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Campaign Guidelines

Campaign Guidelines

  • Any violation to the campaign guidelines will result in disqualification.
  • No campaigning is allowed prior to or outside assigned campaign area at the State Conference Voting Delegate Session.
  • Campaign material allowed only in the voting delegate session area during the designated time.
  • Each candidate will draw for a campaign space in the designated campaign area.  In this space, the candidate or their campaign manager, will setup a self-supporting bulletin board that is no larger the 3’ x 2’.  The candidate is responsible for providing the board and an easel.  NOTE: Campaigning is only allowed in this assigned area.
  • Candidates and/or their managers will be allowed 30 minutes to setup their campaign display and other materials.  No tables will be provided.
  • During the delegate session, the candidate and their manager – only – are allowed to distribute campaign materials.
  • A maximum of $75.00 (purchased, donated, or borrowed) may be spent on the entire campaign.  This amount also includes the materials used on the bulletin board, but not the board itself.  The fair market value of all donated materials must be included in the $75.00 (excluding the cost of the board).
  • No unwrapped candy or gum will be allowed.
  • A letter signed by the local school administrator containing an itemized list of all campaign expenses must be supplied to the chairperson of the voting delegate session.  This letter shall be given to the chairperson no later than 15 minutes before the beginning of the voting delegate session.
  • A 30 minute “Meet the Candidate” reception will be held during the session.  Voting delegates will use this time to visit with either the candidate and/or the campaign manager.
  • At the end of this reception, all candidates must report to the holding area.
  • Campaign speeches shall be limited to 2 minutes.
  • Candidate response to a problematic question will take place immediately after each candidate’s campaign speech.
  • Problematic question responses shall be limited to 1 minute.
  • A campaign committee will assist with the delegate session.
  • Props are allowed during the candidate’s speech if it fits in their pocket
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