Voting of the Representative Council elections of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland closed on the 6th of November 2019 at 6pm. The elected people form the highest decision-making body of the Student Union, the 39-member Representative Council, for the following two-year term of office.
DeeKu celebrates it’s electoral victory, receiving 6 seats in the Representative Council.
Candidates receiving the most votes were Salli Kosonen (92 votes, FaBio) and Paavo Koivistoinen (89 votes, Puolueettomat).
The elections had 149 candidates from 13 different lists of candidates.
The voter turnout became 27,5 % (3669 votes), which is a little lower than in 2017. In 2017, the voter turnout was 30,1 % (4036 votes). Eligible voters gave 2741 votes (20,5 %) in advance in the elections on 29.10.–1.11.2019. The elections were held completely electronically.
– We are very happy, that the voter turnout came close to last years turnout. We congratulate all the new edators and thank every voter warmly, says Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee Brenda Nissén.
The new Representative Council will gather first time on the 11th of December 2019, when it for example chooses itself a Chairperson and appoints the next year’s Executive Board. The Representative Council’s term of office lasts for two years.
The Central Election Committee performed the counting of votes on the 6th of November 2019 when the voting ended at 6 pm.
Representative Council groups’ distribution of positions (change to 2017):
DeeKu: 6 (-1)
Kylterit: 5 (+2)
Vihreä lista: 5 (+2)
Puolueettomat: 5 (-2)
FaBio: 4 (ei muutosta)
Savilahden Sivistyneet: 3 (new)
Opiskelijoiden etu - The Students' Interest: 3 (new)
Keskeiset: 3 (-2)
ISYY:n demariopiskelijat: 2 (no change)
Kokoomus: 1 (new)
Iviva: 1 (-3)
Judistit: 1 (new)
Akateemiset kansallismieliset Ry: 0 (new)
Three candidates who received the most votes:
Salli Kosonen, FaBio (92)
Paavo KoivistoinenIida, Puolueettomat (89)
Wilma Poutanen, Vihreä Lista: (88)
Results of the elections 2019 (pdf)
Candidates and the votes 2019 (pdf)
Elected lists, Representatives and Deputy Representatives 2019 (pdf)
Isyy.fi: 20.5 % voted in advance in the ISYY’s Representative Council elections
Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), brendan(at)student.uef.fi, tel. 040 582 9578
Emma Mertakorpi, Vice Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), evpj1(at)isyy.fi, tel. 040 847 9375
Saara Närä, Secretary of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413
Page updated 7.11.2019: Elected lists, Representatives and Deputy Representatives 2019 was added.