The nationwide ÖH elections will take place from May 18 to May 20, 2021. The Federal Austrian Students’ Union elections take place every other year; all students at Austrian public universities, universities of applied sciences (FHs), university colleges of teacher education (PHs) or private universities (PUs) directly elect their student representatives.
Your student union contribution entitles you to vote for your representatives at all three levels! In order to be eligible to vote in this election, you must have paid your student union contribution (“ÖH-Beitrag”) for the summer semester by March 30, 2021.
You will receive three ballots for the three levels of representation: program level, institution level and federal level. You can cast your vote on any of the three election days at your institution of higher education.
Should you be absent from your institution during the election days, you can also cast your vote by mailing in your absentee ballot. More information can be found here:
- Regulation by the Minister of Education, Science and Research on the election days of the Austrian Students’ Union elections 2021 (https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2021_II_110/BGBLA_2021_II_110.pdfsig),
- Federal Act on the Student Representative Organisations (Students’ Union Act 2014), in force as of March 23, 2021 (https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung/Bundesnormen/20008892/HSG%202014%2c%20Fassung%20vom%2023.03.2021.pdf), and
- the Federal Austrian Students’ Union’s electoral regulation 2014, in force as of March 23, 2021 (https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung/Bundesnormen/20009048/HSWO%202014%2c%20Fassung%20vom%2023.03.2021.pdf).
General information on the Federal Austrian Students’ Union’s election regulations as well as important dates and deadlines can be downloaded here.
The last elections took place in May 2019, their results can be found at: https://wahlergebnisse2019.oeh.ac.at/.