University elections

FAU Elections Office

The results of the 2021 University election and the 2021 Doctoral candidates’ representatives election 2021 are now available.

Representatives are elected to the Senate, the five Faculty Councils, the School of Theology’s Appointments Council and the Students’ Representatives Governing Board of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in the university elections. They form the basis for academic autonomy at the University. While the student representatives are elected each year, representatives of the university lecturers, research staff and other staff are elected once every two years (next election in June 2021).

Postal vote

This year, the university election shall be conducted exclusively as an electronic election with the option of a postal vote. If you would like to apply for a postal vote, you need to fill in and sign the application for a postal vote included in your polling card. Applications must be received by the Elections Office or the Returning Officer by 4 pm on 25 May 2021.

In order for postal votes to be counted, the Elections Office must receive the completed postal vote documents (voting letter with completed ballot papers) by 12 noon on the last day of the election period (22 June 2021).

Polling stations

In 2021, the election is being conducted as an electronic election with the option of a postal vote.
Votes must be cast either by postal vote or in the polling station for electronic voting stated in the polling card. Those who are eligible to vote and have an activated IdM account can access their polling card as an electronic document via the FAU election portal Those who are eligible to vote but do not have an activated IdM account have received their polling card in writing.

In addition to being able to cast their votes on an internet-enabled end device, those who are eligible to vote and who have an activated IdM account can also cast their votes on an election terminal in the Elections Office in Erlangen, Schlossplatz 4, room 2.027 on the second floor. The election terminal is available for use during the election period from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm.
Please observe the currently valid hygiene guidelines when using the election terminal.

The votes cast electronically and by post will be counted on 22 June 2021 in the Senatsaal of FAU at Schlossplatz 4, Erlangen. Admission will only be granted subject to compliance with the currently valid hygiene guidelines.

Confirmation from Elections Office/Committee

The Elections Office can issue you with confirmation that you have served in the Elections Office or an FAU committee.

To request confirmation, please send an e-mail to with the period of service and which offices you worked in as well as the address to which the confirmation should be sent.