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.

EPAC Election Code 2020 Addendum [link will open in a pdf] - Information in Red specifies changes made for virtual campaigning

Information regarding COS and OAC Student Membership: Coming Soon

EPAC Candidate Petition Request Form - Please fill out this form to request an EPAC Candidate Petition to appear on the EPAC Ballot

EPAC Presentation - All candidates are required to watch the EPAC Presentation in lieu of attending the mandatory info sessions

Current Membership

Chair

  • Tahlia Mullen '22

Membership

  • Mychaela Anderson '20
  • Jeffrey Poomkudy '20
  • Maria Smith-Lopez '21
  • Valerie Truong '21
  • Gyan Moorthy '20

Advisor

  • Joe Castelot, Deputy Director of the Collis Center

Election Schedule

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

Thursday, 4/9 – First Question & Answer Session at 12:15 pm EST- via Zoom
Thursday, 4/9 – Second Question & Answer session at 11:45 pm EST- via Zoom
Tuesday, 4/28 – Petitions due by 4:00 pm EST
Saturday, 5/2 – Campaigning begins at 12:01 am EST
Monday, 5/11 – Campaign Expenditure Sheets and Receipts due by 3:00 pm EST to the EPAC e-mail 

Monday, 5/11 – Voting opens at 5:00 pm EST

Tuesday, 5/12 – Election Day - Voting Closes at 5:00 pm EST