Bakersfield College

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File for Elections

File for Elections Beginning March 1, 2022

Enclosed in the Candidate packet you will find information that is vital to running for an elected office. Please read this packet, the BCSGA Constitution, and the Codes of the Bakersfield Renegade Association (COBRA) carefully. You will be held responsible for the information contained within all of these documents. Also, remember that as a candidate you are responsible for the actions of anyone campaigning on your behalf, so make sure that all of your campaign staff is familiar with this information. Please note that this packet does not discuss all aspects of the Elections Code. You are responsible for obtaining and understanding the BCSGA Elections Code.

Should you have questions regarding this material or the elections process, ask before the campaigning begins. During the entire elections process, the BCSGA Elections Chair (BCSGA Advisor) should remain your only source for clarification of questions, issues, concerns, etc. The Bakersfield College Assistant Director of Student Life is deemed as the BCSGA Advisor.

All application materials must be emailed electronically to the Office of Student Life at studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu. Once the Office of Student Life has received your information, you will receive a confirmation email. The BCSGA Elections Commission and the Assistant Director of Student Life reserve the right to alter the 2022 BCSGA Elections Candidate Packet as necessary. For any questions, contact the Assistant Director of Student Life at studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

  1. BCSGA Elections Candidate Packet
  2. BCSGA Elections Code - COBRA Chapter VI
  3. BCSGA Elections Filing Form
  4. Nominate a Student for BCSGA

Mandatory Candidate Meeting Workshop

For 2022, we will be offering 6 Zoom and 6 In-Person Meetings. *Each In-Person Meeting will also have a Zoom Option*. Candidates only need to attend ONE. The Zoom link for each of these meetings is cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
  1. March 2nd @ Noon
  2. March 3rd @ 7pm – ZOOM ONLY
  3. March 7th @ 6pm – ZOOM ONLY
  4. March 8th @ Noon
  5. March 9th @ 6pm – ZOOM ONLY
  6. March 10th @ 4pm – ZOOM ONLY
  7. March 11th @ 10am
  8. March 14th @ 8pm – ZOOM ONLY
  9. March 15th @ 7pm – ZOOM ONLY
  10. March 16th @ 9am
  11. March 17th @ Noon
  12. March 18th @ 9am

Requirements for an Elected Officer

According to California Ed Code 76061, a student who is elected to serve as an officer in the student government of a community college shall meet both of the following requirements:

  1. The student shall be enrolled in the community college at the time of the election, and throughout his or her term, with a minimum of five-semester units, or it's equivalent.
  2. The student shall meet and maintain the minimum standards of scholarship prescribed for community college students by the community college district.

Filing Eligibility

  1. Each candidate must have a cumulative Bakersfield College GPA of at least (2.0).
  2. All candidates declared ineligible to run shall be notified by the BCSGA Advisor.
  3. Any candidate on disciplinary, academic, or social probation will not be eligible for candidacy unless otherwise permitted by the Assistant Director of Student Life or Dean of Students.
  4. All candidates may hold office for a maximum of four semesters (fall and spring).
  5. No candidate shall serve on the Elections Committee.
  6. Candidates may only file for one office at a time.

Timeline

The following is the timeline for the Spring 2022 elections:

Date Description Time Location
Tues. 3/1/22 Filing for BCSGA Office Opens 8:00 a.m. File Online
Wed., 3/2/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) Noon BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Thurs., 3/3/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 7:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Mon., 3/7/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 6:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Tues., 3/8/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) Noon BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Wed., 3/9/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 6:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Thurs., 3/10/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 4:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Fri., 3/11/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 10:00 a.m. BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Mon., 3/14/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 8:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Tues., 3/15/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 7:00 p.m. ZOOM ONLY - cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Wed, 3/16/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 9:00 a.m. BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Thurs, 3/17/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) Noon BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Fri, 3/18/22 Candidate Mtg. (Need to attend one) 9:00 a.m. BCSGA Boardroom, Campus Center OR cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95159436649
Fri, 3/18/22 Filing for BCSGA Office Closes Noon File Online
Mon., 3/21/22 Campaigning Commences 8:00 a.m. Candidates must receive a notification from the Assistant Director of Student Life or their delegate before commencing campaigning
Wed., 3/23/22 Senator Debates 11:30 a.m.
Wed, 3/30/22 Executive Office Debates 11:30 a.m.
Wed., 3/30/22 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline 5:00 p.m. Email BCSGA Advisor
Mon., 4/4/22 Elections Budgets Forms Due 5:00 p.m. Email BCSGA Advisor
Mon., 4/4/22 General Elections Opens 8:00 a.m. Online via InsideBC
Tues., 4/5/22 General Elections Online via InsideBC
Wed., 4/6/22 General Elections Online via InsideBC
Thurs., 4/7/22 General Elections Close 4:00 p.m. Online via InsideBC
Thurs., 4/7/22 BCSGA Elections Results Reception 5:00 p.m. Zoom Results Reception
Thurs., 4/28/22 BCSGA Student Recognition Awards 6:00 p.m. Zoom Recognition Awards
Fri., 5/7/22 BCSGA Transition Ceremonies 9:00 a.m. Renegade Ballroom, Campus Center