Elections Planning and Advisory Committee

The Elections Planning and Advisory Committee (EPAC) is a student-run committee formed at the start of each winter term to oversee the campus-wide general election process for spring term.

About the EPAC

The EPAC believes and supports the philosophy that an open, fair, and well-organized election process plays an essential part in strengthening our community and student governance at Dartmouth College. We strive to administer each election with the Principle of Community and this philosophy in mind.

Each year the EPAC is responsible for ensuring a fair election by justly enforcing the provisions set forth in the General Election Code.

  • We set a specific timeline for all official election events.
  • We publicize the election and the process for becoming a candidate.
  • We inform candidates of the election rules and guidelines during mandatory information sessions.
  • We rule on all campaign-related matters (including alleged campaign violations and clarifications to the General Election Code).
  • We verify and publicize the results of the campus-wide election.

Contact: Elections.Planning.and.Advisory.Committee@dartmouth.edu

Important Information

Getting Started

All candidates wishing to appear on the ballot must fill out the Intent to Run Form, read the 2023 Election Code, and attend the Candidate and Election Q&A Session on April 15th at 3:00 pm EDT. Some positions may also require a petition with specific signature requirements, as stipulated in the code. 

2023 Election Code: {Link opens PDF}-These are the election rules! Please read them and ask us any questions to ensure a fair election process. 

Intent to Run Form: {Link opens Dartmouth Groups form}- This form lets us know you wish to appear on the ballot! Intent to Run Form closes on April 13th at 4:00 pm EDT.

Candidate Petition: {Link opens PDF}- Certain positions require candidates to collect signatures to appear on the ballot! Candidates can print a copy using the Candidate Petition link or contact EPAC to receive a virtual petition to capture signatures remotely. Please check the current Election Code for signature requirements for each position. Petitions due on April 14th at 4:00 pm EDT.

Candidate Expenditure Sheet: {Link opens PDF}- This form is required for anyone spending money on their campaign! Candidate Expenditure Sheet and Receipts due date is April 24th at 1:00 pm EDT via the EPAC Email (Elections.Planning.and.Advisory.Committee@Dartmouth.edu)

Election Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change before the beginning of the campaign period.

Monday, 3/27– Intent to Run Form opens, and Petitioning starts at 9:00 am EDT

Friday, 3/31- Position Specific Question & Answer session 4:00 pm EDT in Studio Sudikoff (Zoom Option)
Thursday, 4/6- Position Specific Question & Answer session 4:00 pm EDT in Studio Sudikoff (Zoom link to come!)

Thursday, 4/13 – Intent to Run Form closes at 4:00 pm EDT
Friday, 4/14 – Petitions due by 4:00 pm EDT
***Saturday, 4/15 – Candidate and Election Question & Answer session 3:00 pm EDT (Zoom Option) MANDATORY TO APPEAR ON THE BALLOT***
Sunday, 4/16 – Campaigning begins at 12:01 am EDT

Monday, 4/24 – Campaign Expenditure Sheets and Receipts due by 1:00 pm EDT to the EPAC e-mail
Monday, 4/24 – Voting opens at 5:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, 4/25 – Election Day - Voting Closes at 5:00 pm EDT


Current Membership


  • Will Elliott, '25


  • Kyle Mullins, '22 
  • Zipporah Abraham Paiss '23
  • Kate Pimentel, '25
  • Michael Zhang, '25
  • Sabrina Chu, '26
  • Meghan Goyal, '26


  • Joe Castelot, Director of the Collis Student Center