Once a year, Stanford students get to vote for the issues and candidates that will serve their interests. There are three ways in which the student population can use elections to impact student life and policies on campus:
- Elect student leaders;
- Pass popular legislation items, including initiatives and advisory referenda;
- Approve special funding and annual grants for student groups and initiatives.
This section details how students can run for office, propose legislation, and get their annual grants applications on the ballot through the ASSU's petitions process.