The ÖH election 2023 at the University of Salzburg – Simplified

The ÖH elections are coming up from 09 to 11 May and your student representatives will be newly elected: the student representatives, the university representatives and the federal representatives. But what does this election mean for you and your studies?

We can look back on many years of experience at the various levels of student representation and in the different committees and therefore know what we can achieve for you where and where we want to be active for you in the future.








  What will be elected?

Federal Representation, University Representation (List Election)
In the election for the federal representation and for the university representation, you can vote for one of the competing lists. The number of seats each list receives will be determined by the percentage of votes they receive.

Student representatives (personal election):
For student representation, there is a personal election. Depending on the number of students in your degree program, you can choose between three and five candidates.

 Where do students have a say?

Through your election, you have the power to choose your student
representatives. These representatives will speak on your behalf in central committees
and have a say in decisions that impact your studies and the environment in which you
study, at the department, faculty, and university level. Your vote in the election is crucial
in determining who will represent you in these important areas.

As LUKS, we have a proven track record of actively representing students in various
committees and commissions for years. We pride ourselves on being an independent
and critical voice for the student body in university representation.

 Your voice matters!

Your vote is crucial. Voter turnout is not only important feedback for representation work, but also strengthens the position of student representatives in every negotiation. Voter turnouts of barely 25% are disappointing.

To ensure your representation, we need your support.

If you want active, strong representation in your studies, you have to vote.

Manuel Gruber

In the ÖH election 2023 this is easier than ever before!

 How do you vote?

On site at the university

Federal representation
University representation (LUKS)
Student representative(s)

How to vote locally:

At the election you will get at least three ballot papers:

  • One for the election of the federal representation
  • One for the election of the university representatives
  • One or more for the student representatives of all your active studies.

Different election dates & locations:

Faculty of Law, Sala Terrena, Churfürststraße 1:

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Foyer, Rudolfskai 42:

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Unipark Nonntal, foyer, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1:

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Foyer B1, Hellbrunnerstraße 34:

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Techno-Z, meeting room 03, Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2:

  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Rif Castle, Foyer, Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein

  • Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Postal vote

Federal representation
University Representation (LUKS)


How to vote by postal ballot:

Step 1: Apply for an absentee ballot between 21 March and 2 May – you will need to confirm your identity by scanning your ID or using your citizen card/mobile phone signature:

Step 2: You will receive the absentee ballot card at the address given (in Austria and abroad).

Step 3: Fill out the electoral card by voting for LUKS in the election for university representation. Additionally, you may vote for one of the political groups running for federal representation..

Step 4: Return the election card: This must arrive in Vienna by 6 p.m. on 10 May at the latest. And you have already voted!

If you vote by postal vote, you cannot elect your student representative.


 LUKS: independent and critical!

Only those who are independent can actively and critically represent your interests without party-political interference.




Austrian People's Party


grüne & alternative student_innen

Die Grünen

The Green Alternative


Liste unabhängiger & kritischer Studierender


Liste unabhängiger & kritischer Studierender


Verband Sozialistischer Student_innen


Social Democratic Party of Austria


Junge liberale NEOS


The New Austria and Liberal Forum

We LUKS are not hobby politicians who see the ÖH as a stepping stone into federal politics, make big speeches and then have to bow to the federal party line. We work for the students in Salzburg and only measure ourselves by what we can achieve for you.


Impartial, critical and experienced.

You and your studies are at the forefront of every decision we make.

The only thing that counts for us is what we can achieve for you at our university.

Manuel Gruber

Attendance of mandataries at UV meetings (2019-2023*):

* As of 18.04.2023, source: UV protocols

  • LUKS 100% 100%
  • VSSTÖ 95,2% 95,2%
  • AG 88,5% 88,5%
  • GRAS 86,5% 86,5%
  • JUNOS 78,6% 78,6%

 Vote independent, vote critical, vote smart!

 Get active now!

In order for the ÖH Uni Salzburg to be active for the students at the various levels, it needs many committed students who stand up for their fellow students, good studies and a lively study environment.

With 572 student representatives, the ÖH Uni Salzburg is one of the most active ÖHs in Austria.

Get involved!

If you want to get active in your STV or want to run for your STV, get in touch with your STV. For information on everyday life in STVs, we can recommend the podcast „Franzi fragt nach! – Die StV im Rampenlicht“ by the ÖH.

Aktive Studienvertreter*innen an der ÖH Uni Salzburg

If our programme appeals to you and you want to volunteer in an independent & critical list for your fellow students and good study conditions, send us your letter of motivation to
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