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Instructions for the voting in ISYY’s Representative Council Elections 2021

ISYY's Representative Council elections in 2021 are approaching their final climax and advance voting will begin as early as next week, the week number 43.

The advance voting begins on Monday 25th of October 2021 at 08:00 and ends on Friday 29th of October 2021 at 23:59.
On the Election Day, the 3rd of November 2021, the voting takes place between 09:00 to 18:00.
The voting takes place entirely electronically and, in the event of any problems, technical support will be available between 09:00 and 18:00.

Instructions for the voting

General instructions about the election can be found on the ISYY's election pages. Please also read the instructions for electronic voting below.

1. Signing in to the electronical voting system

Electrical voting will be done at https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi webpage. Every member of the Student Union (ISYY) who has registered as present at the University is eligible to vote in the Elections.

Click the logo of the University of Eastern Finland and sign in to the voting using your university user account (the same account that you use to login to University's intranet or Moodle environment).

Note: If you already have logged in to UEF services from the same browser (another window or tab) with your account (Moodle, Intranet, or such), you will be moved to the voting page immediately!

After a successful sign in you may be asked for approval to your personal information transfer. After pushing the "Confirm" button you will be directed automatically to the voting page, and your student id is used to check if you are eligible to vote in this election.
2. Choosing a candidate

Voting is done by typing the number of your chosen candidate to the text field on the page. After you have written the number of the candidate, press the Continue button. You can give an empty vote by leaving the text field empty. Please note that the voting system does not accept falsely entered numbers (letters or numbers that are not numbers of the candidates). Also note that to keep your vote secret, you need to be sure that no one else can see what number you choose for example over your shoulder. The electrical voting system does not connect voters and votes. This means that you cannot change your vote later, so be sure that you keep your vote secret.
2.1. Stopping the voting in the middle of voting process

If you want to stop the voting, you can press the Exit button. After that you are asked confirmation for stopping your voting. By pressing the Exit voting -button you will be signed out from the voting system and by pressing the Continue voting button you can continue voting. If you stopped voting during this step, you can continue voting later.
3. Confirming your vote

You can confirm your vote by pressing the Confirm vote button. During this step you can come back to choosing your candidate by pressing the Change candidate button.
4. Completed voting

After you have confirmed your vote the system will confirm your successful voting. You can only vote once so the system does not allow you to change your vote during this step. During this step the connection to the voting system is disconnected. You can make sure that the connection is disconnected by closing your web browser.
5. Troubleshooting

Contact the voting system administrator and include as accurate a description of the problem as possible and error messages, etc. 
In urgent situations, the system administrator is reachable from 09:00 to 18:00. 

Electrical voting system administrator Ilkka Jormanainen, +358 50 367 5577, ilkka.jormanainen(at)uef.fi

Voting instructions can be read from the voting website once the voting begins. 

Read more:

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

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

Matti Averio, Chairman of the Central Election Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, kvl.pj(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 50 521 3158

Aleksi Kinnunen, Vice Chairman of the Central Election Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, alekin(at)uef.fi