Student Council Campaigning

10 Things to Do to Be Elected into STUCO

#1 Fill out an Officer Application and turn it into the main office by 3 p.m., August 31.

        PRINT your name and grade clearly on the application.  STUCO prepares the             ballots from the application; sloppy handwriting increases the possibility of your             name being misspelled on the ballot.

#2 On Tuesday, September 4, check the applications hanging at the end of your grade's hallway and double check that your application is among those posted.  If you turned your application in on time and your application is NOT posted see Ms. Reedy ( in room 508) by the end of the school day.  If you do not, you will NOT be an  official candidate, your name WILL NOT appear on the ballot, and you will have to run a write-in campaign.

#3 Prepare your campaign.  Read and follow the Campaign Information located below.

#4 Campaign for office September 4 - 7.

#5 Plan to attend an optional STUCO meeting on Wednesday, August 29, from 3:15 - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, September 5 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. Once you have turned in your application you are welcome to attend STUCO  meetings.  (All STUCO meeting throughout the school year are held on  Wednesday's from 3:15 - 4 p.m. in room 508)

#6 Vote for your top 10 candidate choices in your grade level, remember to circle your own name.  Voting will take place during Community on September 7.
        

#7 Stop handing out all campaign material by 1st hour on September 7.


#8 Candidates will be informed of the election results at the end of the day on September 7.  The results will be posted on the Savannah R-3 School District Web page after 3 p.m. on September 7.

#9 Have fun and enjoy the experience, win or lose, of running and campaigning for a student government position.

 

Campaign Information

The best campaigning comes from smiling, talking to voters, and asking them for their vote. Campaign materials are great at letting voters know your name will appear on the ballot, but nothing beats walking up to your peers and asking them to vote for you.
Candidates are allowed to post ONE small campaign poster (no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches) on the bulletin board at the end of their grade's hallway.  Turn your poster into Ms. Reedy and she will hang up your poster for you.  Candidates may distribute campaign materials which adhere to the following campaign instructions.
  1. Candidates may not use class time, pride time, or community time to hand out or distribute campaign materials. This is only allowed before and after school, between classes and during lunch.
  2. No food, candy, or gum of any type may be passed out to students.
  3. NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! NO STICKERS! STICKERS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED! 
  4. No posters may be hung on walls, doors, lockers, windows, trash cans, railings, bathroom stalls, ceilings, floors, water fountains, or any other imaginable location. No posters other than the ONE 8 1/2 by 11 size poster allowed on the bulletin board.
  5. Campaign materials MAY NOT BE COMMERCIALLY PURCHASED OR MASS PRODUCED. Materials may be self made digitally with a maximum of 50 copies created.
  6. Campaign information should be informative, decorative, meaningful and logical.
  7. Campaign materials must be hand created by the candidate. Help is allowed.
  8. Campaign materials should not create a mess which provides extra work for our hard working custodians.
  9. Campaign materials should not cause a distraction during classes.
  10. The cost of campaign materials may not exceed $20.

Be creative and have fun; but please be considerate and smart.  If you have questions, feel free to ask Ms. Reedy in person or by email, kreedy@savannahr3.com.

 Campaign violations should be reported to Ms. Reedy as soon as possible.  Campaign violators will be asked to stop distributing their materials immediately.  Should the candidate continue to pass out rule breaking campaign materials after being told to stop, their name will be stricken from the ballot.