Student Elections

Student Council is comprised of 33 elected representatives and is chiefly responsible for exercising the legislative powers and duties of shared governance as stipulated by Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5). Student Council Representatives serve their constituents through student advocacy and by reviewing and recommending changes to campus policy pertaining to student life, services, and interests. Students vote for Student Council representatives based on their college/school status. For example, students in the College of Engineering vote for students within that college.

The Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) is made up of UW students whose task is to make recommendations to ASM Student Council on the allocation of over $50 million in segregated fees. SSFC provides substantial (typically $20,000 and upward) funding to organizations that provide a non-academic but educational service to the UW-Madison student body. Every student is eligible to vote for Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) Seats.

For questions, contact the SEC Chair at

Spring 2023 Election Dates

  • Petitions for Referenda, Initiatives and/or Recalls – Petitions for Referenda, Initiatives, or Recalls must be submitted to the ASM Office before 12:00 noon CST on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
  • Candidate Declaration Forms – Candidate Declaration Forms will be available at 9:00AM on Friday, February 3, 2023 and must be submitted electronically to the SEC Chair before 12:00 noon CST on Friday, February 24, 2023.
  • Candidate Information Session – For the Elections in the Spring of 2023, the Candidate Information Session shall be held at 6:00PM CST on Monday, February 27, 2023.
  • Voting Period – For the Elections in the Spring of 2023, the voting period shall begin at 8:00AM CST on Monday, March 27, 2023, and shall end at 5:00PM CST on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

If you would like to read more information about the ASM student elections, and view past election results, please visit the ASM KnowledgeBase: