Everything important for the election!
Attention! Until March 21th 2023, your ÖH contribution (and study fee) must have been received by the Department of Studies to be eligible for election! If you did not make it, you are unfortunately not entitled to vote.
Who is entitled to vote?
All regular students of BOKU with a valid student ID (BOKUcard). This means all students who have paid the Student Union fee (ÖH-Beitrag) for the summer semester 2023 until the deadline mentioned above.
Outgoing exchange student (even if abroad)
Students from abroad (Non-EU-countries)
NOTE: To be entitled to vote, the Student Union’s fee (ÖH-Beitrag) as well as any incurring tuition fee (if applicable) must be transferred and visible at the Studienabteilung by March 30th.
What can I choose?
There are 3 "levels" of the ÖH election:
The choice of study representative is a selection of persons, that is, Direct candidates are chosen as representatives for a particular field of study. Depending on the number of students, it is composed of 3 (WOW) or 5 persons (all others) and is a direct point of contact for students of the particular subject.
You can find out which studiy field represantation you can vote for here. Every study programme is assigned to a study field representation, which you are entitled to vote for.
If you are enrolled in several studies, you may also choose several study field representations.
If you are an individual student, you can be assigned to a student assignment. For more information, see "ÖH election for individual students"
The university representation represents the interests of the students against the BOKU and the ministries. Here, students can choose only one list (faction) and not individuals. There are different groups and lists, which, depending on the election result, send mandates to the university representation and parliamentary committees (Senate, Senate Study Committee, ...). Depending on the election results, the mandates of the university representation are divided among the candidate factions.
The Federal Representation represents the interests of the students against the ministries, the university conference, the college of higher education, the rector's conference of the educational colleges, the Austrian private university conference and the university conference. The task of the Federal Representation is to help shape the university policy. Again, you can select one of the candidate factions or lists, not individual persons. Depending on the election results, the 55 mandates of the federal representation are divided among them. The ballot is uniform throughout Austria. Even if you are studying at several universities you can only vote for the federal representation once.
Who can I vote for?
As soon as all candidates for student representation, university representation and federal representation have been announced, you will find them linked here. The announcement has to be made at least 3 weeks before the first election day.
Election locale & Elections time
You can choose at the ÖH election either personally or with an absentee ballot.
A number of polling stations will be set up at BOKU for the ÖH election 2023, which will take place from 09-11 May 2023.
+++ Attention! Do not forget your student ID when voting! +++
Where and when exactly you can vote will appear on this page in the coming weeks! However, there will be polling stations at the locations Türkenschanze, Muthgasse and Tulln.
If you have any questions
Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
More "digital" information:
What else can you expect?
In May 2023 a special edition of the ÖH Magazine with all the student representatives and factions running for election will be delivered directly to your home.
- Information from ÖH BOKU will also be sent by e-mail - we will try to keep it as compact and as tight as possible.
- There will be reminders via BOKU online to inform you of the most important deadlines
- This information page will be updated regularly
- Perhaps, maybe there are also old and re-established goodies for those who go to the election ?! ;-)