2020 University election – every vote counts!

The election is taking place via postal vote this year. (Image:

The FAU university election is currently taking place, this time via postal vote due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first election documents have already been received by some voters. It’s now up to you to fill in your election documents and send them back to the Elections Office as soon as possible. The Elections Office must receive all postal votes by 3pm on 14 July 2020.

Why should I vote?

The answer is clear – so you can have your say! As many students as possible should vote and thus decide who is to represent them in the respective Student Committees and in the Student Council. By becoming involved in university policy-making you really can make a difference. We are in direct contact with the Executive Board of the University and with politicians and can communicate our concerns directly,’ says student Eda in the interview ‘Crash course in university policymaking’.

In addition, there is a diagram on the Students’ Representatives website that explains where Students’ Representatives are involved throughout the University.

The doctoral candidates’ representatives are also being elected. There is a short profile of all candidates in the doctoral candidates’ representatives’ blog.

How do I decide who to vote for?

An online podium discussion will take place on Zoom at 4pm on Thursday 25 June 2020 with representatives of all groups for the Student Council:

Other important dates:

  • 30 June 2020 at 6pm: Speed dating I with the candidates of all groups for the election for the Student Council
  • 30 June 2020 at 6pm: Speed dating II with the candidates of all groups for the election for the Student Council
  • 29 June – 6 July 2020: Instagram takeover of FAU’s channel @uni_fau
  • 4 – 12 July 2020: Q&A videos from the groups on the @stuvefau channel

In addition, the Students’ Representatives have put a ‘Vote-O-Meter’ online:

My election documents have been sent to the wrong address. What should I do?

Your postal vote documents will be sent to the address you have entered in the IdM portal for postal correspondence from the Student Records Office. If students are living elsewhere due to the coronavirus pandemic and have missed the deadline for changing their address in the portal, they have until the end of the election on 14 July 2020 to collect the election documents in person from the address they have provided or have them forwarded to them by someone else.

Any questions?

All the information about the University election is available on the Election Office website

Christian Bartels
Phone +49 9131 8524500

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