Student Council Elections 1.-6.11.2019

The Student Council has the highest decision-making powers in the Student Union of the
University of Oulu (OYY).

Student Council elections of the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) November 6, 2019

The Student Council has the highest decision-making powers in the Student Union of the

University of Oulu (OYY). Among other things, it determines the amount of the membership fee as well as selects the Executive Board and the student representatives in the university’s board of directors. In the elections, 37 members and their deputy members are elected.

Entering as candidate

Every member of the Student Union who has registered as an attending student by Oct 16, 2019 is eligible for the election. The candidate must be 18 years old on the election day at the latest. A person who has been assigned a legal guardian is not eligible for the election.

To run for the election, the candidate needs to submit election documents. Election documents are available in OYY’s office in the Linnanmaa Campus (Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 2T door, 1st floor, 90270 Oulu) and in OYY’s website (www.oyy.fi/edustajistovaalit) starting from Sept 16, 2019. Candidates can form electoral alliances and election circles. 

Submitting the election documents

The election documents must be submitted to the OYY’s office (Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 2T door, 1st floor, 90270 Oulu) by 12:00 pm on Wednesday Oct 16, 2019. Documents delivered by mail must also have arrived by this time.

Right to vote

Each member of the Student Union who has registered as an attending student by Oct 2, 2019 has a right to vote. Everyone who’s eligible to vote has an equal right to vote.

At the student’s request, the Student Union election official appointed by the central election board together with the student themselves can control the student’s right to vote from the electoral register. The student can request the control at the Student Union’s office Oct 10–16, 2019 during the opening hours (Mon–Thu 10 am to 2 pm). 

Written requests for rectification are to submit by email to the General Secretariat of the Student Union at paasihteeri@oyy.fi at 12:pm on Oct 18, 2019 at the latest. Required information in the request for rectification are name and contact information of the person who’s requesting the rectification as well as the kind of rectification and the grounds for it. 

Voting

The online voting begins on Wednesday Nov 1, 2019 at 9:00 am and ends on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm. The central election board reserves a right for election system maintenance breaks during the elections. Voting takes place at vaalit.oyy.fi.

In Oulu, September 12, 2019, Central Election Board

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