Electioneering at Texas State University
Freedom of speech and assembly are essential to intellectual development. As an institution of higher learning, Texas State University affirms its commitment to the free expression of ideas as embodied in the constitution of the United States of America; however, these freedoms are subject to reasonable restrictions, so they do not interfere with the essential functions of the university.
The LBJ Student Center will serve as the polling location for the May 7, 2022 Constitutional Amendment and Local Political Subdivision Election. Early voting will take place April 25 - May 3, 2022 and Election Day is on May 7, 2022. Voting will take place in LBJSC 3-21.3.
Texas State University, as an institution of higher learning, welcomes and encourages the free exchange of ideals. The policies below are a way for the university to ensure that the free exchange can exist in tandem with the essential functions of the university. We want to ensure the safety of our students as well as our visitors.
Please carefully review the contents of this webpage, as it will define the locations for electioneering, ways that individuals can electioneer on campus, and how to register to electioneer on campus.
Information for Voters
For those voting on campus, parking is located in the LBJ Student Center parking garage. Parking will be validated only for those voting. You will receive your parking validation from the poll workers.
Polls will be open at on the following days at the following times at the LBJ Student Center:
Monday, April 25 — Friday, April 29 | 8 am — 5 pm
Saturday, April 30 | 10 am — 2 pm
Monday, May 2 — Tuesday, May 3 | 8 am — 5 pm
Saturday, May 7 (Election Day) | 7 am – 7 pm
The LBJ Student Center will serve as the polling location for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary election. Voting will take place in room 3-21.3. Voters will enter the building to vote from the entrance located off of Gaillardia St. between the LBJ Student Center Parking Garage and Encino Hall (pictured below with blue arrow).
To electioneer on the Texas State University campus, the Department of Student Involvement recommends individuals fill out the Electioneering Request Form and submit to the Department of Student Involvement front desk of the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center. All forms must be printed and submitted in person.
All electioneering request forms for the 2022 election cycle must be submitted 2 business days before the requested date (weekends/university closures due to holidays excluded). You can access the form below.
During the time a polling place is open for voting, a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building where voting is taking place. Individuals cannot advertise by signs, personal belongings, or hold political meetings in the LBJ Student Center during the voting period (Election Code § 85.036). Please be aware that individuals who do not adhere to these guidelines will be asked to leave university property.
The areas where electioneering is not permitted is notated on the map below in red circles. During the voting period, these areas will be marked with signage stating that electioneering may not take place in these areas.
The Department of Student Involvement designates one or more places near the polling place where people may place signs for or against any candidate, measure, or political party. As provided in state law (Election Code § 62.013), these signs must be at least 100 feet from the outside door through which a voter may enter a building in which a polling place is located. In order to accommodate all signage, the Department of Student Involvement may limit the number of signs that may be placed in the designated areas by electioneers to allow adequate space for all who would like to post signs.
The Department of Student Involvement has designated the following spaces as electioneering sites for polling at the LBJ Student Center. Each section will describe the type of electioneering (human signs, yard signs and self supporting signs, and tabling) allowed in each space and will include a map notating where each type of electioneering may take place, marked with a colored circle.
Those who chose to not adhere to these policies may be asked to leave university property.
Yard signs are signs that stake into the ground with metal H-frames.
These signs will be allowed in the following spaces: LBJ Mall, Quad, and Bobcat Trail. Below are maps with posting locations notated with blue circles.
Signs with large stakes are not permitted on campus. Signs affixed to poles, sticks, or other handles are not permitted on campus. Signs that do not adhere to the policy as listed in UPPS (07.04.02) will be removed and the owner will be contacted.
Tabling consists of individuals campaigning for a particular candidate, measure, or political party from a stationary location that may consist of a table, chairs, and/or a tent.
Tables may be no larger than 6ft in length. Each table setup may have no more than 2 chairs. Tents may be no larger than 10ft by 10ft.
The tabling locations are located in the LBJ Mall and Quad spaces (notated on the maps below in green circles).