20,5 % of the eligible voters gave their votes in the advance voting for the ISYY’s Representative Council elections. Advance voting activity increased from the elections of 2017.
Advance voting turnout of the sixth Representative Council elections of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland is 20,5 %, so 2741 eligible voters gave their votes in advance. Compared to the previous elections, held in 2017, the advance voting turnout increased. Then the voter turnout was 18,95 % (2 540 person). Advance voting was held electronically during the 29th of October to the 1st of November 2019.
The actual voting day of the Representative Council elections is the 6th of November 2019 from 9am to 6pm. The elections elect the highest decision-making body of the Student Union, 39-member Representative Council, which decides on for example The Student Unions membership fee and where it is used. Term of office of the new Representative Council starts in the beginning of 2020 and lasts for two years.
There are altogether 149 candidates from 13 different lists of candidates in the ISYY’s Representative Council elections this year. The Representative Council elections are held completely electronically. Voters can vote on their own mobile devices, anywhere they want to, through this link: https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi/election_login.php?lang=en_US. All members of the Student Union, who have registered as attending students at the University of Eastern Finland before the 22nd of October 2019, are eligible voters.
ISYY will inform of the Representative Council elections’ results immediately after the results are solved on the 6th of November. The results will be published at both campuses on the 6th of November 2019 in the election night, held from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.
Election night events at the campuses on the 6th of November 2019 from 5.30pm to 8pm:
AU100 (Joensuu), CA101 (Kuopio)
Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, email@example.com,
Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768417, firstname.lastname@example.org