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RUN FOR THE COUNCIL!

Every KY member can run for the KY’s Representative Council. In AYY’s elections, every member of the student union is eligible to run for the council. To make a change, run for both councils.

You can find the nomination form for KY’s elections here.

You can find the nomination form for AYY’s elections here

KY is coming!

About 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. The official language of the Council is English so also non-Finnish speakers can run for the council. The elections are organized by the Central Elections Committee, which is nominated by the Representative Council.

The term of the Representative Council elected in 2019 starts in November 2019 and ends in December 2021. 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 Executive Director, approving the yearly action plan and budget, as well as making numerous one-off decisions based on the agenda of the council.

Stand for election

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 member services 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 Tulika Ganoo, responsible for Mikkeli’s candidates
  • electronically via email to Antti Perttula, the Chairman of the Central Election Committee, antti.perttula@ky.fi

The nomination forms are accepted between the 4th of September and the 2nd of October 2019. Documents must be delivered by Tuesday, the 2nd of October by 14:00.

You can find the nomination form here. 

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 agents information needs to be included in the nomination form.

The candidate list form is used to declare the candidacy of a single person in the elections.

AYY's 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 our future and premises in Otaniemi will be decided. We need a strong representation of Kylteris at the Representative Council of AYY so that we can ensure that our voices will be heard.

When you run as a candidate to AYY's Council, write our council group "Kylterirengas" to the "Name of the alliance spot" in the nomination form.

Read more about AYY’s elections here.

FAQ

What is the representative council?

The highest power at KY is held by the Representative Council. The council has 21 members and 42 deputy 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 action plan 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 former of the board as well as other board members and has the power to dismiss them
  • chooses and dismisses the executive director 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.

The operative language of the representative council is 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. Also non-Finnish speakers 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 member services in Otaniemi or Töölö during service hours, in Mikkeli to the chairperson of the Mikkeli elections committee Tulika Ganoo, or sent in electronic format to Antti Perttula, 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 28th (00:01) to November 5th (pm), 2019. Information about the voting system will be released soon.

 

 

 

Contact us

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

Antti Perttula

044 023 5697

antti.perttula@ky.fi

Chairperson of the Representative Council

Nicole Grekov

040 550 6647

nicole.grekov@ky.fi

Mikkeli’s responsible

Tulika Ganoo

internationalaffairs@probba.org

+358 40 0316960