Election Process

MSU All Staff Council consists of thirty-three elected members, plus a program coordinator.  Each spring MSUASC will announce open seats for the upcoming year.  Eligible employees may nominate a coworker or themselves.  Employees will have two weeks to make their nominations.  Prior to the election, all nominees will be contacted to confirm their willingness to serve.  A final ballot will be sent out electronically; voters will have one week to cast their vote.  Once elected to MSUASC, council members are appointed to an internal or external committee. For more information, please see our Committees page.  

If a council member is unable to fulfill their two-year term, the Governance Committee will review the ballots from the proceeding election to determine the candidate next in line.  That candidate will be contacted and offered the vacant seat for the remainder of the term.


To be eligible to serve, an individual must be an MSU classified, professional, or contract staff member (non-instructional employee) with an FTE of 0.5 or higher, who has completed their probationary period.  Fixed-term, temporary, and student workers are not eligible to serve.  Supervisor approval is required.  For more information on the terms, requirements, and estimated time commitments please see the MSUASC Operating Agreement.  

Voting Procedure

Staff will be provided two weeks to make nominations. Each nominee will be contacted to confirm their willingness to serve on the council.  Voting is open for one week. Each staff member will receive an email with a link to the ballot. Elected candidates will be to announced to the MSU staff community via email and MSU Today.  

Nominations will be accepted April 25, 2022 through May 20, 2022

Ballots will be accepted May 23, 2022 through May 27, 2022.    

Tie-breaker ballots will be accepted June 2, 2022 through June 9, 2022.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the program coordinator at (406) 994-4361 or [email protected].


Please click the button below to make a nomination: 


Please click the button below to cast your vote:  


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