How does online voting work for employees?

You are familiar with the two-stage procedure of postal voting: You sign a ballot paper containing your name and voter number to confirm your identity. Then enclose a sealed envelope with your ballot paper. It is therefore not possible to track who voted and what votes were cast during the vote count.


The online procedure is similar to this process. You identify yourself as a person, then the system checks whether you are included in the list of eligible voters and clears the way for voting. Everything else is done anonymously. The system converts your data into an incomprehensible, arbitrary sequence of numbers. Only then you will be able to cast your vote. The sequence of numbers will be blocked for further use immediately after your vote. A connection between the person and the vote cannot be established at any time. More detailed information on this procedure can be found on the website of the supplier, the company Polyas.


The vote itself takes place via an election portal that is only activated during the voting period. A vote can only be cast in the period


From Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12 p.m.
until Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.


Once you have logged in, the candidates of all committees for which you are eligible to vote will be displayed in the following order:


  1. The Senate
  2. If applicable, the convention of your faculty


You have exactly one vote for each committee.


At the end of the (rather long) list there is a button with which you can check your vote. The system draws your attention to errors, which you can then correct.


You can cancel the election process at any time and start again later. The vote is not cast until you click on the "Send" button.