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Use Your Vote in the European Elections 2019!

This spring is a good time to make a difference. We have already voted in the Finnish Parliamentary Elections, and now we have a chance to set the course of the European Parliament for the next five years!

What Elections?

The European Parliament is one of the legislative organs of the European Union. EU citizens elect members of the parliament in direct elections held in every member state every five years. The previous elections were held in 2014. 

Advance voting for the European Elections is held from the 15th to 21st of May in Finland, and from the 15th to 18th of May in other countries. In Finland, the election day is Sunday the 26th of May.

A citizen of another EU Member State living in Finland may choose to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland. This requires, however, that he or she has enrolled (until 7th of March) with the voting register in Finland beforehand to the local register office. If you are allowed to vote for another EU Member State in Finland, you should get the instructions to vote from your relevant authority of your home country. 

Everyone who is entitled to vote may vote at a general advance polling station, regardless of their municipality of residence. Anyone who is entitled to vote may also vote abroad at Finnish embassies. On election day, you must vote at the polling station assigned to you!

ISYY’s Election Events in Joensuu and Kuopio 

What are the European Elections? What does the European Parliament do? How doest the decision-making affect you? If you are unsure, no worries, ISYY organises on both of its campuses election events, where you can find out more about the European Parliament and the elections.

At the Joensuu campus, JEF-Finland and ISYY will organise an election fair, where you can meet the candidates, at the Carelia lobby on Friday the 26th of April from 10 am to 2 pm. During the fair from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, there is also a panel discussion at the Carelia lobby.

At the Kuopio campus, you can meet candidates at the Snellmania lobby on Thursday the 9th of May from 10 am to 13 am. On the same day, ISYY and SAVOTTA will organise a panel discussion in cafeSAVOTTA (Microkatu 1 E, 3 krs.) at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Both campuses will have election infos on Tuesday the 14th of May at Carelia and Snellmania lobbies from 10 am to 2 pm. We are serving some coffee and tea! ISYY is also organising an advance voting event for all students on Wednesday the 15th of May at 2 pm both in Joensuu and Kuopio.

The advance voting event in Joensuu starts in front of the Carelia building, where some coffee and tea is served. Come early, because at 2 pm we are moving on to polling station in Joensuu Main Library. In Kuopio Campus the event is organised in polling station at Lukema. Come to vote and get some coffee, tea and ISYY’s Vote! -overall badge!

The events are meant for everyone!

Read More:

Vaalit.fi: European Elections

More Information:

Ella Partanen, the Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768 407, ella.partanen(at)isyy.fi

Aino Peltonen, Board Mermber of the Executive Board, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768 408, aino.peltonen(at)isyy.fi