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ASCC Elections

The Associated Student of Cerritos College holds elections twice a year. In fall elections are open for those interested in running for one of the 26 Senator seats within our student Senate. In spring elections are held for those interested in becoming ASCC President, Vice President, and/or Cerritos College Student Trustee. 

Fall 2021 Senator Elections

Eligibility Requirements for Candidates:

  • A minimum of a 2.00 Cumulative GPA
    • Freshman eligible to apply based on self-reported HS GPA
  • Be currently enrolled in 5 or more units at Cerritos College
  • Paid current semester CCSA (Cerritos College Student Activities) fee
  • Be in good standing student (not on disciplinary probation/suspension)

Candidate Application Opens: Monday, August 02, 2021

An application must be submitted by Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 11:45 pm to have your name appear on the ballot.

If you are interested in ASCC and would still like additional information, please email us at ASCC@cerritos.edu.

Senator Application - Apply Today!

Steps to voting through Canvas:

1. Please visit the ASCC Fall 2021 Elections link, to submit a vote.

2. Log into CANVAS with your student ID and password. You will be prompted to accept the course, click yes and you will be able to access the ballot. 

3. Once you accept the course, read the instructions and select QUIZZES from the left side navigation menu and take the SURVEY. 

4.Follow each step until you submit the quiz. Please do no unenroll from the course until Sunday. 

Note:  

Only votes from current Cerritos College students who have paid the Fall 2021 Cerritos College Student Activities fee will be count.

The write-in candidate field is only for those not on the ballot. 

Ballot Measure for Fall 2021 Elections 

Information on the ballot measure included in the Fall 2021 ASCC Elections. 

Current ASCC Constitution

nProposed Amendments to ASCC Constitutio - to be voted on Sept 15 and Sept 16

Ballot Measure: Constitutional Amendments

Shall the Associated Students of Cerritos College include the proposed amendments under Article IV Amendments,Section I Office Oath thru Section IIV Voting Procedure Regarding a Presidential Vice President Nomination or not include the proposed amendments to the current constitution?

A "yes" vote will result in including the proposed amendments on the ASCC Constitution and a "no" vote will result in excluding the proposed amendment on the ASCC Constitution.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT I (FOR VOTE FALL 2021)
 
Section I—Officer Oath
Any officer of the Associated Students shall take the following Oath or Affirmation before beginning their Service: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the Associated Students against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

 
Section II—Chief Justice Oath
The Chief Justice of the Associated Students Court shall take the following Oath or Affirmation before beginning their Service: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the all diverse students, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the  duties incumbent upon me as Chief Justice under the Constitution and laws of the Associated Students of Cerritos College; and that I will support and defend the Constitution of thereof against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; protect the rights of the students; their welfare and special interest; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

 
Section III—Associate Justice Oath
Associate Justices of the Associated Students Court shall take the following Oath of Affirmation before beginning their service: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the Associated Students against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

 
Section IV—Words Denoting Gender
Any masculine or feminine gendered language used in this document is hereby abrogated. Any pronouns used in this document shall be substituted with gender-neutral pronouns.

 
Section V—Post-Meeting Published Materials
Any use of the word Journals, especially in regard to post-meeting published materials, shall be referred to as “minutes”.


Section VI—Repeal of Article I, Section 11, Subsection 4
Subsection 4 of Section 11 of Article 1 of the Associated Students Constitution is hereby repealed.

Section VII—Voting Procedure Regarding a Presidential Vice President Nomination
Subsection 4 of Section 6 of Article 2 of the Associated Students Constitution is hereby repealed and replaced with the following text: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President, who shall take office upon confirmation by a two-thirds vote of the Senate

ASCC Information Session

This session is designed to inform students about ASCC election processes, positions, and responsibilities.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Link to Info Session

Candidate Orientation

Once the candidate submits an application and meets all eligibility requirements, the candidate must attend this orientation to learn more about the election process, campaigning regulations and meet the other candidates.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. 

Zoom link to candidate orientation 

Campaign Period

This is the designated timeframe when ASCC candidates can promote their candidacy via social media, online, or in print.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 - Thursday, September 16, 2021 

Election Dates

Students may vote in the 2021-2022 ASCC Elections starting Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 12:00, am through Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Voting will take place through Canvas. The link will also be made available on this website.

ASCC Fall elections link

Ballot Numbers and Candidiate Names

Ballot Number

1

3

4

6

7

8

9

10

11

Ballot Name

Benjamin Khemthong

Steven Ortega

Teia Poblete

Maddie Criollo

Issa Dominguez

Janvi Lola

Shrutika Rimal

Afsana Alamgir

David Cao

Ballot Measure: Constitutional Amendments

16 – YES

 Incoming Senators 

Benjamin Khemthong

Steven Ortega

Teia Poblete

Maddie Criollo

Issa Dominguez

Janvi Lola

Shrutika Rimal

Afsana Alamgir

David Cao 

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