Election 2019


Voting in the Staff Senate Election will begin July 8, 2019 and end on July 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. Ballots will be distributed to constituents’ email inbox. Each ballot can be complete only once. Good luck to everyone running in the election!

In addition to voting for our new senate roster, constituents are asked to provide their feedback on a proposal to open the university on Labor Day in exchange for a full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. James Madison University currently operates under this academic schedule. In this proposal, classes would be held on both Labor Day and Columbus Day instead of the Monday and Tuesday during the week of Thanksgiving. While staff would be asked to work on Labor Day, they would gain an additional day off as the university is currently open on Columbus Day (but no classes are held). This proposed schedule would not interfere with the winter break in December/January. Please note that the Staff Senate has not taken a formal vote on this proposal. We are gathering this information to better understand the views of our constituents. We greatly appreciate your feedback on this proposal.

SaveVoting FAQ’s:

Q:  Can I leave and return to the ballot?

A:  The ballot is only one page.  You may leave and return to the ballot as long as you do not submit the ballot.  Your progress or selections should automatically save as long as you return to the ballot on the same device or computer.


Q:  Can I vote for only senator candidates on my campus?

A:  No, you can vote for all campus representatives.


Q:  Is the survey optional?

A:  Yes, the survey is at the end of the ballot and is optional.  You may elect to answer one or all of the questions.  The survey is meant for the Senate to gather information to serve you better. You may scroll past the survey and choose to continue  (the >> button) and submit your ballot.


Q:  How will I know that my ballot has been submitted?

A:  Once you select continue (the >> button), you will be taken to a page that confirms your ballot has been submitted. The following message, “Thank you for taking time to complete the 2018 Staff Senate Election Ballot. Your vote has been recorded.” confirms your ballot has been submitted and your vote has been recorded.


Q:  If I made an error on the ballot, can I re-submit a new ballot?

A:  Please contact staffsenate@gmu.edu.  You can re-submit a ballot.


If you have further questions, please contact staffsenate@gmu.edu.