No in-person voting will take place this year due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This year you will have the opportunity to cast your ballot online for the first time. You still also have the possibility of voting by absentee ballot. Both alternatives will be explained below.

Online voting

This year university elections will be conducted online (electronic voting) alongside the equal opportunities elections and the elections of the student council and the student representatives. Voting will take place via the Löwenportal between 10 am on Monday, 7 December 2020 and 3 pm on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Detailed information will follow shortly.

Applying for absentee voting

As every year, the university and the student council offer you the opportunity to sign up for absentee voting documents by e-mail. To do this, send an e-mail to: and include your matriculation number and the address to which the voting documents should be sent. You can request your absentee voting documents starting from when the election is announced until 4 pm on 16 November 2020. These will be sent out by post starting 24 November 2020 and must be completed and received by the university’s election office by 3 pm on 15 December 2020. The form to sign up for absentee voting for the university committees can be found on the website of the university’s election office.


  1. by 13 October: check allocation in Löwenportal
  2. from 15 October to 21 October: check entry in electoral roll
  3. by 4 pm on 16 November: apply for absentee voting documents
  4. wait
  5. cast your vote between 7 December and 15 December

you can take all of the steps above but are not required to. If you don’t take any steps, you will be sent voting documents for online voting based on your previously submitted data.

Information about standing as a candidate

Would you like to stand as a candidate for the 2020 university elections? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find all the forms you will need. At the moment they are only available in German (but we are working on it!). You will need a nomination form for each committee that you would like to be elected to. Once you have filled it in legibly, you only need to attach the appropriate number of consent forms before handing it in during our office hours (see below) in the student council building (see imprint for address). Please note: this can only be done once the current elections have been announced. The election notice can be found here. The election committee is happy to confidentially answer any questions you may have. Simply send your query by e-mail to:

Acceptance of nominations

NOTE: Nominations must be submitted to members of the election committee or to the election officer. They cannot be submitted to the student council!

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic we are currently allowing nominations to be submitted electronically. To make sure those nominations are authentic we ask you to print them out, sign them personally and then scan them. We only accept PDF-Files.


Date Time
Monday, 2 November 2020 4 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday, 3 November 2020 2 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 3 pm – 5 pm
Thursday, 5 November 2020 2 pm – 4 pm
Friday, 6 November 2020 7 pm – 8 pm
Monday, 9 November 2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 3 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11 am -1 pm and 5 pm – 7 pm

Office hours for corrected nominations

Date Time
Thursday, 12 November 2020 5 pm – 6 pm
Friday, 13 November 2020 10 am – 11 am
  1. by 13 October: check allocation in Löwenportal
  2. Download nomination form and fill it in in accordance with election regulations
  3. From 2 November to 11 November: personally submit nomination to the election team
  4. On 20 November: Announcement of the accepted nominations
  5. On 8 January 2021: Announcement of the election results
  6. Further provisions and opening times are listed in the election notice

Contacting the election team

You can contact the election team at any time by sending an e-mail to

We can also be reached by phone on 0345/5521567 during the office hours listed below.

Contacting in person

The election team works on a voluntary basis. Therefore, we are not always in the office. However, appointments outside office hours can be made by prior arrangement.

Office hours

The election team is in the office of the student council on the dates specified in the election notice. The dates are as follows:

Viewing electoral roll

Your own entry in the electoral roll can be viewed at the following times after first sending notification by e-mail to:

Date Time
Thursday, 15 October 2020 2 pm – 4 pm
Friday, 16 October 2020 2 pm – 4 pm
Monday, 19 October 2020 9 am – 11 am
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 9 am – 11 am
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 4 pm – 6 pm