Around 25.000 may exercise their voting right on April 21
April 18, 2016
The polls will be open from 10:00 to 19:00 in polling stations spread across all campuses. The results may be followed live on the institutional website and a large screen will be placed in the Historical Building
On April 21 the University of Oviedo will hold the elections to Rector, a process that may be joined by 24.957 members of the university community. The academic institution will set 25 polling stations in all the campuses available so those people included in the census may exercise their voting right between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. People can access real time results live on the institutional website after polls close, through the portal Elections to Rector 2016, and also thanks to a large screen placed in the Historical Building, as the results of the polls are announced.
The census consists of: 1.309 PhD. Lecturers with a permanent position (Group A); 1.121, rest of teaching and research staff (Group B); 21.580 students (Group C); and 947 members of the Administration and Services Staff (Group D). Throughout the day, anyone can access the institutional website to check participation by sectors and polling stations, and the scrutiny process will start at 7 p.m.
On March 23 the Electoral Board announced Full Professors Agustín Costa García, José Muñiz Fernández, Santiago García Granda and Pedro M. Sánchez Lazo as candidates to Rector of the University.
The Statutes of the University of Oviedo contain in Article 58.2 that the voting system will account for weighed votes, according to the following percentages: PhD Lecturers with a permanent position at the University, 55%; rest of teaching and research staff, 10%;students of the 3 cycles, 25%;and administrative and services staff, 10%.
On April 22 there will be a provisional announcement of the candidate who has obtained more than half of the votes. Majority will be reached when the votes get to 50,0001% of the weighed votes. In case none of the candidates obtain the required result in the first round, there will be a second voting process whose date will be fixed by the Electoral Board. Only the two most voted candidates may participate in this second round, taking into account the weighing established. The Rector will be the candidate that obtains a simple majority in the second round, according to the weighing system.