Announcements and latest news
The Central Electoral Committee informs students and employees of the university about the university elections through a number of official announcements.
Establishment of electoral registers – check your voting rights
Concerning the elections of May 2023, the Central Electorate Committee hereby announces the following:
- 16 January 2023: All electoral registers will be established for the elections of the University Council, the Faculty Councils and the Service Department Councils of the University of Groningen
- 17 January 2023: You will receive an e-mail allowing you to view your details in the relevant electoral registers
- 17 January 2023 until 19 January 2023: You can submit an error correction request if you were wrongly or incorrectly included, or if you were wrongly not included in the electoral register
- No later than 24 January 2023: The Central Electoral Committee will reach a decision concerning any error correction request as referred to under 3
- 25 January 2023 until 8 March 2023: You can appeal against the Central Electoral Committee’s decision. Please submit your letter of appeal via email@example.com.
By virtue of the Higher Education and Research Act and the University of Groningen Electoral Regulations, all students and staff of the University of Groningen have both active and passive voting rights. This means that any student or member of staff is entitled to vote (active voting rights) or stand for election (passive voting rights) for the University consultative bodies on condition that they are included in the electoral register of the Council or Service where they are employed or enrolled as a student.
Candidacy – stand for election!
Before the elections in May 2023, the Central Voting Office would like to announce that
- from 9 to 15 March 2023, students and staff can choose to stand for election via the digital candidacy of the University Council, the faculty councils, and the employee councils of the UG.
- on 16 March 2023, the Central Voting Office will hold a meeting to investigate the submitted candidate lists and decide if there are any omissions. The Central Voting Office will inform the submitter of any detected omissions. from 17 to 21 March 2023, the submitter will have the opportunity to resolve the omissions.
- on 23 March 2023, the Central Voting Office will determine the validity of the submitted candidate lists as well as any statements establishing electoral pacts between multiple parties within a section. from 24 March to 5 May 2023, a notice of objection can be submitted to the Board of the University via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- on 23 March 2023, the confirmed candidate lists will be published on the UG website via announcement 3.
Based on the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) and the UG Electoral Regulations, staff members and students are eligible to vote and be voted for. This means that staff members and students can vote (active voting rights) or be voted for (passive voting rights) in the elections for the University’s consultative participation bodies, if you are registered in the electoral register of the council where you work or where you are registered as a student.
Candidate lists adopted
For the elections in May, 2023, the Central Electoral Committee announces:
that the candidate lists of the participating parties for the University Council, Faculty Councils and the Service Councils elections have been adopted.
Under the blue button ‘candidacy list’, you will find the participating parties with the candidates listed in the order in which they were nominated on the list of candidates.
The University election will be held from 8 to 12 May 2023.
For the elections in May, 2023, the Central Electoral Committee announces that on:
- Monday 8 May all persons with voting rights receive a digital invitation to vote;
- Monday 8 May, 7 a.m. to Friday 12 May, 5 p.m. votes may be cast using the voting application made available for this purpose;
- Monday 15 May the results of the elections for the Faculty Councils, the Employee Councils and the University Council will be announced.
Any voter who erroneously did not receive a digital invitation to vote can report this to the Central Electoral Committee (via email@example.com).
You can cast a vote when you are included in the electoral register of the Council or Service where you are employed or enrolled as a student.
For more information about the consultative participation bodies and the UG elections, visit rug.nl/vote.
The Central Electoral Committee would like to announce that
in the overview below, you can find the names of the staff and student sections who have been elected for the University Council, the Faculty Councils and the Employee Councils;
any member of the University community who is eligible to vote has the right to lodge an objection to the election results with the Board of the University, PO Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen until 27 June 2023;
a record of the election results is available on www.rug.nl/vote.
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