Any student currently enrolled at The University of Alabama may vote in Homecoming elections. The Election will occur the Tuesday before the Homecoming Game. Students may vote by logging into their myBama accounts and clicking the voting icon on the website. The voting period will officially begin at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. There will be no extensions of the voting period. No write-in ballots for Homecoming Queen candidates will be accepted. The winner of the Homecoming Election will be the candidate who received the most votes. There will be no run-off election.
The winner of the Homecoming Queen election will be declared at the Homecoming Pep-Rally and Bonfire on the eve of the Homecoming Game based on the vote conducted during the elections process. The Homecoming Queen will be formally crowned as the UA Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Homecoming Game.
The Elections Review and Dispute Panel shall consist of seven members of the Homecoming Steering and Advisory Committee. These seven members should be comprised of two faculty/staff, three students and two alumni members, with appointment consideration given to differing perspectives being represented. At least five of these seven members of the panel must be present at any dispute review.
Official violations must be submitted via the electronic Elections Complaints/Violations Form. In the preliminary round, appeals complaints may only be submitted by a candidate. For the elections process, any UA student may submit a Complaint/Violations Form. Anonymous complaints will not be reviewed or accepted.
The electronic form will request the following required information:
Complaints must be submitted according to the following timeline:
The Elections Review and Dispute Panel will be available to meet during the following periods, when any filed disputes will be handled. All announcements regarding review would be disseminated at the conclusion of their review during the windows below or no less than six hours before the announcement of winners of any portion of the process.
Points may be awarded for minimal or minor violations that do not appear to affect the election. However, an accumulation of 15+ violation points of any kind (minimal, intermediate, major or minor) will result in disqualification. Points will be determined by a majority vote of the Elections Review & Dispute Panel. That panel may review each request independently with the information provided or request additional information from parties involved via email, in person, or by Zoom or phone discussion.
One (1) point per infraction. Examples include, but may not be limited to:
Three (3) points per infraction. Examples include, but may not be limited to:
Six (6) points per infraction. Examples include, but may not be limited to:
Nine (9) points per infraction. Examples include, but may not be limited to:
An accumulation of 15+ points of any kind
Decisions made by Elections Review and Dispute Panel are final. Appeals will not be granted.
Any amendments to this process may be made by the Vice President for Student Life. If a student wishes to alter the document, they may submit suggestions in writing to the VP for Student Life for review by the Homecoming Steering and Advisory Committee for feedback, which is ultimately at the discretion of the VP for Student Life.