Students - And High Student Body Election Regulations 2014 - Hswo 2014

Original Language Title: Hochschülerinnen- und Hochschülerschaftswahlordnung 2014 – HSWO 2014

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376 Ordinance of the Federal Minister for science, research and economy on the implementation of the students - and high student body elections (national - and high student body election regulations 2014 - HSWO 2014)

On reason of section 43, paragraph 7, article 44, paragraph 2 and article 60, paragraph 1 and 2 of the students - and high student body Act 2014 - HSG 2014, Federal Law Gazette I no. 45/2014, is prescribed:

Table of contents



1 section

Definitions as well as establishment and tasks of the electoral commissions







§ 1.





Definitions







§ 2.





Composition of election commissions







§ 3.





Members of election commissions and observers and observers







§ 4.





Responsibilities of the electoral commissions







§ 5.





Duties of the Chairman of the electoral commissions and the representatives and Deputy







§ 6.





Reshuffle the electoral commissions







§ 7.





Decision requirements in the electoral commissions







§ 8.





Convening the electoral commissions







§ 9.





Transcript







§ 10.





Subcommittees







§ 11.





Announcement of the pre-election







2. section

Election administration system







§ 12.





Election administration system







3. section

Voters - and electoral roll







§ 13.





Registration of electors







§ 14.





Date







§ 15.





General information on the voters list and voters-







§ 16.





Transmission of data of electors on the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union







§ 17.





Creation of provisional voters and voters directory







§ 18.





Preliminary voters and electoral roll







§ 19.





Inspection of the provisional voters and electoral roll







§ 20.





Appeals against the provisional voters and electoral roll







§ 21.





Use of the voters - and voters list in the elections







4 section

Election proposals and candidacies







section 22.





Election proposals







section 23.





Name of candidate groups







§ 24.





Candidates - and candidate list







§ 25.





Endorsements







section 26.





Delivery agents and representatives







§ 27.





Support statements







section 28.





Candidacy for study missions







section 29.





Review and improve election proposals and candidacies







section 30.





Withdrawal of proposals and candidacies







§ 31.





Invalid nominations and nominations







§ 32.





Approval and publication of election proposals







5. section

Conduct of elections







§ 33.





Notice of polling stations and the electoral times







§ 34.





No-zone







section 35.





Polling stations







section 36.





Election cell







section 37.





Management of choice and start the election action







section 38.





Exercise of right to vote







§ 39.





Determination of the identity and the right to vote







section 40.





Voting







section 41.





Electronically-managed poll directory







§ 42.





Endorsement of the vote in the student identity card







§ 43.





Cases of doubt







§ 44.





Official ballot







§ 45.





Election envelopes







§ 46.





Valid ballots







§ 47.





Invalid ballots







section 48.





Examination of the ballots and votes count







paragraph 49.





Certification of the electoral process







§ 50.





Special circumstances







6 article

Implementation of the absentee







§ 51.





Voting after issued voting card







§ 52.





Applying for a card







section 53.





Application for issue of an election card







§ 54.





Capture the choice card application in the election administration system







Article 55.





Review of eligibility when applying for a card







Article 56.





Preparation of shipping/pick up the voting cards by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union







§ 57.





Returning the voting cards







section 58.





Recording the time received voting cards and examination of the ballots and votes counting







section 59.





Grounds for invalidity







7 section

Election result







section 60.





Bringing together the election results







section 61.





Act







§ 62.





Allocation of mandates for the Federal representation, the college representatives and the study agencies







section 63.





Announcement of the election results







section 64.





Understanding of the chosen







section 65.





Appeals against the election of the Federal Council







§ 66.





Appeals against the election of college representatives and the study agencies







section 67.





Last number redial







8 section

Final provisions







section 68.





Entry into force







section 69.





Transitional provisions





 


Appendix 1 minutes of the meetings of election commissions Appendix 2 proposal Federal representation Appendix 3 election proposal College representation Appendix 4 endorsements Federal representation Appendix 5 endorsements College representation Appendix 6 announcement candidacy study missions annex 7 vote directory Annex 8 of official ballot Federal representation system 8 absentee ballot of official ballot Federal representation absentee Annex 9 of official ballot College representation system 9 absentee ballot of official ballot College representation absentee annex 10 of official ballot study representation annex 11 certification of the electoral process annex 12 election map annex 13 assignment of mandates of Federal representation annex 14 allocation of mandates College representative plant 15 assignment of mandates study representation Appendix 16 understanding the selected 1 section

Definitions as well as establishment and tasks of the electoral commissions

Definitions

§ 1. The purposes of this Regulation as



1. Electoral Commission: Election Commission of Austrian students and Student Union, the lower election commissions of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union of educational institutions, where no high students and high schoolchildren is decorated, and the electoral commissions of the students - and high schoolchildren in the educational institutions;

2. Commission: to assist in the implementation of national - and high student body elections subcommittees can be set up by the election commissions;

3. election administration system: a hardware and software system to support the electoral commissions in carrying out their responsibilities when choosing to be conducted;

4 representation of the University: the University representatives, the pedagogical college representatives, the University of applied sciences representations and the private offices of the University;

5. Education: universities in accordance with § 6 of the University Act 2002 - UG, Federal Law Gazette I no. 120/2002, colleges in accordance with § 1 para 1 and 2 of the Act on HEIs 2005 - HG, Federal Law Gazette I no. 30/2006, the colleges and institutions to carry out college courses in accordance with § 1 of the Fachhochschule Studies Act FHStG, BGBl. No. 340/1993, the private universities pursuant to section 1 of the private University Act - PUG, BGBl. I no. 74/2011 , and the University for continuing education Krems in accordance with articles 1 and 2 of the DUK Act 2004, Federal Law Gazette I no. 22/2004;

6.

Educational institution-specific personal identifier: the matriculation number at universities and colleges, the personal identifiers on colleges and institutions to carry out higher vocational courses and the personal identification code or a comparable mark on private universities;

7 voters and electoral roll: due to the merging of the transmitted data an entire voters and electoral roll is created, which contains all voters in all educational institutions (voters - and electoral roll Federal representation - BV). In this voters list and voters - BV out are generated for use in the election voters - and electoral rolls include all eligible voters for a University representative at a particular educational institution (voters - and electoral college representation - HV). For this voters list and voters - HV out can for the use in the election voters - and electoral rolls for subcommittees of the election committees or subcommittees choice are generated containing all registered voters for this Sub-Committee (voters - and Commission - UK electoral roll);

8 identification (ID): a unique identifying feature for the students. The identification feature is automatically generated in the creation of the voters - and voters directory BV, by assigning a unique identification (ID) to each or any students on the basis of the position in the voters list (serial number) and number.

Composition of election commissions

2. (1) at the Austrian students - Student Union and the students - and high schoolchildren in the educational institutions are permanent electoral commissions set up. At educational institutions, at which there are no students - and high schoolchildren, constant lower election commissions of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union are set up for the holding of the elections.

(2) the Electoral Commission established the Austrian students and Student Union consists of:



1 an or a to sending one or one by the Minister or by the Federal Minister of the three votes candidate most, represented in the last federal representation groups designated representative or representatives, 2. legally qualified staff as Chairman or Chairman (Chairman or Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union) or their or his substitute or Deputy.

(3) the election commissions furnished at the Hall - and high schoolchildren in the educational institutions consist of:



1 per one or a representative to be determined by the three groups of voices strongest, last in the respective University Agency, private University representation, representation of the University of applied sciences or pedagogical college representative candidate represented or representatives, one or a legally qualified Chairman to determine by the Rector or the Rector of the University or the College or the head or the head of a private university or the representative or the representative of the holder of a university degree and to be appointed by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister is 2. () Chairman or Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the students - and high students of the educational institution) or their or his substitute or Deputy.

(4) the decorated lower election commissions of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union at educational institutions, where no national - and Student Union is set up, consist of:



1 per one or a representative to be determined by the three voices most in the respective last College representative candidate represented groups or representatives, 2. is one or a legally qualified Chairman to determine by the Rector or the Rector of the University or the head or the head of a private university or the representative or the representative of the holder of a university degree and to be appointed by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister or their or his substitute or Deputy.

Members of election commissions and observers and observers

Are the members of the electoral commissions with the exception of § 3 (1) by the delivery agents or the authorised agent of the candidate group of or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission to announce the or of the Chairman (their deputy or deputies) and the members of any subcommittees. The posting of these members of the Electoral Commission and the members of any subcommittees will take effect upon the swearing in. No one may belong to more than an Electoral Commission. A Chairman or a Chairman (whose substitute or Deputy) may belong to several election committees or subcommittees, if this is appropriate due to the small number of students or the circumstances. The decision about the membership of a Chairman or a Chairman to several electoral commissions by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister. The representatives and representatives of the candidate groups in election commissions must be included in a proposal submitted for the institution.

(2) the Chairman of electoral commissions at the national - and high schoolchildren in the educational institutions (their deputy or deputies) are sworn in by the Rector or the Rector of the University or the College of education or the head or the head of a private university or representative or the representative of the holder of a college degree, the or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission in the Austrian students and Student Union (their deputy or substitute) by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister or a representative or a representative. The Chairmen of the lower election commissions will be sworn in by the or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union. The swearing in of the other members of the electoral commissions is carried out by the respective Chairperson or the respective Chairmen.

(3) prior to their duties, all members of the electoral commissions and the subcommittees have to take the vow of strict impartiality and scrupulous fulfilment of their tasks.

(4) all candidate groups are entitled to have ever an observer or an observer in the Election Commission.

(5) the Minister or the Minister can determine a legally qualified staff or a legally qualified official as a substitute or Deputy for presiding the or of the case.

Responsibilities of the electoral commissions

4. (1) has the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union in particular the following responsibilities:



1. the statement issued by the pre-election as well as the resulting dates and deadlines (§ 11), 2. the establishment and provision of a home page for the application of the electoral map, 3. the provision of an electoral administration system in accordance with section 46 HSG 2014, 4. the creation of the entire electorate and voters list (voters - and electoral roll BV) the voters choice permissions on the Federal representation, the college representatives and the study agencies, 5. the rest of the voters - and voters directory BV , 6 the instigation of a correction of the voters - and voters directory BV in accordance with § 20 para 3, 7 the examination of nominations for the election of the Federal representative, 8 creating the ballot for the election of the Federal representative, 9 the implementation of postal voting and evaluation; If necessary the establishment of subcommittees to support, 10 the announcement of the election results of the Federal representative, 11 the allocation of mandates for the Federal Agency, 12 understanding of selected mandatary and members, 13 the implementation of the constitutive meeting of the Federal agency with choice of or of the presiding and her or his representatives or deputies, 14 decisions on appeals against the election of University missions and the study agencies pursuant to § 57 HSG 2014 , 15 moderate decision determining of expiry of mandates in accordance with article 55, paragraph 1 HSG 2014 and subsequent allocation of seats to persons according to § 53 HSG 2014, 16 performing Urabstimmungen according to § 62 HSG 2014, if they take place together with students - and high student body elections, 17 the management of approaches of the electoral commissions, lower election commissions and subcommittees to the electronic election administration system.

(2) the electoral commissions of the students - and high schoolchildren and the lower election commissions of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union have in particular the following responsibilities:



1. the statement issued by the pre-election as well as the resulting dates and deadlines (§ 11), 2.

Setting a date to announce to the by the College mission is, which summarized studies representations are to choose, which this time has to be at least three months before the first election day, 3. the allocation of studies to studying representations in the election administration system (section 12 paragraph 2 No. 2), 4. approval of regular students who are admitted to an individual diploma, Bachelor's, or master's degree , to the choice of the study representative of that study, which is the focus of individual studies, where the application is to provide at least four months before the first election day (§ 47 para 4 HSG 2014), 5th creation (§ 18 para 2) and the rest of the voters - and voters directory HV (section 19 para 2 No. 2) and the creation of the voters - and electoral roll UK (§ 18 para 3) , 6 decisions on appeals against the voter list HV pursuant to § 20 para 2, and voters - 7 the determination of the number of mandates to be awarded for each institution (article 16, paragraph 1 Z 1, § 18 para 2 Nos. 1, article 19, paragraph 3, and article 28, para. 3 HSG 2014), 8 examination of election proposals (§ 29), 9 the creation of ballots for the electoral of college representation and electronic transfer of this to the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union no later than four weeks before the last election day, 10 the creation of ballots for the election of student representatives, 11 the holding of elections and the management of the Election Act, in particular also those elections that no statutory body is set up where in the Statute of the respective students and Student Union or college representatives, provided for in the articles of Association of Austrian students and Student Union are, 12 the decision on startup , Terminate and any breaking of the electoral process, 13 examination of identity and the eligibility of voters and voter (§ 39), 14 receiving the ballot (§ 40 paragraph 2) and the decision on the validity of the ballot (§ 48 para. 3), 15 the determination of election results (§ 48 para. 3), 16 the allocation of mandates at the candidate groups and the candidates and candidates for the study missions (article 62) , 17 the understanding of selected mandatary and members (§ 64), 18 the announcement of the election results (art. 63), 19 moderate decision determining of expiry of mandates according to § 55 para 2 and 3 HSG 2014 and the subsequent allocation of mandates on persons pursuant to §§ 53 and 54 HSG 2014, 20 performing Urabstimmungen according to § 62 HSG 2014, if they take place together with students - and high student body elections , 21. the implementation of the constitutive meeting of the College representation and the study agencies with choice of or of the presiding and her or his representatives or alternates (§ 59 HSG 2014), 22 the authorization to provide forms (units 3-6 and 14-16) in a foreign language, where these which is predominantly used the language of instruction at the educational institution.

(3) the election commissions have to announce the approved valid nominations in the order of their receipt at the latest three weeks before the first election day.

(4) the election results are to be published within a week from the last election. At the same time with the announcement of the election results, the allocation of mandates and the understanding of selected mandatary and members must be done.

Duties of the Chairman of the electoral commissions and the representatives and Deputy

§ 5 (1) has the or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission for the convening and management of meetings, to ensure the preparation of the minutes of each meeting and the reshuffle of the Electoral Commission (§ 6). He or she performs the swearing in of members of the Election Committee and the subcommittees, leads the polls, and carries out the decisions of the Election Commission.

(2) the or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission has to invite you to the constitutive meeting of the Federal Council or the College representation and of study missions and to route them until the election one or a Chairman and their or its representatives and Deputy.

(3) in the absence of or the Chairman has which or whose duties to take the legally qualified substitute appointed by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister or the legally Deputy appointed by the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister. The substitute or the Deputy is eligible to participate the or of the Chairman in the meetings of the Electoral Commission in the presence.

Reshuffle the electoral commissions

Section 6 (1) to determine the outcome of the elections has the or the Chairman of each Electoral Commission authorized service representative or by the delivery agent of candidate groups now to send a member of the Electoral Commission be entitled on the basis of the outcome of the elections, prompting for the announcement of this member.

(2) with the swearing in of new members announced by no longer sending legitimate candidate groups members of the Electoral Commission from (reshuffle) divorce. The reshuffle of the electoral commissions has no later than two months after the announcement of the election result to be carried out; Delays don't invalidate decisions of election commissions. The order of retirement is so according to the number of votes the candidate group, the Member delegated by no longer sending legitimate candidate groups with the least number of votes is eliminated first.

(3) posting legitimate election advertising groups have announced no members, the remaining previous members of the Electoral Commission, which were announced by no longer sending legitimate candidate group, at the latest until seven weeks before the next election in their function forever. Then they eliminated from the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission is not quorate, decides which or the Chairman alone.

Decision requirements in the electoral commissions

7. (1) the election commissions are quorum at presence of or of the Chairperson and at least half of the other members. You make your decisions with a simple majority.

(2) the Electoral Commission is not quorate, the or the Chairman decides alone about the agenda items sent for this meeting.

(3) a tie occurs in a vote so the vote decides the or of the Chairman.

Convening the electoral commissions

§ 8 (1) has the or the Chairman the other members of the Electoral Commission, as well as the nominated observers and observers having knowledge of any facts of the case, requires a decision of the Electoral Commission immediately to convene no later than within one week of knowledge to a session. The invitation has at least three working days before the meeting in time, demonstrably, where applicable by appropriate means of communication, to be carried out. She has an agenda to contain.

(2) the holding of a meeting of the Election Commission may require enclosing an agenda by which or the Chairman each Member of the Election Commission and each observer and any observers in the Electoral Commission. Is without delay, at the latest within three working days after the request to invite to such meetings. The session will inform to deter at the latest however within two weeks after the charge.

(3) the Election Commission can already perform at a previous meeting by resolution the convening of a meeting. While not present members and observers and observer are to inform without delay of such decision.

(4) in cases of urgency which or the President can bring about a decision by means of a circular resolution.

Transcript

§ 9. A transcript is to customize each session an Electoral Commission (Commission). It is to use a form according to the model of annex 1. The transcript shall contain a short description of the course of the session and the decisions. The minutes shall be signed by the members present the Electoral Commission (Commission). If the signature is not paid by all members present, is to specify the appropriate reason. Decisions in accordance with article 7 paragraph 2 and article 8 par. 4 are to log the or the Chairman in any case.

Subcommittees

The election commissions can order § 10 (1) subcommittees, if this is the holding of the elections to organize functional. A precisely circumscribed by voters is to allocate each Sub-Commission.

(2) the decision-making process concerning the establishment of subcommittees and their scope has to be carried out at least four weeks before the last election. The subcommittees are to be constituted before the Election Act of the first election day.


(3) each Subcommittee of the Election Commission at least three representatives or representatives of the groups in the respective University representation or the Federal Union of students candidate represented have to belong to. The detailed composition by candidate groups and the functional life of the Sub-Commission is to be set by the Election Commission's decision. The other groups not represented and the candidate groups are entitled to have ever an observer or an observer in those subcommittees for which this candidate group were admitted to the election.

(4) the relevant provisions apply for the posting, the inauguration and the swearing in of the members of the subcommittees for the Electoral Commission. A possible reshuffle of the subcommittees is carried out by the Electoral Commission.

(5) a member of the Sub-Commission shall be determined by the Electoral Commission to the or the Chairman. The provisions relating to the powers and duties an or a Chairman of the Electoral Commission shall apply to him or her for the remit of the Commission.

(6) can for the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union to form subcommittees also to assist in the absentee ballot, and establishing a local and temporal range adapted to the respective circumstances is allowed. That or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is entitled to entrust appropriate subsidiary organs to carry out specific tasks. These tasks are to be determined by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

Announcement of the pre-election

11. (1) the election commissions have to publish two weeks after entry into force of the regulation of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister concerning the definition of the pre-election and the resulting dates and deadlines for the electoral process to announce this, and on the home pages of Austrian students and Student Union and students - and high schoolchildren.

(2) the statement has to be made by public notice:



1 in the rooms of Austrian students and Student Union, students - and high schoolchildren, and the College offices in educational institutions, in which no students - and Student Union is established, 2nd in the from Rector or Rector of the University or the College or the head or the head of a private university or the representative or the representative of the holder of a university degree programme in accordance with § 13 para 3 and § 24 para 3 HSG 2014 available made poster panels and 3 on the Electoral Commission to the Available the poster panels.

2. section

Election administration system

Election administration system

Section 12 (1) to ensure the same right to vote for the election of the Federal Council and the college representatives and to support the implementation of the students - and high student body elections is to use an electronic election administration system of election commissions. Second sentence HSG may request the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister to assist in the tasks against the related expenses in accordance with the § 46 2014 the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(2) the electoral administration system shall contain in particular the following functions:



1. create the voters - and electoral rolls, 2. assignment of the studies to studying representations, 3. applying for a voting card and indicates of the applying for a voting card with an or a voter in the system and whether this or these a voting card has been shipped or picked up by this or that person, 4. keeping the electronic voting register for the election of the Federal representative, the college representatives and study agencies , 5. transmission of the results of the absentee votes for the election of College offices of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union on the election commissions and election subcommittees, 6 transmission of the results of the election of the Federal Agency of the electoral commissions and lower election commissions in the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(3) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to provide access for their Chairman or Chairman (Deputy or alternate), the Chairman of the election committees of the students - and high schoolchildren (substitute or Deputy) and the Chairmen of the lower electoral commissions (substitute or Deputy) in a secure way. The Electoral Commission may decide that due to special needs (in particular displaced locations or excessive number of subcommittees, etc.) access can be deployed additional trusted persons.

(4) the access permissions are restricting on the responsibilities of the respective election committees or subcommittees. The State of the art security requirements are to ensure.

(5) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to create a number corresponding to the number of voters and the local conditions of access permissions, which are managed by the or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union in good time before the start of the Election Act for each Sub-Committee at each educational institution. Each of these access permission consists of a user name and a password and can be used only once. The access permissions of the respective subcommittees are to create, that the user name unique anyway, to provide are called the Sub-Commission, as well as a continuous number. The Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is entitled by decision service providers with the management of the Organization of the order, to order management and dispatch of the access permissions.

(6) the or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to provide the Chairman of the election committees and the Chairmen of the lower election commissions the access permissions for the subcommittees in the respective educational institutions. If the access permissions are sent electronically, delivery in one has to be the State of the art of secure transmission mode. In educational institutions, at which there are no sub commissions, the Election Commission or the Election Commission at the same time as the Commission acts. The passwords for the access permissions of the subcommittees may only the Chairmen of election commissions or the lower election commissions but not be known, the other members of the electoral commissions.

(7) the or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or the or the Chairman of the Election Commission has to take care, that the access permissions for the subcommittees at the educational institution be placed individually in envelopes. The envelopes are called the educational institution to label with the number of the respective Sub-Committee and a consecutive number, and to be closed. Before the start of the Election Act, the sealed envelopes with the access permissions the subcommittees are to pass, unless the choice action does not start from or the Chairman (Deputy or alternate).

(8) when a Sub-Committee in the electronic election administration system would like to sign up, she has to open the envelope with the lowest unused number and use the access permission included in this envelope. Envelopes may be opened only in the presence of all members of the Sub-Commission. The reason if the presence of all members is not possible, is that in the transcript to hold. The time of opening of envelopes is to be documented in the minutes.

(9) access of a Sub-Committee is lost or is an access permission is misused, as the competent Election Commission or Election Commission has to inform immediately the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union. That or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to ensure, that access will be immediately locked in the electronic election administration system. Should the access permission already have been used, so the competent Election Commission or Election Commission may decide in agreement with the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union, all entries that were used by the lost or misused access to the electronic election administration system, to undo.

3. section

Voters - and electoral roll

Registration of electors


All ordinary members of the Austrian students and Student Union at the relevant educational institution are § 13 (1) for the Federal Agency and the college representatives actively and passively vote, who are admitted to study for the semester in which the election is held, or have reported continued education or who are admitted on the basis of a training contract for a study and 2014 paid the student contribution in accordance with article 38, paragraph 2 HSG. Students of studies jointly addressed to several educational institutions are eligible to vote for the College offices and the study agencies in each of these educational institutions.

(2) for the study represents the students of the educational institution are active and passive vote, which are approved for the respective studies and 2014 paid by HSG for the semester in which the election will be held, which have reported continued education or are admitted on the basis of a training contract for a study and the student contribution in accordance with article 38, paragraph 2.

Date

§ 14. The right to vote and eligibility are after a date which is seven weeks before the first election day to assess.

General information on the voters list and voters-

Section 15 (1) to ensure the same right to vote is to create a voters list without a social security number and voters - HSG 2014 by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union pursuant to § 43 para 4. This women voters and electoral roll must contain all registered voters in all educational institutions.

(2) to the preparation of the voters list and voters -, a data network is set up, which has to contain at least the following data of ordinary members of the Austrian students and Student Union at the relevant educational institution:



1 family name or last name, 2. first name, 3 educational institution-specific personal identifier (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers etc.), 4. social security number or replacement indicator, 5 date of birth, 6 sex, 7 address at the place of study and the hometown, 8 the studies fueled at the relevant educational institution including their encoding, 9 the name of the educational institution including its encoding, 10 email address of the or of the students at the educational institution.

(3) the data network referred to in paragraph 2 is the safe storage of data transmitted by the students and is an integral part of the electoral administration system.

Transmission of data of electors on the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union

The data in accordance with § 15 para 2 are section 16 (1) to deliver by the Rector or the Rector of the University or the College or the head or the head of a private university or the representative or the representative of the holder of a university degree no later than 31 December of each year in electronic form free of charge to the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union. Immediately after the expiry of the deadline referred to in article 47, paragraph 5 HSG 2014 shall be the data within two working days again in electronic form to the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(2) the data in accordance with § 15 para 2 are to deliver electronically to them in a uniform data format to be known by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian national - and Student Union and encryption procedures.

(3) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to ensure that the data transmitted in accordance with § 15 para 2 in a State of the art security standard are stored.

(4) the deletion of data in accordance with § 15 para 2 performed at the earliest after final decision of any appeal by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union and has to be carried out no later than one week after final decision of any appeal.

(5) by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union a service provider tasked with the operation of the election administration system, including the data network, these can set that the data pursuant to § 15 para 2 directly to the service provider is to communicate.

Creation of provisional voters and voters directory

Section 17 (1) to the creation of the provisional voters and voter list has to check the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union the data transmitted pursuant to § 15 para 2 for completeness and accuracy and to summarize in a total provisional voters and electoral roll (provisional voters and electoral roll BV).

(2) eligible voters several times (notably due to the operation of studies at several educational institutions) appear in the transmitted data, these multiple entries of one or an eligible voters to ensure of the same right to vote for the election of the Federal representative by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union to an entry in the provisional voters and electoral roll BV are merge. The merger has to be made on the basis of the other submitted features (family name or last name, first name, date of birth, educational institution-specific personal identifiers etc.) there is no reasonable doubt, that it's the same person by matching the social security number or the replacement indicator of voters. The merge can be automated, it is but to document reasons for or against a merge was decided in any case. The Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union decides in cases of doubt.

(3) entries on the basis of the social security number or the replacement flag can be not clearly merge these records of one or a registered voters by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union only if the other submitted features (family name or last name, first name, date of birth, educational institution-specific personal identifier, etc.) are together.

(4) the voters are then, arranged alphabetically by family name or last name to enter BV in the provisional voters and electoral roll, where is hidden the social security number or the replacement indicator and an own identification feature (sequential number of the position in the provisional voters and electoral roll BV) associated with each and every voter to the unique identifiability.

Preliminary voters and electoral roll

Section 18 (1) contains the provisional voters and electoral roll all those eligible to vote for the election of the Federal representation (provisional voters and electoral roll BV).

(2) of this provisional voters and electoral roll BV, the provisional voters and voter HV are then to create. This is done by the provisional voters and electoral roll BV all electors for representing each College are summarized in a preliminary voters and electoral roll HV.

(3) for the elections of the college representatives and student representatives in the respective educational institutions, that portion of the electorate - and voters directory BV shall use, containing those electors, who are eligible to vote before the competent Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission.

(4) the voters - and electoral roll has to contain in particular the following column of full members:



1 consecutive number in the voters - and electoral roll BV (ID), 2nd family name or last name of the or of the students, 3. first name of or the students, 4. date of birth, 5 educational institution-specific personal identifier (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers, etc.), 6 choice privileges (Federal representation, Hochschulvertretung(en), Studienvertretung(en)).

Inspection of the provisional voters and electoral roll

The voters - and electoral rolls are section 19 (1) to set up within a period of six weeks before the last election day five weeks before the first election day.

(2) to set up is:



1. in the premises of the Austrian students and Student Union the preliminary Wählerinnen-and electoral roll BV and 2nd in the rooms of individual students and Student Union or the University representation in educational institutions, where no students - and Student Union is set up, the provisional voters and electoral roll HV.

(3) during the period referred to in paragraph 1, each ordinary member of the Austrian students and Student Union can take insight into the respective provisional voters and electoral roll.


(4) the election commissions have HSG the Rector or Rector of the University or the College or the head or the head of a private university or the representative or the representative of the holder of a university degree programme in accordance with § 13 para 3 and § 24 para 3 2014 available electors on time the exact date and the duration of the consultation pointing to the billboards and poster areas allocated to the electoral commissions.

(5) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union may decide that information about the choice in electronic form (E-Mail) to all eligible voters will be sent. The Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is entitled to appoint a service provider by decision with the dispatch.

Appeals against the provisional voters and electoral roll

Section 20 (1) in the period established in accordance with section 19 can appeal in writing against the applied provisional voters and electoral roll each ordinary member of the Austrian students and Student Union on or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission. The opposition has a request for recording an or a registered voters in the voter list and voters - to include the correction of a right to vote; or the deletion of one or of not voting in the voter list and voters.

(2) the competent Election Commission has to decide on appeals against the provisional voters and electoral roll at the latest within three working days. Improved preliminary voters list of and voters is particularly necessary if it is shown by presenting appropriate documents or evidence of its falsity. No separate appeal is allowed against the decision of the Election Commission.

(3) a change of the provisional Wählerinnen-and electoral roll is on the basis of a decision of the Electoral Commission necessary to the competent Election Commission or Election Commission this decision made immediately after decision of the Election Commission of Austrian students and Student Union to communicate. The Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has then to make the change of the provisional voters and voters list or initiate.

(4) this number corrected by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union and electoral roll (voters - and electoral roll BV) is to use the Hall - and high student body election.

Use of the voters - and voters list in the elections

§ 21. That or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission has no later than on the day before the first election day, using the election administration system to produce paper-based voters or electoral rolls in sufficient quantities. Subcommittees are set up, the or the Chairman of the voters - or electoral roll HV has to customize directories of voters for the respective spheres of influence of the subcommittees (voters - and electoral roll UK). The voters - and electoral roll UK are to pass the respective Sub-Committee prior to the elections.

4 section

Election proposals and candidacies

Election proposals

Section 22 (1) groups that want to participate in the election, have at least seven weeks before the first election day no later than five weeks before the first election day in the competent Electoral Commission by registered letter to introduce a proposal. There are forms of annexes 2 and 3 to use according to the pattern.

(2) the procedural requirement of the registered letter is not applicable if the proposal is passed within the time limit of paragraph 1 which or the Chairman of the competent Election Commission personally. The handover is to confirm person present in writing by the Chairman or the Chairman of the Election Commission as well as with another transfer. The date, the time and the place of delivery are to be noted on the nomination.

(3) each nomination shall contain:



1. the name of the candidate group, if necessary, also a short name corresponding to the name, 2 a list of candidates and candidates, 3. the endorsements of candidates and candidates, 4 is the name of an authorized service representative or an authorized service representative, 5th a sufficient number of endorsements (§ 27).

Name of candidate groups

Multiple nominations for a body have the same or hard distinguishable labels section 23 (1), the competent Election Commission has to ask the authorised service representatives and representatives of the relevant candidate groups within three days, to make the agreement on the distinctive labels or up to four weeks before the first election day. An agreement is reached, the competent Election Commission has to set distinctive labels of the election proposals.

(2) election advertising end groups which were represented in the institution, are in any case entitled to retain their former name.

(3) the use of labels by organs of the HSG 2014 as a candidate group is not allowed.

Candidates - and candidate list

Section 24 (1) must contain no more than twice as many people the candidates - and candidate list, as for the respective institution mandates are allocated.

(2) for each candidate and each candidate is to specify:



1 family name or last name and first name, birth year 2, 3. address, 4. the designation of the study, 5. the educational institution-specific personal identifier (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers, etc.).

(3) for each candidate and each candidate is a confirmation of admission to a school, to join a confirmation of the continuing message of the study or a confirmation of an upright training relationship or to prove for the electoral term.

(4) candidates and candidates who are not entitled to vote, are the candidates - and candidate list to delete.

(5) a candidates - and candidate list contains more candidates and candidates than permitted, the surplus candidates and candidates are to delete.

Endorsements

Section 25 (1) in the proposal may be recorded a person only, if he or she has declared his or her consent in writing. The Declaration is to join the election proposal.

(2) candidates and candidates who have made no declaration of approval, are to delete.

Delivery agents and representatives

Each nomination has § 26 (1) to include the family name or last name and the first name and the address of an authorized service representative or an authorized service representative.

(2) If an election proposal suggests no delivery authorized representative or by a delivery agent, so the person standing at the forefront of the election proposal is valid as a delivery-authorized representative or as a delivery-authorized representative of the candidate group.

(3) the election advertising group can replace at any time by one other representative or any other agent of the delivery-authorized representative or by the delivery agent. Such explanations to the Electoral Commission shall require the signature of the last delivery-authorised representative or of the last delivery-authorised representative. Does not agree to this or that and he or she is no longer the candidate group capable of representing the choice advertisers group, so the explanation of more than half of the candidates and candidates who were at the time of the introduction of the election proposal on this, must be signed.

Support statements

27. (1) each proposal, with the exception of the election proposal for the Federal Agency, must at least the following number of declarations of support for the institution concerned voters have: election proposals for



1. organs up 500 voters must by 10, 2 bodies with more than 500 voters by 20, 3 organs with more than 1 000 voters of 30, 4. organs with more than 5 000 electors from 50, 5. organs with more than 15 000 electors from 100, 6 organs with more than 30 000 voters of 150, 7 organs to be supported with more than 100,000 voters of 200 eligible voters.

(2) the election proposal for the Federal representation must be, supported by at least 200 electors from at least seven educational institutions, where these declarations of support must come from at least ten electors per educational institution.

(3) in the case of each support statement attached to the proposal the family name or last name and the first name is the educational institution-specific identifier of personal (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers, etc.), if present, to specify the address and the study of or of the supporting. Forms are to use the plants 4 and 5 for the declarations of support according to the pattern.


(4) the admission to a degree programme or a confirmation of the continuing message of study or an upright training relationship is to be confirmed by the Rector or the Rector of the University or the College of education or the head or the head of a private university or representative or the representative of the holder of a college degree or to exhibit.

(5) voters may only signed a declaration of support for the Federal Agency, or a college representative, if they are eligible to vote for this.

(6) paragraph 4 conflicting endorsements are from the Electoral Commission as invalid to delete, if



1. the person who has issued a declaration of support, is not to vote at all;

2. the person for a representative of College refers the proposal to the, is not entitled to vote; the validity of the Declaration of support person to a proposal for a college representative, for which it is entitled to vote, will not be affected.

(7) a withdrawal of individual endorsements is upon receipt of the selection proposal by the Electoral Commission not to take note, unless that the supporter or the supporters of the Electoral Commission makes credible, that he or she has been determined by a substantial error or by fraud or threat to the support of the election proposal and the withdrawal of the Declaration of support occurred no later than four weeks before the first election day.

Candidacy for study missions

Each candidate and each candidate has known his or her candidacy at the competent Election Commission or Election Commission at least seven weeks before the first election day and no later than four weeks section 28 (1) election offices of the study before the last election by registered mail to give. According to the model of annex 6, there are forms to use.

(2) the procedural requirement of the registered letter is omitted if the candidacy is passed within the period of referred to in paragraph 1 which or the Chairman of the competent Election Commission or Election Commission personally. The transfer is by the Chairman or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission as well as by a further in proposing to confirm person present in writing. The date, the time and the place of delivery are to be noted on the candidacy.

(3) for each candidate and each candidate is to specify:



1 family name or last name and first name, birth year 2, 3. address, 4. the designation of the study, 5. the educational institution-specific personal identifier (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers, etc.).

(4) Moreover, confirmation of admission to a school, to join a confirmation of the continuing message of the study or a confirmation of an upright training relationship or to prove is for the electoral term.

(5) candidates and candidates who are not eligible to vote for the respective study representation are not to allow the Election Commission or Electoral Commission.

Review and improve election proposals and candidacies

29. (1) the election commissions have to check the incoming election proposals and nominations for study missions without delay in compliance with the provisions of articles 22 to 28 and in terms of the passive right to vote; the candidates and candidates. The bodies of educational institutions have to provide the required information.

(2) corresponds to one proposal the provisions of § 22 para 1 and 3 Nos. 1 to 3 and 5 and a candidacy but it has deficiencies with regard to the information required in accordance with § 24 para 1 to 3 or section 27, paragraph 2 or article 28, para. 3 and evidence of the provisions of § 28 para 1, 2 and 4, so the Electoral Commission has the nomination of the candidate group or the announcement of the candidacy of each candidate or each candidate with rear licence book or to make has been proven to improve otherwise appropriately.

(3) the improved election proposal or the improved announcement of candidacy must be received no later than three weeks back at the latest four weeks before the first election day, and for candidatures within a period of three days upon receipt of the delivery agent during the delivery authorized representative or the candidate or the candidate proposals before the first election day in the competent Electoral Commission by registered mail.

(4) the formality of the registered letter is omitted if the improved election proposal or the improved announcement of candidacy is passed which or the Chairman of the competent Election Commission personally within the time limit of paragraph 3. The handover is to confirm in writing by the Chairman or the Chairman of the Election Commission as well as by a person present at the same time during the transfer. The date, the time and the place of delivery are to be noted on the improved proposal or the improved announcement of candidacy.

(5) deferred election proposals and nominations are not timely submitted again to improve, this election proposals and these nominations are considered as withdrawn.

Withdrawal of proposals and candidacies

Section 30 (1) to withdraw the nomination or candidacy through a written statement a group of election advertising or a candidate or a candidate. This declaration must proposals at the latest four weeks before the first election day, and for candidatures at the latest three weeks before the first election day in the competent Electoral Commission be received and be signed by the authorised service representative or by the delivery agent of the candidate group and at least of half of the voters who supported the proposal at the time, of the candidate or of the candidates.

(2) a proposal is considered to have been withdrawn, if all candidates and candidates no later than four weeks have waived in writing before the first election day compared to the Electoral Commission on her candidacy.

(3) one candidate is considered to have been withdrawn, if the candidate or the candidate at the latest three weeks before the first election to the Election Commission waived in writing on his or her candidacy.

Invalid nominations and nominations

Section 31 (1) premature or delayed proposed election proposals and nominations and election proposals, the the provisions of § 22 para 1 and para 3 Z 1 to 3 and 5, as well as candidatures that do not comply with the provisions of § 28 para 1 to 4, and withdrawn nominations (§ 30) are invalid.

(2) in assessing the observance of time limits is the date and time of the task post office postmark or personal delivery applicable the date and the time of delivery. With illegible postmark the item's license can be requested by the Election Commission. In post stamps without specifying the time the shipment is considered to be given up to 12:00.

Approval and publication of election proposals

32. (1) is a proposal to allow valid and by the Electoral Commission, if he complies with the requirements of sections 22 to 27. A candidacy is valid and the Election Commission to allow, if it complies with the requirements of section 28.

(2) the election commissions have no later than four weeks before the last election on the basis of the approved valid election proposals to create the ballot for the election of the respective college representation and to deliver them to the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(3) the authorised valid nominations and nominations are in accordance with § 23, changed or improved in accordance with § 29 par. 3 in the form no later than three weeks before the first election day after authorities arranged to announce section 24 para 5 and § 25 paragraph 2. Section 11 applies to the statement form.

(4) any defects found after the publication of election proposals and candidacies does not affect the validity of this election proposals and candidacies.

(5) at the same time with the publication of the election proposals has the determination of the number of mandates to be awarded for each institution to be carried out.

5. section

Conduct of elections

Notice of polling stations and the electoral times

33. (1) the election commissions have to announce the election times and the polling stations at the latest two weeks before the first election day. Section 11 applies to the statement form.

(2) in determining the election time is to proceed so that it is possible to exercise the right to vote for all voters and voters. On every election day at least six hours must be, at least 24 hours for the voting available at the three Wahltagen. On the last election day, the election acts must be stopped to no later than 17:00. The electoral commissions or lower election commissions in educational institutions in accordance with article 1, paragraph 1 Z 2 to 5 HSG 2014, at which there are in-service studies, are entitled to adopt an extension of choice action on the last election day until no later than 19:00.


(3) to educational institutions, where no national - and Student Union is established, at least two hours must be on every election day, at least 12 hours for voting available at the three Wahltagen. On the last election day, the election acts must be stopped to no later than 17:00. The electoral commissions or lower election commissions in educational institutions in accordance with article 1, paragraph 1 Z 2 to 5 HSG 2014, at which there are in-service studies, are entitled to adopt an extension of choice action on the last election day until no later than 19:00.

No-zone

Section 34 (1) at the polling station and within a radius of (prohibition zone) to be determined by the competent Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission through decision is especially through speeches to the voters and voters or by stroke or distributing election advertising forbidden on the Wahltagen any kind of campaigning. The district must be not less than 15 metres and not more than 50 metres from the entrance of the election Lok ales. The district is at least seven days before the first election day, see description of the premises comprised in any case, by the zone or area, published.

(2) offences referred to in paragraph 1 can be punished up to 300 euros by the district administrative authority with a fine of 100 euros.

Polling stations

35. (1) the choice is accessible to enable.

(2) the Rector or the Rector of the University or the College of education or the head or the head of a private university or representative or the representative of the holder of a college degree has to provide suitable polling stations, as well as on a computer with Internet access and printers in accordance with article 14, paragraph 1, and article 25, paragraph 1 HSG 2014 per Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission, as well as a computer with Internet access per Sub Commission for the implementation of the election act at the relevant educational institution. The computer and the Internet have equipped with appropriate hardware and software systems to ensure the functioning of (E.g. anti-virus program, firewall) to be.

(3) the required furnishings of choice locomotive ales, like the ballot box and the required polling booths with appropriate facilities, are to deploy at the relevant educational institution by the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission.

(4) at the polling station only their subsidiary organs, the observers and observers, voters and voters to submit of the vote, and that may be admitted except the members of the Election Commission or Election Commission and its sub commissions required persons if necessary to the maintenance of peace and order. After the vote, the electorate and voters have to leave the polling station without delay.

(5) if it appears necessary to undisturbed conduct of the election, the Election Commission or the Election Commission or the Sub-Commission can have that the voters and voters only individually at the polling station are allowed.

Election cell

Section 36 (1) in every polling place must have at least one election cell. To enable a faster implementation of the Electoral Act, several polling booths can be for an Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or the Commission, as far as the monitoring of the Election Act are not endangered.

(2) the election cell is to produce, so that the voters and voters in the cell unattended by any other persons present at the polling station can fill out the ballots and the election envelope. If there are specially designed, fixed cells not be available for this purpose, each allocation device at the polling station, which prevents a watching of the voters or the voter in the election cell is sufficient.

(3) the election cell is to provide with a table and a Chair or a desk stand and a writing pad, to equip them with the necessary writing materials for filling out the ballot, and enough to illuminate.

(4) the selection cell is to be checked regularly by the competent Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission.

Management of choice and start the election action

Section 37 (1) the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission responsibility the management of the Electoral Act and the custody of the election rules.

(2) or the President has to provide for the maintenance of peace and order in the Election Act.

(3) or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission has on the first election day before the appointed time of the choice of the voters - and electoral roll in addition to the prepared vote directories, to pass the closed counted envelopes with the access permissions of the subcommittees to the electronic election administration system, the election envelopes and the counted official ballots, the Election Commission or the Election Commission or the established subcommittees in accordance with § 10. Immediately prior to the election, the members of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission have to convince that the ballot box is empty and the facilities provided in accordance with § 35 paragraph 2 is operational.

(4) in accordance with the first and second election day are to seal the offing and the ballot boxes with ballots and election envelopes contained therein, as well as the sealed envelopes with the access permissions of the subcommittees to the electronic election administration system of the members of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission and to keep up to the continuation of the Electoral Act under lock and key, and sure to be kept.

Exercise of right to vote

38. (1) is the right to vote for the Federal representation and the representation of the College to exercise as follows:



1. by personal voting before the competent Election Commission or Election Commission or Subcommittee of which or the student is eligible to vote, if no card was issued, 2. an electoral card issued either by returning the sealed card at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union or after submitting this card together with all documents before the competent Electoral Commission or Election Commission or Commission, of which or the student is eligible to vote , by personal voting.

(2) the right to vote for the election of student representation is by personal voting before the competent Electoral Commission or Election Commission or Subcommittee where that or the student is eligible to vote, to exercise.

(3) to voters, which are approved for several studies or who are admitted for studies, which are carried out jointly by several educational institutions, and who on the basis of the Organization of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission to exert their right to vote for the various organs at several electoral commissions or under election committees or subcommittees, whose spheres of influence overlap, applies, that to exercise the right to vote for the Federal representation and the respective college representation on the occasion of the first election Act Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission at the relevant educational institution is.

(4) the right to vote of students who are approved for individual studies, is to exercise at that Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission, which is 2014 responsible on the basis of determining pursuant to § 47 para 4 HSG.

(5) voters blind, severely visually impaired and body or sensory disability may guide a companion that can select themselves, and in personal voting help from this leave. An own ballot template for to provide is blind and severely visually impaired voters as a tool to enable the independent exercise of choice. This ballot template is to take by blind and severely visually impaired voters to the electoral process. In electoral processes, where no Companion is required, the choice of cell may be entered only by one person.

(6) as body or mind-disabled persons, completion of the official ballot without assistance may not apply.

(7) the Election Commission or the Election Commission or the Sub-Commission decides concerning the permissibility of the use of an attendant in case of doubt. Each vote with the help of an accompanying person it should be noted in the minutes of the election process.

Determination of the identity and the right to vote

Each female voter and each voter at an educational institution has 39. (1) before the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission to prove his or her identity by means of educational institution-specific ID of driver's license, passport or identity card or of students (student card).

(2) the determination of eligibility shall be made exclusively on the basis of the voters - and voters list in accordance with article 18, para. 3 and of the electronically guided vote directory.

Voting


40. (1) has each and every students first point through a student identity card, a passport or an identity card or a driver's license. A member of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission has then to check what choice permissions are already been exercised by the or the students in the election administration system. He or she is registered in the voter list and voters - and he or she has no mention that a voting card to him or her has been shipped or picked up by him or her, he or she has no notice that the individual right to vote already is exercised, so that or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission has to pass her or him the empty envelope of choice and the official ballot due to her or him. The official ballots must be equipped with a solid stamp of the respective Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission before the start of the Election Act.

(2) the or of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission has to instruct the voters or the voters, to go into the election cell. There the voters or the voter fills out the official ballots, puts it in the envelope, emerges from the election cell and passes the envelope which or the Chairman. This or this sets the election envelope unopened in the ballot box.

(3) is a mistake of the voters or the voters when filling out an official ballot, so a further official ballot is her or him on her or his desire to follow. The voters or the voters has to render useless the her or him first issued official ballots before the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission by tearing and to take in order to safeguard the secrecy of choice with it.

(4) the handing over of a further official ballot is to hold in any case in the minutes of the election process.

Electronically-managed poll directory

Section 41 (1) the voters or voters, abandoned or of her or his voice is by a member of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission to note: voting in the election administration system electronically guided vote directory.

(2) at the same time the voting must be entered additionally by a member of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission in a paper-based voting directory according to the model of annex 7 consecutive number and burial of the identifying characteristic (ID).

(3) at the same time, her or his name by another Member of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission in the paper-based voters and electoral roll is to delete.

(4) the use of the electronically guided vote directory has to be done with the following stipulations:



1. the construction of the electronically guided vote directory has to comply with the voting directory according to the model of annex 7.

2. the electoral commissions or lower election commissions have separated the electronic vote directories to print for each established under Commission after closing the polling stations.

3. the printed pages of the electronically guided vote directory form the vote directory's subsequent writing.

4. the data of those who may be stored on an external disk encrypted which is sure to be kept and to protect from the access of unauthorized persons, and must be deleted after full expression, but not later than one week after the last election.

5. the members of the Election Commission or Election Commission and its subcommittees and the observers and observers is to provide access to the electronically guided vote directory at any time.

6 in the case of failure of one of the EDP component supporting the electronically guided vote directory is to interrupt the election action by the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission and continue until after you restore the full functionality of.

Endorsement of the vote in the student identity card

§ 42. The Election Commission or Election Commission can set by decision, voting at a suitable place in the student identity card can additionally be noted that unless the identity has been proven by the student identity card.

Cases of doubt

43. (1) has the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission only students are included in the voter list and voters - are and have demonstrated their identity (section 39), to allow the vote.

(2) reasonable doubts on the identity of an or a voter, he or she is to by the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission to vote to admit only if this person can clearly prove his or her identity by additional official photo identification.

(3) doubt in the meaning of paragraph 2 may be collected only as long as by the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission members and of the observers and the observers as long as the person on whose identity is in doubt, has not selected.

(4) the decision not to admit a person to the election, the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission, must take place before handing over the ballots. No ordinary appeal is allowed against the decision.

(5) decisions under paragraph 4 are to be noted in the minutes of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission.

Official ballot

The official ballot to be 8 to 10 according to the model of the equipment must be section 44 (1) to vote. Depending on the type of organs to be elected are the official ballots in different colors to produce.

(2) the official ballots for the Federal representation, the college representatives and the study agencies need to be established in the following colours:



1 light blue ballots for the election of the Federal Council, 2 beige ballot for the election of representatives of the College and 3 color distinguishable ballot for the election of student representatives.

(3) on the official ballot the candidate groups (section 22) or the candidates and candidates for degree representations (paragraph 28) in the order are shown to make, resulting from their previous votes in the body to be elected. Election advertising groups not previously represented the institutions concerned or candidates and candidates must be connected in alphabetical order.

(4) the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission may decide if the technical requirements are fulfilled, that assessment of the election results is made automatically using bar codes. A such decision exists, so the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission has the inclusion of bar codes on the official ballot in the way to get a clearly identifiable barcode is assigned to each candidate group or each candidate and each candidate.

(5) the printing of official ballots is to get at the latest simultaneously with the announcement of the nominations by the or organs to be elected the Chairman of each Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission for all of the educational institutions.

(6) the Chairman of the electoral commissions or lower election commissions have to request time for visually impaired and blind students ballot templates on or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union in the required number. That or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to provide the requested number. The costs shall be borne pro rata according to the half of the Austrian students and Student Union and half aliquot to the number of ordinary members of students - and high schoolchildren in the educational institutions.

(7) for the absentee voting are 9 absentee ballot official ballot after the pattern of the 8 absentee ballot system and the system to use and have a note "Absentee ballot" to contain.

Election envelopes

Non-transparent election envelopes are section 45 (1) for the choice to use.

(2) the installation of words and comments, or sign on the election envelopes is not permitted. When the absentee ballot, the election envelopes may be used with names of the organs to be elected (article 56).

(3) the Election Commission or Election Commission can set by decision, that the name of the educational institution on the election envelopes can be printed.

Valid ballots

46. (1) the official ballot is valid filled, if is to see clearly out of it, which election advertising group or which candidate or which candidates the voters or voters wanted to vote. This is the case, if the voters or voters in one left of the designation of the candidate group (the candidate or the candidate) printed circuit attaches a lying cross or other mark, clearly stating that he or she wants to choose the choice advertisers group, run on the same line, or the candidate or the candidates.


(2) the official ballot is filled but also then valid if the will of the voters or the selector in other ways, E.g. by hook, underline, clearly to identify other relevant labelling of a group of the candidate or a candidate or a candidate or groups candidate by flicking through the other or candidates and candidates.

(3) is called a candidate or a candidate for study missions more than once on a ballot, the nomination is simply to count.

Invalid ballots

47. (1) is a ballot invalid, or at if another was referred to as the official, with the solid stamp of the respective Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission, ballot papers was used to vote or the ballot so was affected by ripping off a part that not more the voters or voters wanted to vote which election advertising group (which candidate or which candidates) or no choice promotional Group (no candidate or no candidate) it is clear, or two or more advertisers choice group became known Student representatives elections more candidates and candidates were named as mandates for the institution are to forgive or not is evident from the character expressed by the voters or the voters or the other signs, which election advertising group (which candidate or which candidate) wanted to vote he or she.

(2) If an election envelope contains several official ballots for the same organ to be selected, these ballots are invalid.

(3) blank election envelopes count as invalid vote for all organs selectable in the Electoral Commission (Sub-Commission).

(4) words, remarks or signs that were placed on the official ballot except to identify the candidate set (the candidate or the candidate) does not affect the validity of a ballot if this is not one of the stated reasons of invalidity is. In the election envelope inserts of any kind do not affect the validity of the official ballot.

Examination of the ballots and votes count

48. (1) if the time fixed for the election story has expired and all previously selected published by voters at the polling station, has to explain that or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission voting closed. After the vote, the polling station is to close only the members of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission, which help organs and observers and observer may remain, in which.

(2) the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission has thoroughly to mix the ballot of the election envelopes, emptying the ballot box and to determine:



1. the number of the election envelopes entered into by the voters and voters, 2. the number of voters registered in the electronically guided voting and voters, 3. in the case of the difference between the numbers in accordance with no. 1 and no. 2 the alleged reason why the number of the election envelopes does not match the number of voters registered in the electronically guided voting and voters.

(3) the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission has to open the election envelopes entered into by the voters and voters, to take over the ballot, to verify the validity, to provide and separately to determine the invalid ballots with sequential numbers for each institution:



1. the total of the votes, 2. the sum of the invalid votes, 3. the sum of the valid votes, 4. the sum of on each candidate group or the valid votes deleted on the individual candidates and candidates.

(4) the findings made pursuant to paragraph 3 are in the fastest way, if possible by phone, to announce the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission.

(5) the members of the subcommittees and the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission observers and observers are from or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission their duty of secrecy of the election results until the announcement to indicate.

Certification of the electoral process

49. (1) has the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission to create this the election process and the election results in a transcript after the pattern of the annex 11 and to enter the election results of the election of the Federal Council and the College representative at the relevant educational institution in the election administration system.

(2) the minutes shall contain at least:



1. the name place of choice, the choice locomotive and the pre-election, 2. the names of arriving and absent members of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission and the present observers and observer, 3. the exact number of official ballots have been applied to each institution, 4. the time of the beginning and the conclusion of the Election Act, 5. any decisions of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission on the admission or rejection by voters and voters to vote (§ 43) , 6. other decisions of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission taken during the election (E.g. interruption of the Electoral Act, voting with the help of an attendant, handing a further official ballot), 7 the findings of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission according to § 48 para 2 and 3; If invalid votes were found, also the reason for the invalidity of any ballot is to lead, if the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission assessed a ballot not unanimously considered invalid.

(3) the transcript is to be attached:



1. the voters - and roll of electoral, 2. the invalid ballots, to pack the own envelopes for each institution separately with corresponding inscriptions are printed electronically guided vote directory and the directory of the paper-based voting, 3., 4. the valid ballots, the candidate groups or the candidates and candidates separately for each institution with appropriate inscriptions to pack the are, 5 which not the levy arrived at official ballot , to package that also own envelopes with corresponding inscriptions.

(4) the minutes shall be signed by the members present and observers, and observers of the Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission. If the signature is not paid by all members present, is to state the reason.

(5) the minutes together with its supplements creates the Act.

Special circumstances

Circumstances a 50th (1), that prevent voting, so each election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission can interrupt the election act or within the particular pre-election move them beyond about the election time. At the imminent danger may be such interruption and displacement by the or by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union. Here are the times referred to in article 33.

(2) any shift is immediately in an appropriate manner to be published.

(3) has already started the voting the offing and the ballot box with the election envelopes contained therein and ballots by the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission or Sub-Commission are the continuation of the Electoral Act under lock and key to take and sure to be kept.

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Implementation of the absentee

Voting after issued voting card

51. (1) a voting card of an or an eligible voters was requested and sent to these or these or picked up by this or that in the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union, this card a personal vote before the competent Election Commission or Election Commission under Commission for the election of the Federal Council and the College Office only, tax.

(2) the representation of the study must be selected before the competent Election Commission or Election Commission or Sub-Commission personally.

Applying for a card

52. (1) a choice card according to the model of annex 12 for the election of the Federal Council and the college representatives can at the reporting date according to § 47 para 5 HSG 2014 following day until a week before the first election day at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union in accordance with article 44, paragraph 2 HSG 2014, see proof of identity of the applicant or the applicant's , are requested as follows:



1. in writing, by means of registered letter or 2 personally at the Election Commission of the Austrian students - and Student Union or 3rd electronic, by filling out and submitting the "E form", on the website established for the implementation of the students - and high student body elections (article 4, paragraph 1 Z 2).


(2) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has the address for a written application for a voting card and a personal application for an electoral map the location and opening hours by decision to set and to be published in accordance with § 11 and to publish.

(3) the identity of the applicant or of the applicant shall be as follows:



1. If a written request by adding a copy of the student card or identity card or passport of driver's license;

2. when a personal request by submission of the student identity card or identity card or passport or of driver's license and submit of a copy of this.

3. in the case of an electronic application for using the citizen card, including those using mobile phone (mobile signature), or by uploading a copy of student ID card or identity card or passport of driver's license in the "E-form".

(4) the applicant or the applicant takes the form of delivery (§ 53 para 1 sub-para. 5) to announce.

(5) a voter or a voter applied for a voting card, which or the voters of the ballots for the election of the Federal representation and all ballots for the election of the college representatives, for which this or that is eligible to vote, are transmitted.

(6) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is entitled by decision service providers with the management of the Organization of the order, to order management and dispatch of the voting cards.

(7) appeal the deletion of the electronic ID card copies and the destruction of ID card copies in paper form at the earliest after final decision of any appeal and any later than one week after the final decision must be made.

Application for issue of an election card

53. (1) has an application for a voting card in accordance with article 52 (request for issue of an election card) to contain the following minimum content:



1. family name or last name and first name, 2. date of birth, 3. social security number or replacement indicator, 4. educational institution-specific personal identifier, 5. indication of the type of delivery: personal collection from the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union or postal delivery under indication of the delivery address, 6 proof of identity, 7 email.

(2) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to make a choice card on the basis of an application for issue of a choice card only if the transmitted data and information referred to in paragraph 1 of the applicant or the applicant's are complete and legible.

Capture the choice card application in the election administration system

54. (1) the information pursuant to § 53 of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union have been transmitted completely, is in an electronic application to complete filling of the fields in the "E-form" by the applicant or the applicant or if a written application after complete filling of the fields in the "E-form" by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union and final activity of the field 'choice card application send' , the choice card application recorded in the electoral administration.

(2) the information pursuant to § 53 of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union on a personal application completely specified in a form been, is the application by the applicant or the applicant of the choice card application in the election administration system to capture.

Review of eligibility when applying for a card

The choice card applications pursuant to § 54 para 1 and 2 are 55. (1) the election administration system to save and make the choice card applications be corrected voters list of and voters (voters - and electoral roll BV) by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union on the existence of the eligibility of the applicant or the applicant's and to complement the or of the voters from the voters - and electoral roll BV following data :



1. the identification (ID) and 2nd all choice privileges.

(2) after checking the existence of the choice privileges is the citizen card provided in writing or electronically requests, with the exception of the proof of identity through the use, including those via mobile phone (mobile signature), to send an E-Mail with a confirmation link and a link of rejection of to the email addresses provided by the educational institution or educational institutions in accordance with section 16 of the applicant or the applicant's. Only when calling the confirmation link confirms the identity of the applicant or the applicant's, the choice card is effectively applied for and to apply in the election administration system. Called the reject link, the choice card application is considered withdrawn.

Preparation of shipping/pick up the voting cards by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union

Section 56 (1) which added choice card application is the data referred to in article 55, paragraph 1 of the or of the voting in the election administration system to save.

(2) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee) has to check this choice cards applications apparent in the election administration system and edit as follows:



1. the voting card is to be provided according to the model of annex 12 with the following information: a. name and address specified in the choice card application the or of the eligible students, b. educational institution-specific personal identifier (serial number, personal ID number, personal identifiers) or social security number, c. number and label the organs to be elected, d. address of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union, on which the choice card is and e. identification (ID) , also in the form of a bar code.

2. the ballot for all election permissions covered by the absentee are to resolve together with the matching envelopes and a personalized cover letter of the electoral map; all documents are to give in a parent envelope and seal.

(3) the election envelopes when choosing a letter are provide in the following colours:



1 light blue election envelopes for the ballot for the election of the Federal representation with the imprint "Federal representation", 2 beige election envelopes for ballots for the electoral of college representation with the imprint of the designation of the respective college representation.

(4) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee) has to be closed the above envelope after checking and matching the choice privileges and to note this procedure in the electoral administration. When requested from personal collection, this note is to make only after has been picking up.

Returning the voting cards

57. (1) is made use of the privilege to vote in the way of returning the closed voting card to the Election Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (absentee ballot), the voters or voters to give the official ballots completed by him or her in the respective election envelopes. This election envelopes are to be closed and the electoral map to give, then is to declare that he or she personally, unnoticed and unaffected has completed the official ballot affidavit on the electoral map by handwritten signatures. Then is to seal the electoral map and to convey that the electoral map received there at the latest on the second election day at 18:00, otherwise it is not included in results analysis in time to the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(2) a return delivery in accordance with paragraph 1 of the electoral map at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is allowed:



1. by personal delivery of the electoral map in the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee) or 2. by submitting (post, Messenger etc.) the electoral map at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Commission).

(3) voting by absentee ballot is in absence of invalidity grounds pursuant to § 59 Z 1 or 4 or 5 or 7 and considered for receipt of the card in the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee) until 18:00 on the second election day for the counting.

Recording the time received voting cards and examination of the ballots and votes counting


58. (1) the election map is reached before the second election day at 18:00 at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee), this has to check the received voting cards on the integrity of the CAP, to open the flap of the card and to check on the visibility of the data of the voters or the selector and the existence of the affidavits. Voting cards that do not meet these requirements, are not included in the results analysis. The entrance of the voting card is to be noted in the election administration system. This note in the election administration system causes that exerted by the absentee voting rights for the Federal Agency and the college representatives may be exercised not more personally.

(2) the voting cards are sure to be kept up to the time of the count by the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(3) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union may start with the counting of absentee votes at the last election day at 12:00 noon at the earliest.

(4) before the ballot count in accordance with paragraph 3, the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to open the received in good time and with einzubeziehenden voting cards referred to in paragraph 1 and to set the election envelopes contained in the containers for this purpose prepared separately for the Federal representation and the representation of each College.

(5) voting cards, where a ground for invalidity pursuant to section 59 is Nos. 2 and 3, may be not included in the results analysis. Not with einzubeziehende voting cards and electoral envelopes shall be accompanied by the Act. The reasons for the non-inclusion of the voting cards and electoral envelopes have to be recorded in the minutes.

(6) after thoroughly mixing of the with einzubeziehenden election envelopes, the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has separated them for Federal representation and the representation of each College to open, remove the ballot, to check their validity, consecutive number to the invalid ballots and to determine for the votes cast via absentee ballot:



1. the total of the votes for the Federal representation and representation of each College, 2. the sum of the invalid votes for the Federal representation and representation of each College, 3. the sum of the valid votes for the Federal representation and representation of each College, 4. the sum of on each candidate group for the Federal representation and the representation of each College deleted the valid votes.

(7) the members of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union (Sub-Committee) and observers and observer are of the or the Chairman their duty to maintain secrecy of letter election result until the announcement to indicate.

Grounds for invalidity

section 59. Voting via absentee ballot is void if:



1. the affidavit on the voting card or obviously not by the voter or the electorate was traded, 2. no election envelopes containing electoral map, 3rd election map containing more election envelopes, as voting rights are available to the or the voters, 4. integrity checking has revealed that the electoral map is so damaged, that a previous abusive removal or set back the inverted election envelopes cannot be ruled out , 5. on the basis of an application of fields located under the flap of the electoral map the data or the signature of the voters or the selector can be made no longer visible or 6 the choice card not later than on the second election day at 18:00 at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union is received, 7 for an educational institution not more than three voting cards back were submitted.

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Election result

Bringing together the election results

60. (1) the offing of the subcommittees are immediately the competent Election Commission or to submit sealed the ballots and other documents are sealed to be kept in an appropriate place at the educational institution.

(2) the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission has for the Federal representation, to comprise the University representation and the study missions to the subcommittees votes and determine the election result for this. These votes determined by the Election Commission or Election Commission are to complement the votes by absentee ballot for the respective college representation and to deliver the votes of the election of the Federal representation on the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union. This has then the submitted votes for the election of the Federal representation with the letter choice vote to add. It is a transcript, be accompanied of a copy of the transcript of the subcommittees is to create the provisions of § 49 para 2 to 4.

Act

61. (1) the Act of the Election Commission form the offing of the subcommittees and the records in accordance with section 60, paragraph 2 and article 62 par. 2.

(2) the Electoral Commission has the offing in orderly and clear form for a period of five years, to keep the ballots for a period of two years. The Act at the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union includes the offing concerning the absentee ballot.

Allocation of mandates for the Federal representation, the college representatives and the study agencies

62. (1) the allocation of mandates for the Federal representation, the college representatives and the study agencies immediately after determining the election's outcome must be made. Here, HSG is 2014 to proceed according to the provisions of articles 52 to 54.

(2) on the allocation of mandates at the candidate groups and the candidates and candidates for degree representations an own transcript is for any elected body after the pattern of the systems of 13 to 15 to customize.

Announcement of the election results

The Chairman of the electoral commissions have 63. (1) the election results to the Federal agency or the college representatives and study posts immediately, no later than one week after the last election, in the form prescribed in section 11 to announce and publish.

(2) this is to specify:



1. the numerical outcome, ordered after candidate groups or candidates, 2 the number of mandates attributable to the candidate group, 3. the selected candidates and candidates at study agencies.

Understanding of the chosen

The selected mandatary and mandates of the Federal representative, the college representatives and study agencies are 64. (1) to put or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of their choice within a day after announcement of the election results in knowledge. Also an additional verifiable notification can be done on the Election Commission's decision. These forms are following the pattern of plant 16 to use. The election is considered to have been accepted if that or the chosen rejects his or her selection within a period of three days after the announcement of the election result by registered letter to the Election Commission.

(2) that the selected for the Federal representation or college representative disclaims or his or her choice, as the mandate will be allocated or the candidate next in the nomination of the candidate group or candidates.

(3) a selected or a selected for the study representative rejects the choice, is the mandate to assign the candidate or the candidate with the next highest number of votes.

(4) a substitute person or a candidate or a candidate rejects the mandate, he or she is on the list of candidates and candidates to delete.

Appeals against the election of the Federal Council

Section 65 (1) has the Federal Minister or the Minister on appeals for infringement of the provisions concerning the election procedures for the election of the Federal agency decision to decide.

(2) any election advertising group for Federal representation is entitled to submit objections against the respective choice on or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union within two weeks of the announcement of the election results.

(3) the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union has to respond to the opposition and to submit the objection and the opinion of the Minister or the Minister.

(4) an appeal is to be held and to declare the election invalid if essential provisions of the electoral process were injured and this could affect the mandate assignments. An election declared invalid is to repeat HSG 2014 in accordance with the § 58.


(5) will be granted an appeal against the numerical determination of an Electoral Commission or a lower Electoral Commission or incorrect mathematical investigations in the mandate allocation determination is to rectify and to revoke the was proclaiming of the Election Commission or Election Commission to announce the correct results. In this case, there is at best a new allocation of mandates to be carried out. The incorrect assigned mandates expire with legal force of the decision on the opposition.

(6) against the decision of the Minister or the Federal Minister, appeal to the Federal Administrative Court may be brought within four weeks.

(7) in proceedings for a decision on an objection or a complaint have all candidate groups for representing federal party position.

Appeals against the election of college representatives and the study agencies

66. (1) has the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union over objections due to infringement of the rules on the election procedure for the elections in all organs of the students - and high schoolchildren and to educational institutions, where no national - or high schoolchildren is set to decide the college representatives and student representatives with notice.

(2) any election advertising group and each candidate or each candidate to the study of representations is entitled to submit objections against the respective choice on or the Chairman of the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission within two weeks of the announcement of the election results.

(3) the Election Commission or Election Commission has to comment on the opposition and to submit the objection and the opinion of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union.

(4) an appeal is to be held and to declare the election invalid if essential provisions of the electoral process were injured and this could affect the mandate assignments. An election declared invalid is to repeat HSG 2014 in accordance with the § 58.

(5) will be granted an appeal against the numerical determination of an Election Commission or Election Commission or incorrect mathematical investigations in the mandate allocation determination is to rectify and to revoke the was proclaiming of the Election Commission or Election Commission to announce the correct results. In this case, there is at best a new allocation of mandates to be carried out. The incorrect assigned mandates expire with legal force of the decision on the opposition.

(6) against the decision of the Electoral Commission of the Austrian students and Student Union, complaints to the respective country administrative court may be brought within four weeks.

(7) in proceedings for a decision on an objection or a complaint have all candidate groups and the candidates admitted to the election and candidates to the respective institution or appropriate College representative studies represent party position.

Last number redial

67. (1) is this choice within 60 days of the legal force of the decision making on the basis of an objection due to infringement of the provisions concerning the election process shall repeat a choice necessary. Course free are times and registration deadlines in this period not to be expected.

(2) the last number redial is making in a week from Tuesday to Thursday. It is inadmissible to hold redial during the lecture-free period and the registration deadlines. The pre-election are after consulting of the Austrian students and Student Union of students - and high schoolchildren and University agencies in educational institutions, in which no students - and Student Union is set up, the Minister or the Minister by regulation to set.

(3) the Redial underlie the election proposals approved for choosing repealed insofar as it is not withdrawn before the election. The lodgement and admission of new proposals of also new place group is allowed. The proposal tabled by the respective candidate group in the cancelled election is considered to have been withdrawn, if the new proposal is approved by the Electoral Commission or Electoral Commission.

(4) the decision on the cancellation of the election is only valid in the last quarter of the term of Office, eliminating the last number redial and the organs or the college representatives and the study agencies have further exert its function until the expiry of the term of Office.

(5) these regulations also apply to nominations for the election of student representatives.

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Final provisions

Entry into force

section 68. This Regulation shall enter into force 1 October 2014.

Transitional provisions

69. (1) the order of election proposals for the Federal representation on the ballot results in the Committee - and high student body election 2015 from the voting strength of the clubs according to § 8 section 3 HSG 1998, unless a written confirmation of the or of the respective Club Chairman in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1, of the Statute of the Austrian students and Student Union in the version of June 28, 2014, the respective election proposal is changed , in which this or that confirmed that the proposal is supported by his or her Club.

(2) each club can support only a proposal. A date which is seven weeks before the first election day, is to be used for the assessment of the voting strength of the clubs. Several clubs have the same voting strength, the lot decides between them.

(3) election proposals, supported by any club, are to line up behind the other nominations in alphabetical order.

(4) election advertising at the end groups on the Federal Council, in accordance with paragraph 1 by a club in accordance with § 8 section 3 HSG 1998, Federal Law Gazette I no. 22/1999, are supported, are in any case entitled the students - and high student body election by 2015 to preserve the name of the respective supporting clubs as the candidate group.

(5) the election proposals for the pedagogical college representatives, representatives of the University of applied sciences and the private university representatives or nominations for studying representations of these educational institutions are to perform for the students - and high student body election by 2015 on the ballot in alphabetical order.

(6) summary several study missions to a degree representation by the University representation in the sense of article 19 paragraph 2 HSG 2014 at educational institutions, to which is still no college representatives pursuant to section 3 para 2 or 3 HSG are 2014 furnished, HSG may be due in accordance with article 70, paragraph 1 the organs in accordance with § 5 FHStG or section 20a para 1 No. 2 HSG 1998 be decided 2014 in the Office.

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