24, 2019
  • Election Results – Announced via UKNow June 3, 2019