Elections 2023 Roadmap
This spring 2023 the elections of the student representations are held again! Every single student of the University of Zurich has the opportunity to elect 70 of their peers into the VSUZH's Council.
October 7, 2022 until March 20, 2023 at 2 p.m. - Candidacy Phase
During this period, candidacies for the Council may be submitted. Please ensure that you have handed in the necessary documentation until the deadline above.
April 7, 2023 until April 28, 2023 - Election Phase
During this period, the elections are held. The students of the University of Zurich can vote for their representation in the VSUZH Council for the next legislative term.
mid-May 2023 - Constituent Session
The newly elected VSUZH Council constitutes itself at their first session.
Still undecided who to vote for?
The election arena is the ideal place to get an overview of the running factions and their positions.
In the election arena, the representatives of the parliamentary groups debate the relevant topics for everyday student life at the UZH, in education policy and in the VSUZH.
The voting arena will be available online soon.
You can find more information about the current factions and the current distribution of seats in the councilhere.
Until 28. April
During the elections, the students primarily choose a list. The candidates listed on such a list can then be edited according to the voter's desired combination. Each candidate on the edited list thereby collects one vote for themselves and one for the list they are running for. In case of empty spots on the list, the votes are counted as list votes towards the list that was previously selected.
Counting the Results
Using the Saint-Lague procedure, the 70 seats are distributed according to the list votes. On the lists that receive seats, the candidates with the most votes are elected. (Example: List A receives 6 seats, therefore the 6 candidates with the most candidate votes on List A are elected.)
The Constituent Session
Once the elections are over, the votes have been counted, and you get to call yourself a newly elected member of the VSUZH Council, no later than two weeks after the publication of the results, you will receive an invite to the constituent session of the Council. At this session, you will receive all the necessary information for the legislative term, you will be able to ask questions as well as be able to meet the other members of the Council. The constituent session will be held on two half days in mid-Mai.
Student engagement is extremely valuable, since we experience the University of Zurich up close on a daily basis and we know the strengths and weaknesses of teaching at the university. At the VSUZH, you can work on topics that affect all UZH students inside and beyond your own department, together with students from different fields of study. These include, but are not limited to; Study financing, module booking, library opening hours, offerings at the cafeteria, new UZH buildings, multiple choice exams and much more. The size of our university makes it clear that a single person is only rarely heard, but we can achieve a lot together - be a part of the university co-determined by us students!
Even if you don't have the capacity or the interest to get involved yourself, then it is all the more important that you cast your vote for one or more people and / or political groups in the elections. In doing so, you are sending out the message that student representation is important and that you want the students at VSUZH to do their best for all UZH students.