About the elections
The highest power at KY is held by the Representative Council. The new council will have 21 members which are elected by general election every two years. Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. For the first time ever all non-Finnish speakers can also run for the council. The elections are organized by the Central Elections Committee nominated by the Representative Council.
The term of the Representative Council elected in 2017 starts in December 2017 and ends in December 2019. The council meets approximately once per month during the semesters on average.
The duties of the Representative Council include choosing the Board of KY as well as the Secretary General, approving the yearly activity plan and budget, as well as making numerous one-off decisions based on the agenda of the council.
The future of KY is made NOW.
Stand for election
For the first time ever the operative language of the Representative Council will be English. However, no one is forced to speak English and the meeting language will be always chosen based on the language skills of the attending council members (Finnish speaking /non-Finnish speaking).
The nomination form to become a candidate in the elections can be submitted
- to the service secretariat during the service hours
- Espilä, Konemiehentie 4, Espoo (Mon-Thu 13-17)
- KY Building, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B 3rd floor, Helsinki (Fri 15-17)
- to Pauli Pihlajamäki, responsible for Mikkeli’s candidates
- electronically via email to Riikka Nieminen, the Chairman of the Central Election Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
The nomination forms are accepted between the 4th of September and the 2nd of October 2017. Documents must be delivered by Monday, the 2nd of October by 16:00.
If you are not in Finland during the elections, you need to have an agent who is proving your candidacy and represents you if needed.
The candidate list form is used to declare the candidacy of a single person in the elections.
The Representative Council of AYY has the highest decision-making power in the student union. The Representative Council is elected by proportional and secret ballot. The Representative Council of AYY consists of 45 members.
It is extremely crucial that we get many candidates for both elections. During the upcoming term some of the biggest decisions in KY’s history such as the future of the KY Building will be made. We need a strong representation of Kylteris at the Representative Council of AYY so that we can ensure that our voices will be heard.
What is the representative council?
The highest power at KY is held by the Representative Council. The council has 21 members and 42 supplementary members which are elected by general election every two years. Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. The elections are organized by the Central Elections Committee nominated by the Representative Council. By voting in the elections, every member of KY can have a say on who are deciding about the future of KY.
What does the Representative Council do?
The duties of the Representative Council include, among others:
- deciding the guiding principles of KY’s organizational and financial activities as well as the corresponding principles of any companies owned by KY
- confirm the yearly plan of activities and budget
- discuss the annual report and decide about the approval of the financial statement and granting of freedom from responsibility to the previous board
- decide about the establishment and disestablishment of permanent positions
- decide about the establishment and disestablishment of various working groups and standing committees
- chooses the chairperson of the board as well as other board members and has the power to dismiss them
- chooses and dismisses the secretary-general and confirms his/her sphere of duties
- decides about significant relinquishing or fixing of KY’s property
- decides about decisions regarding the obtaining, relinquishing or fixing of property in cases that have been brought for the council to decide
How does the Representative Council work?
The council meets approximately once per month on average during semesters and in between the meetings the members can participate in various working groups which direct the activities of KY. In additions, the issues can be discussed whenever two representatives meet. Being a member of KY’s Representative Council doesn’t limit your opportunities to get involved in other KY activities in any way.
For the first time ever the operative language of the representative council will be English. However, no one is forced to speak English and the meeting language will be always chosen based on the language skills of the attending council members (Finnish speaking /non-Finnish speaking)
Who can run for the elections?
Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. This year for the first time ever also non-Finnish speaking member of KY can run for the council.
One can put himself / herself forward between September 4th and October 2nd. The period starts after the elections announcement has been given on September 4th.
How can I run for the elections?
The filled form is to be returned to the service secretaries in Otaniemi or Töölö during service hours, in Mikkeli to the chairperson of the Mikkeli elections committee Pauli Pihlajamäki, or sent in electronic format to Riikka Nieminen, the chairperson of the central elections committee. Late submissions are not accepted.
Where and how can I vote?
The elections are held fully electronically and the voting days are from October 30th (00:01) to November 8th (pm), 2017. When the voting period starts, every eligible voter will get a personal link to the voting system to their email which is marked on the member register. If, for some reason, a person is not able to open the email, after proving his/her identity the central elections committee can terminate the old link and provide a new one.
You should be able to find the information you need about the elections on this website. However, in case you need additional information, please contact any of the persons listed below!
Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee
050 911 7693
Chairperson of the Representative Council
050 323 5169