Get Ready for Spring 2022 ASM Elections: March 28-29

UW–Madison student voters will decide who will represent them on the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Student Council and the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) from March 28–30. By casting your vote in the spring 2022 ASM election, you take an active role in the future of our university and influence important decisions impacting student life. Every vote matters.

“Student participation is the foundation of representative governance, particularly in ASM,” says Spencer Johnson, chair of the ASM Student Election Commission (SEC). Voting in the elections for Student Council and the Student Services Finance Committee is just one way for the student body to have their voices heard in campus affairs on issues that affect their everyday lives. While the act of voting only takes a minute, its impact can be incredibly powerful.”

The ASM Student Council is UW–Madison’s legislative student body and serves as the official student voice on issues that affect students. Candidates from different each major school and college run for representation on the 33-seat ASM Student Council. ASM’s SSFC oversees the allocation of student fees, which are the main source of support for student organizations and activities. 

Together, these elected students strive to represent the needs and interests of over 43,000 Badgers, provide several student services, and allocate approximately $50 million in segregated university fees each academic year.     

Visit the Candidate Matrix to get to know your ASM candidates before you vote in the spring 2022 election. Make your voice heard, Badgers!

How To Vote

Beginning March 28 at 8 a.m. through March 30 at 5 p.m., UW–Madison students can fill out their spring 2022 online ballot.

Voter Eligibility

Any UW–Madison student who is enrolled at the time of the ASM elections is able to vote. Unlike the local spring elections for Madison and Dane County positions, there are no registration, citizenship, or residency requirements for the ASM student elections. All UW–Madison students are eligible to vote. Students vote for Student Council representatives based on their college/school status. For example, students in the College of Engineering vote for students within that college. Every student is eligible to vote for Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) seats.

More Questions? 

Additional information about the ASM can be found on their webpage

Keep in mind you can also get involved in the ASM through volunteer opportunities, internships, appointed official positions, and staff employment.  Learn more about ways to participate at