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Time schedule elections 2021

University elections will be held from 17 to 21 May 2021. During that period, you can vote online for student members of the University Council, the student and staff members of the Faculty Councils and the LUMC Student Council. There are also elections for the Employee Councils.

Time schedule

12 April

Reference date and determination of electoral registers. On this day it is determined who can choose and who can apply. The Electoral Offices will have more time this year to establish the electoral registers.

13-16 April

Submission of candidacy 
If you want to fulfill a position in participation, you must apply with a digital form between 13 and 16 April. This form must be sent to the relevant Polling station. Read more about the application and the digital forms.

Checking the electoral register
On these days, you can request the relevant Polling station to check that you are properly registered for the elections. You must send an e-mail from your uMail or ULCN account to the Polling station. Requests from other email accounts will not be processed due to privacy regulations. If your name is not in the electoral register, you can request the Polling station to improve the register. The Polling station will make a decision on this request no later than April 19. If you do not agree with this decision, you can lodge an appeal within four working days. A special committee will then make a decision as soon as possible.

19 April

On 19 April, the Polling station will decide whether the applications meet all requirements. If not, candidates have the opportunity to have the errors corrected on 20 and 21 April. If you do not agree with the decision about the candidacy, you can appeal within four working days. The electoral committee will take a decision on this request no later than 22 April.

17-21 May

Voting is possible from Monday 17 May 9:00 hours to Friday 21 May 16:00 hours. Students and staff members will receive an email for this, but they can also vote directly via the election app. You can vote online for student members of the University Council, the student and staff members of the Faculty Councils and the LUMC Student Council. There are also elections for the Employee Councils.

26 May
On 26 May, the President of the University Council will announce the result of the vote. The way in which this will be done will be announced. An appeal may be lodged against the result within four days. The decision on such an appeal will be announced in accordance with the applicable terms.
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