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An appeal for ISYY’s members: Become a candidate and vote

Thu 23 Sep 2021 08:00:00 AM EEST

The seventh elections for the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) Representative Council will be held this fall on all campuses. The elections will not succeed without good candidates and voters. Will you be one of them?

Is it difficult to understand what the Representative Council does?

To put it simply, the Student Union could be seen as a nation where students are its citizens. The citizens (students) elect the Parliament (Representative Council), who then elect the Committees and the Government (Executive Board).

By participating in the Representative Council elections, you can best influence the most important matters during your life as a student and take part in decision-making. Don’t miss your chance, become a candidate even if you don’t have any previous experience, and vote for a candidate who best represents the matters important to you.

Why should you become a candidate?

You should run as a candidate because as a Representative Council member, you will decide on the future of the Student Union, co-operate with the University, supervise students’ interests and take part in national student politics. You will also network with other students from different study fields and learn important skills from government and decision-making.

You don’t need to have previous experience to become a candidate!

If you are interested in becoming a candidate and getting to know the candidate lists, the candidate lists will still hold campaign days on the campuses of both cities on September 29th. until. You can find more detailed campaign dates on ISYY's website and in the election calendar linked below.

You will find instructions on how to become a candidate and the contact information for candidate lists spokespersons on ISYY’s website.

Why should you vote in the Representative Council elections?

In the previous ISYY elections, the voter turnout was 27,5 %. Let’s make sure that this year the voter turnout will be higher than in the last elections!

You should vote in the elections, because that way you get to choose the people who make decisions concerning the Student Union and the services ISYY offers to its members. By voting, you will have a chance to affect your own life at the university directly!

The Representative Council consists of 39 members who will decide on matters influencing all students, such as the Student Union budget, membership fee, action plan and rules.

Every vote counts, so use yours!

Elections timetable:

Nomination of candidates ends on 29.9.

Voting advice application opens on 15.10.

Advance voting takes place on 25.10.–29.10.

The actual voting day is 3.11

More information:

Elina Pitkänen, Coordinator of Administration, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8413

Oskari Jalkanen, Coordinator of Representative Council Elections, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), vaalikoordinaattori(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8429

Read more:

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: For Candidates

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: For Voters

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: Election Calendar

Follow the elections on social media with the hashtag #ISYYelections2021