Why do we vote online?

An online election for the entire university was actually not planned until 2022, as we do not yet have a comprehensive identity management system. This year, employees of Kiel University should therefore once again use the familiar method of postal voting. However, the special conditions in the Corona crisis make it seem advisable to vote online already this year. Currently nobody can predict the development at the moment, and we do not know whether the necessary staff will still be available in a few weeks and whether it will be allowed to use election assistants. An electronic procedure is more reliable in this situation. In addition, we have noticed that the willingness to use online solutions has increased considerably in all areas of the university. We want to build on this and appeal to all employees to use the new procedure. However, a postal vote can be requested.