Fachkollegienwahl der DFG / Review Board Election 2015

Voting Documentation and the Voting Period

The members of the review boards for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 2015 - 2019 term will be elected from 2pm on 26 October 2015 until 2pm on 23 November 2015 (= the voting period for online ballot submission). The DFG will be holding the election once again as an online, internet-based election. Votes can therefore be cast without any special software using a normal internet connection.

People who are eligible to vote will receive their voting documentation (in a sealed envelope with the election notification) at the end of October from the local responsible voting centre. The voting documentation includes personal voting numbers and access codes to log into the online voting system and participate in the election. This access information is only for your personal use as a voter.

Your responsible voting centre is Kiel University's electoral office. The electoral office can be contacted at gremienwahlen@uv.uni-kiel.de throughout the entire voting period.

Kiel University's electoral office will forward the voting documentation itself, in accordance with Section 9 of the Election Regulations, by internal mail.

Please contact Kiel University's electoral office if you have any questions on forwarding the voting documentation, especially if you are eligible to vote but have not received your voting documentation by the start of the voting period.

Those eligible to vote in the Review Board Election 2015 via a voting centre are all professors who are currently conducting scientific research at the voting centre, as well as scientists who have completed their oral doctoral examination by 25 October 2015 at the latest and who are also actively conducting scientific research at the voting centre. The right to vote is regulated in Section 2 of the Election Regulations (WahlO), which can be viewed via the portal www.dfg.de/fk-wahl2015. There you can also find further 'Information for voters'.

If you have any questions about how the election is conducted via the online system using your voting documentation, please contact the hotline that is set up for this purpose during the voting period. Your election notification will contain all the necessary hotline information (telephone number, e-mail address, service hours).

We ask that all those who are eligible to vote take part in the election. A high voter turnout greatly supports the significance of the review boards for scientific self-governance.