Elections are taking place from May 30 to June 1!
Come to the ballots and have a say in who represents you at the university this year.
Who may vote? You are eligible to vote if you are enrolled in a degree that is represented by the student body of Computer Science. This is marked on your student ID with an asterisk (*). It doesn’t matter if you are studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Life Science Informatics.
Who is elected? Your student body representatives or Fachschaftsvertretung (FSV) in German. The student body represents you within the university. They fill seats in many important bodies and committees at the institute that have a direct impact on your studies. They also elect the members of the student body council which, for example, is responsible for hosting events or advising you in everyday student life.
When and where can I vote on campus? The ballot box will be open on May 30, May 31 and June 1, each 9:30-14:30 (9.30 am – 2.30 pm) in / in front of room 0.020 of the Computer Science building (Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8). The room is located directly next to the student body office, in the Foyer. You can see it from the main entrance.
In case you cannot come to university you also have the option to vote via mail. To do so, please fill out this form with your name, matriculation number, e-mail adress (optional), your official adress, the adress you’d like the documents to be sent to and the reason why you’d like to vote by mail.
Can I run for student body too? Sure! Everyone eligible to vote can also run for a seat on the student body themselves. To do so, please fill out the candidacy form then print it out and sign it. Please hand in the signed form either as a digital scan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via mail before May 17, 16:00 (4 pm). You can also hand it in personally to the election supervisor (Bettina Esser) or put it in the student bodies mailbox, located in the lecture hall building. In addition to this form, you may send in a short introductory text (max. 500 characters) and a photo (both optional). Those will be published on this website and will be on display at the polling booth.
How do I know who has been elected? The votes will be counted on June 1, starting at 16:00 (4 pm) in room 0.020. Afterward, the official result will be published on the homepage of the student body. All elected members will also be notified via e-mail. The inaugural meeting of the new student body will take place on June 14, 2021 at 17:15 (5.15 pm) in room 0.016, Computer Science Building.
I’m not sure if I’m eligible to vote… You can check whether you are eligible to vote in the electoral register, which will be on display in the student body office May 11, 16–18 (4-6 pm); May 12, 14–16 (2-4 pm) and May 13, 14–16 (2-4 pm). Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com and ask, whether you are listed in the register.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org