The Central Election Committee of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) appeals to every member of ISYY to vote in the Representative Council elections.
The fifth Representative Council elections of ISYY are now going on. In the previous elections, the voter turnout was 24,3 %. Now it’s time to break the boundary of 30 %!
By participating in the Representative Council elections, you can best influence the most important matters of your student life and take part in the decision-making. Don’t miss this chance; give your vote to your favorite candidate! You can vote via the electronic ballot box (registering with the UEF username).
Voting matters. The Representative Council members have the power to decide about matters concerning the Student Union and affect on your time as a student in the University as well as the services offered to you by the Student Union. Thus, voting will affect your life directly! If you don’t know whom to vote, get acquainted with candidates with the voting aid.
All members of the Student Union, who have registered as attending students at the University of Eastern Finland before the 23rd of October 2017, are eligible voters. Voting is easier than signing up for an exam! All eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting happens. Each person can vote only once.
Advance voting of the Representative Council elections is during the 30th of October to the 3rd of November 2017. The actual voting day is on the 8th of November 2017. It is possible to vote from 9am to 00 (midnight) during the advance voting period and from 9am to 6pm on the actual voting day.
The Representative Council of the Student Union consists of 39 Representative Council members, “edators”, elected through elections. The Representative Council makes significant decisions concerning all students, for example the Student Union budget, membership fee, action plan, rules, alignments, and so on. The action plan and the alignments for example define, how the Student Union will operate during the present year and what matters will especially be enhanced – for example how the student housing should be developed?
Put 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. And that’s all there is to it!
In the Representative Council elections, even a one vote can make a difference!
Sami Gabbouj, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 045 355 9399, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jarno Mäki, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 083 2100, email@example.com
Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8417, firstname.lastname@example.org