The next elections will be held from 06 to 08 December 2022.
Whom can I vote for?
The question is easy to answer: students from our student faculty!
Five different committees must be newly staffed with student members: the faculty student council, the senate, the extended senate, the faculty council and the divisional council. Students sit on each of these bodies, representing student interests and helping to determine the future of the university, faculties and courses of study.
For more info on the committees, see the “What do I vote for?” section further down this page.
Enjoy browsing and have a good choice!
Why should I vote?
Because elections are basically a good opportunity to influence and shape things.
Students can contribute their experience and observations from a very large crowd. Your interests are not represented – as in the Bundestag – by political parties vying for voters’ favor, but by individual volunteers who decide together. That is why it is important that you vote. Only through a high voter turnout can we show that our students are behind us. This significantly increases the power of our arguments!
When and where do I vote?
The university elections 2022 will – unlike the last years – not take place as a pure postal vote. From 06 to 08 December you can vote in the foyer of POT/13 in front of the FSR office:
- 06.12.2022: 09:00 am – 6:30 pm
- 07.12.2022: 09:00 am – 6:30 pm
- 08.12.2022: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
At these times, candidates will be handing out free punch, mulled wine and biscuits to all voters.
Postal voting will be possible again this year, which you can apply for at this link. Please note that the deadline for sending the ballot papers to your home has already passed and you can only apply for a pickup of the postal ballot (until 01.12. 11:59 pm).
What do I vote for?
You can elect the student council, as well as the student representatives of the faculty council, the departmental council, the senate, the extended senate, and the student equal opportunity representative. You should know the student council by now. You have three votes for it, which you can distribute among one to three candidates as you wish.
In addition to the student council, you also elect student members to other committees: To the Faculty Council (two), which manages the fate of the entire faculty, to the Divisional Council (three), to the Senate (four), which is responsible for the entire university, and to the Extended Senate, which meets only for the election of the rector and the adoption of basic regulations (four more).
How can I vote?
Where can I find additional information?
If you have any questions, you can always contact us.