Welcome to the Candidate Matrix


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About the Elections

On March 16-18, student voters will decide who will represent them in Student Council, SSFC, and as Senior Class Officers. The election is conducted electronically using an online ballot.

  • Student Council 29 seats

    Student Council is ASM's legislative body and serves as the official student voice on any important issues which affect UW students. Each Spring, students from different colleges run to be elected to the ASM Student Council. Twenty-nine of the thirty-three council representatives are elected in the Spring: 1 School of Business, 2 CALS/Veterinary Medicine, 1 School of Education, 2 College of Engineering, 6 Graduate School, 2 School of Human Ecology/Pharmacy/Nursing, 12 College of Letters and Sciences, 1 School of Law, 1 School of Medicine and Public Health, and 1 Special Student.

  • SSFC6 seats

    SSFC stands for Student Services Finance Committee - this is the group that oversees student fees, which are the main source of support for student organizations and activities. All students can vote to elect SSFC members.

  • Senior Class Officer Positions4 seats

    The Senior Class President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary are listed on the Spring ballot but are not a part of the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). These positions advise administration on commencement activities.

About the Matrix

This candidate matrix is intended to give students as much information as possible about candidates running in the election. The first edition was created for Spring 2008 elections, and it has been available for each election since.

  • For Students

    You can view candidates' statements by choosing a ballot using the selector in the top right. This will pull up a table showing four candidates at a time. You can see the information on a single page by clicking a candidate's picture.

  • For Press

    The data in this matrix is public information and you have permission to use it in news articles, feature stories, and opinion pieces. (In fact, we encourage you to do so.) You may also use the images on this site in print and web publications.

About the Associated Students of Madison

ASM is the official student government of the University of Wisconsin and advocates for student issues and concerns at the campus, state, and national levels. Even if you're not running in the election, you can still get involved in ASM through volunteer opportunities, internships, (appointed) official positions, and staff employment. Learn more about us by visiting our website.

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