Election Planning & Advisory Committee

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      Our Mission

The Election Planning and Advisory Committee (EPAC) is a student-run committee formed each year  to oversee campus-wide elections. 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 Principles of Community and this philosophy in mind.

Who We Are

What We Do


  • Maria Smith-Lopez '21

Voting Members

  • John Brady '19

  • Michelle Wang '19

  • Devon Riley ‘20

  • Valerie Truong '21

  • Zherong “Ryan” Zhang ‘22

  • Tahlia Mullen ‘22


  • Steven King, Program Director, Office of Student Life

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.


Important Documents

Election Schedule 2019

The following schedule is subject to change prior to the beginning of the campaign period:

  • Monday, 3/25 – Second Informational Meeting at 7:30PMCollis 101

  • Wednesday, 3/27 – Third Informational Meeting at 4:30PMCollis 101

  • Wednesday, 4/3 – Petitions due at 4:00PM to Collis 303 

  • Monday, 4/8 – Campaigning begins at 12:01AM

  • Monday, 4/15 – Debates at 7:30PM, Dartmouth 105 - Voting opens at 8:00PM

  • Tuesday, 4/16 – Election Day - Voting closes at 8:00PM

  • Thursday, 4/18 – Campaign Expenditure Sheets and receipts due at 4:00PM to Collis 303