Nomination and Voting Processes

Both the nomination process and election voting are run through the same ballot system 


Nominations: To nominate a colleague (or yourself), you must first identify that colleague’s GVSU email address. Once you log in to the nomination form, type that faculty member’s GVSU username into the box associated with the particular committee/position and submit. 


Accepting a nomination:  If you self-nominated, you will get an automatic email with a link to the acceptance form. Please provide a ballot statement. Remember, with 450+ faculty members in CLAS, it is important to give people a reason why they should vote for you.  CLAS elections involve approval voting where faculty are asked to vote for everyone they think can ‘do the job’ of the committee. 


Voting: As mentioned above, CLAS elections involve approval voting.  Faculty vote for everyone they think can ‘do the job’ of the committee. If there are 5 people running for 2 seats on a committee and all of them (based upon the text they uploaded about why they are accepting the nomination) appear capable of embracing the work of the committee, then you may vote for all 5.  Once voting is open, click on the Ballot link and vote by clicking on the box beside the nominee’s name.  Please be sure you have the time to look at every committee as voting can take some time to go through the entire ballot.




If you run into problems with nominations or voting, please contact Sally Ross, chair of CLAS Faculty Council.

Return to the CLAS Faculty Governance and Elections webpage (for TT faculty).  This page contains a link to the ballot.


Return to the CLAS Affiliate Faculty Election webpage.  This page contains a link to the ballot.


Learn more about the history of CLAS Committees

Page last modified December 5, 2022