It’s that time again! The university elections are happening until 04.07. at 9 a.m.. In article we want to give you all the info you need about the election so you can make the most of your vote.
Why should you even vote? Of course, a large turnout makes sense in order to best represent the diverse opinions of the student body in the committees. However, there is another important reason; the higher the voter turnout, the more it shows the university that students really want to be heard and that the student representation (Stuve) should be taken seriously. Each and every one of you can thus play a part in strengthening the voice of the student body!
But what exactly are you voting for? The Student Council is a university-wide body in which 30 students develop positions in order to be able to communicate the opinions and demands of the student body to the outside world. Here you have 15 votes to elect people who can best represent your opinion in this body. In another election, you have 4 votes to elect students to the Faculty Council, where they can campaign for student-friendly examination regulations, for example. With these 4 votes you also indirectly determine the composition of the Faculty Student Counsil, which represents you at the faculty level by helping students with their requests, managing funds and organizing the occasional event. You can find out more about the committees in this year’s election video:
How exactly can you elect these representatives? You can do that from Monday 27.06. at 09:00 until Monday 04.07. at 09:00 online via https://online-wahlen.fau.de/. Besides the better accessibility the election tool of the university also offers the advantage of giving you warnings in case you cast too many votes and thus might have invalidated your vote. You can then easily correct this and send your vote with a simple click.
And who should you vote for? That’s a question we can’t answer for you. However, we have provided a few tools to make it easier for you to research the election lists. First, you’ll find plenty of insight and information about the lists that would like to be elected to the Student Counsil on our website and Instagram during the election period. In addition, you can use the University Election Compass again to compare your opinions on various issues with those of the Student Counsil lists and learn their motivations for doing so. Last but not least, we would like to introduce the lists to you in more detail in the next section.
We hope we have been able to answer your most urgent questions about the elections, but we are always open to further questions at email@example.com. Have fun voting and a pleasant election week!