ÖH Wahl 2023

The Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) Elections at the University of Klagenfurt | 9th to 11th of May 2023

From the 9th to the 11th of May 2023, the ÖH elections for the upcoming two-year term of office will take place to determine the next study programme representatives, university representatives and federal representatives. Around 11,700 students are eligible to vote at the University of Klagenfurt. The ÖH elections constitute the basis for student co-determination at universities. Hence this appeal: VOTE TODAY, SHAPE TOMORROW! 

What is the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH)?

The Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) is the legal body representing the interests of all students and it holds statutory co-determination rights at universities. Upon being admitted to the university and paying the required membership fee, each and every student becomes a member of the ÖH. The ÖH’s principal task is to represent student interests when dealing with the teaching staff and the general public, and to provide information and services for students.

Who is eligible to vote?

At the University of Klagenfurt, all students who have been admitted to a degree programme and/or who have registered to continue their studies in the summer semester of 2023 on or before the 21st of March 2023 have the right to vote. Citizenship is not important in the ÖH elections. This means that students from third countries or Erasmus students are also eligible to vote. According to the preliminary electoral roll, 11,762 students are eligible to vote at the University of Klagenfurt.

Who or what will be elected?

In addition to the study programme representatives of the University of Klagenfurt (personal election) and the university representatives (list election, i.e. groups or parliamentary groups), students also directly elect the federal representatives (list election). Three ballot papers will be issued to each student covering the three levels of representation.

How can students vote?

On the election days from the 9th to the 11th May 2023, students can cast their vote directly at the polling station at the University of Klagenfurt. If students are not going to be at the university on the election days, they can apply for an absentee ballot at wahlportal.oeh.ac.at until the 2nd of May 2023. This application must be received by the postal voting commission (Taubstummengasse 7-9, 1040 Vienna) by the 10th of May 2023 at 6 pm at the latest.

For more information about the election please visit https://www.oeh-klagenfurt.at/oeh-wahlen/