At ASGSCU, we have very, very low participation in student government elections. Between 10 and 15 percent of the student body participates in the majority of elections. While a small group of students, typically the friends of the candidates, care very much and avidly campaign, the majority of the school is unaware elections are even happening. We use all forms of media on campus to advertise elections, but still, they never seem to reach student’s radar.
Do other student governments have this same issue? What have you done to address it? Are there any strategies or techniques that have worked well?