JYY Council of Representatives Election 2015

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Members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä will be electing a new Council of Representatives for the term of 2016-2017 on November 3–4, 2015, with advance voting on October 28–29, 2015.

The Student Union Council of Representatives has 41 members that have been elected by the members of the Student Union by secret ballot. The Council of Representatives is the highest decision-making organ within the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä and it serves two-year terms. Its main purpose is to set the guidelines for the Student Union’s budget and operations.

Members of the Student Union that are currently registered as students at the University of Jyväskylä are eligible to vote at the election. A student who has paid the membership fee for the ongoing semester or academic year is considered a member of the Student Union. For basic degree students (those working on their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees), paying the membership fee is compulsory. For postgraduate students, the membership is optional and the membership benefits less extensive.

Voting times and stations

Advance voting

  • Wednesday October 28, 2015
  • Thursday October 29, 2015

Election days

  • Tuesday November 3, 2015
  • Wednesday November 4, 2015

Polling Stations

  • Wednesday October 28, 2015
    University Main Library 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Mattilanniemi Campus, building A 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
    Agora 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
    Ylistönrinne Campus 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Liikunta (L) building 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
    Clubroom Lillukka, Kortepohja Student Village 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday October 29, 2015
    University Main Library 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Mattilanniemi Campus, building A 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
    Agora 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
    Liikunta (L) building, 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
    Ylistönrinne Campus 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday November 3, 2015
    University Main Library 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Mattilanniemi Campus, building A 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
    Agora 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
    Ylistönrinne Campus 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Liikunta (L) building, 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
    Clubroom Lillukka, Kortepohja Student Village 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday November 4, 2015
    University Main Library 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Mattilanniemi Campus, building A 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
    Agora 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
    Ylistönrinne Campus 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Liikunta (L) building, 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
    Clubroom Lillukka, Kortepohja Student Village 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All polling stations will be open during the above times if possible. If a location at the university closes earlier for some exceptional reason, the polling station at that location will also be closed.

Running for the Council

The members of the Student Union who are eligible to vote and have registered as students at the University of Jyväskylä for fall semester 2015 by Monday October 5, 2015 are also eligible to run for the Council. The employees of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä are, however, ineligible to present themselves as candidates.

The notices of candidacy as well as the announcements of the establishment of new electoral alliances or circles should be submitted to the Student Union’s Central Office (Gummeruksenkatu 6, 40100 Jyväskylä) by the noon of Monday October 5, 2015. All the electoral forms and documents are available from the Central Office and on the Student Union’s website.

All electoral documents will be delivered to the Student Union’s Secretary General Mari Kröger, who has been authorized to the task by the Central Election Committee. If you have any questions about candidacy, please contact the Chair of the Central Election Committee of The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä Kalle Jokinen (kalle.a.jokinen (a) jyu.fi, 0400 889 536).

Electoral alliances can also unite into electoral circles, providing they submit an announcement of the forming of such circles.

Electoral documents for the Council of Representatives election

You can fill the forms on a computer or by hand. However, online submission is not possible. Please print and sign all forms before bringing them to the Central Office.

Election notice and election regulations

Further details

Should you have questions concerning the election, please contact:

  • Chair of the Central Election Committee of The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä
    Kalle Jokinen
    kalle.a.jokinen (a) jyu.fi
    0400 889 536