Election Office

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The Electoral Office, situated in Division of Academic Affairs, organizes the election of senate members and faculty councils at RWTH Aachen.



Sylvia Glaser

Head of the Electoral Office


+49 241 80 99087



Posting Board

The Official Posting Board is on the ground floor of the Main Building in the west wing by Room 030.

2018 Council Elections in All Groups

The elections for the Senate and the faculty councils for all university groups will be held between June 25 and 29, 2018. Voting will take place by mail. The university groups include the group of university professors, the group of academic staff, and the group of technical and administrative employees.

At the same time, the elections for the student representative councils, such as the Student parliament and the faculty student councils, will be held for the student body (de). Every registered student is eligible to vote and may do so on almost any of the ballot boxes on the campus. However, upon application, students may also vote by mail. For further information, please refer to the web pages of the Election Committee (de) of the student body.

If a student applies for a postal vote, this applies to both elections as long as the student is eligible to vote in both elections.

For details on the process for the Senate and the faculty councils, please refer to the so-called Wahlvorlaufmodell (de). Further information on the constituencies and the distribution of seats for the different university groups is available in the download section.

The electoral register can be viewed between April 30 and June 14, 2018 at the Election Office. It is located in the RWTH Main Building, Templergraben 55, Room 032. In case of inaccuracies in the electoral register, appeals can be filed to the Chairman of the Election within the viewing period. The appeal must be made in writing or officially recorded on site. Eligible to vote are individuals that are listed in the electoral register.

The templates for election nominations can be used to nominate individuals and must be submitted by May 7, 2018, 12 noon. Two PDF forms are available for download, one for nominations by students (de), one for nominations by employees (de). Late submissions cannot be taken into account. For further information on the submission of nominations, please refer to the nomination form sheets.

When forming committees, it is important to ensure that men and women are equally represented. This is to be taken into account when nominating candidates. Please also note the following document (de) from the NRW Ministry of Education and Research.

The election announcements and procedures for both the employees and students were published on the Election Office's official posting board on April 16, 2018. They contain all the important election regulations.The announcements for the elections of the representatives of technical and administrative employees (Central University Administration and Central institutions) can be found there as well.

Election Nominations

The Senate and faculty council election nominations from each university group were posted on the official posting board of the Election Office on May 25, 2018. They can also be viewed below:

Nominations by University Instructors

Nominations by Academic Staff

Nominations by Technical and Administrative Staff

Nominations by Students

Official Results

The official results were posted on the official posting board of the Election Office on July 2, 2018.