Elections

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Online election of members to the Senate and the Faculty Boards

Voting period: from 23 May 2022, 11 am to 3 June 2022, 11 am
Click the follow link to access the online election system:
https://sso.uni-muenster.de/IT/wahlen/kabine/gremienwahlen-2022

Voting instructions

In order to submit your vote online, you must first verify your eligibility to participate by entering your “WWU IT user ID” and your corresponding password. If you do not know or have forgotten your user ID or password, click the following link for details on how to request this information: https://www.uni-muenster.de/IT/MeinZIV/PasswortVergessen.html

To ensure your vote is counted, your electronic ballot must be submitted before the voting period ends (3 June 2022, 11 am).

Information about the election system

The election system is comprised of three components:
The University of Münster maintains a register of all eligible voters (voter rolls). When the user accesses the election website, the system verifies their identity to confirm their eligibility to participate in the election. On the same page, the eligible voter must affirm in lieu of oath that they are personally voting in the election (or a person specifically authorised by the voter to do so in their stead). Only then can the eligible voter enter the election portal (digital voting booth) operated by our service provider Electric Paper. The identity of the eligible voter is pseudonymised and all transmission of data to the site is encrypted.

Our service provider Electric Paper has only received a pseudonymised list of eligible voters. In a second system, it keeps track of which pseudonyms have already participated in the election. As long as the voter has not yet participated, they are able to submit their ballot. The service provider does not share information with the University regarding which pseudonyms participated in the election.
 
The submitted ballots are stored in a digital ballot box. The submission process is encrypted in several steps. There is no way to link the pseudonyms of the eligible voters with their submitted ballots. At the end of the election, the ballot box is decrypted, and the submitted ballots are tallied by authorised administrators at the University of Münster.

Any questions?

If you still have questions, please refer to our FAQs. For matters concerning voter eligibility or the ballots used in the election for the Senate and Faculty Boards, please contact the Election Office by email at wahlamt@uni-muenster.de or phone at +49 251 83-22017.

You can view the list of nominated candidates at https://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/wwu/wahlen/wahlen/wahlvorschlage_stand_17.05.2022.pdf

Do you have questions related to technical matters, user IDs or passwords?
Students should contact it@uni-muenster.de or call: +49 251 83-31600.
Employees should speak with their IT service provider or local administrator:
https://www.uni-muenster.de/IVV/

General information about the election in summer semester 2022

In summer semester 2022 the representatives of the Senate and the Faculty Boards are up for election in all member groups. The election is being conducted electronically for the first time (as an online Internet-based election) and supervised by the Election Office of the University of Münster. Additional information is provided above.

Students have the opportunity to elect their representatives to student government, the Foreign Students' Representation and the departmental student bodies. This election will be held as in previous years at the ballot box and conducted by the AStA Student Election Office. For more information, visit the AStA website: https://www.asta.ms/

As of the summer semester 2022, the members representing the interests of student assistants (SHK representation) will no longer be directly elected, but rather appointed by the Senate in accordance with Art. 12 of the University Charter.