Council of representatives

in a nutshell

The Council of Representatives is the uppermost decision-maker of Laureamko. Members and deputies, who represent the students’ voice, are chosen to the Council at the election. The representatives make decisions on the budget, on the plan of action and on the political lines at its meetings, among other things.

What is the representatives election about?

The Council of Representatives is the uppermost decision-maker of Laureamko. 15 members and 15 deputies, who represent the students’ voice, are chosen to the Council at the election. The representatives make decisions on the budget, on the plan of action and on the political lines at its meetings, among other things.

The Council of Representatives for 2022 is chosen with an election from 13th to 20th of December. The elections are held electronically. All members of the student union, who have paid their membership fees before 4th of December are entitled to vote.

→  Vaaliohjesääntö (Guideline for elections in Finnish)
Electoral Announcement

Electoral candidate gallery

Guideline for campaigning
→ Candidate form
→ Electoral alliance establishing form
→ Electoral coalition establishing form

Use your voice!

Do you want to change your student union? Do you care who decides how your membership fee is used? As a member of Laureamko you are entitled to vote in the Council of representatives’ election. By voting for the candidate that agrees with your views, you make sure that your student union does what you want.

 

The central election committee has verified the electoral register (the list of voters) in a meeting on Dec 4th. Due to the current situation the list can be checked at the office of the student union at the Tikkurila campus of Laurea UAS in room B507 from 4th of December until the end of the election only by booking an appointment beforehand. You can do that by sending an email to keskusvaalilautakunta@laureamko.fi. Claims for corrections to the electoral register must be made in writing to the Central Election Committee to address keskusvaalilautakunta@laureamko.fi at the latest 11th of December before 9 am.

How can I vote?

The Representative Council will be elected with proportional representation.

You can vote in the election if you 1) are studying in a degree programme in Laurea and 2) have paid the student union membership fee latest on 4.12.2021. Voting is done via voting platform built in Tuudo app or online if necessary.

Instructions to voting:

  • every eligible voter has one personal vote to use
  • you can only vote once and you can’t change your decision after making it
  • the election secret means no one will know who you voted, unless you tell it yourself
  • further information about the election and the candidates can be found from Laureamkos menu in Tuudo app.

The primary voting takes place 13.12. – 20.12.2021. The voting link opens on Monday 13.12.2021 at 12.00 and closes on Monday 20.12.2021 at 12.00.

The election results will be published in  20.12.2021. Vote in Tuudo mobile application or visit vaalit.tuudo.fi

Campaigning

You can do campaigning in various ways. One persuades all their friends to vote, second tweets, snaps and shares memes in social media and third one will deal their brochures during lunch breaks. The most important thing is to be civilized and also cheer for other candidates.

Laureamko produces the official marketing material in which all the candidates are introduced. The candidates have to follow the campaigning instructions made by the Central Election Committee.

Mark down in your calendar

1.11.2021 Announcement of elections will be published and the registering of candidates begins

22.11.2021 Registrations of candidates ends at noon

24.11.2021 The last meeting of the Council 2021. The candidates and all Laureamko’s members are welcome to folow the meeting!

13.12.-20.12.2021 (starting and ending at noon) The elections

20.12.2021 Election Night

10.1.2022 Training for new representatives

12.1.2022 Council 2022 organisation meeting.

Representative and more

As a member of council you can apply for the following tasks:

• the president
• the vice-president

The president convenes the representatives and leads the meetings. They have the help of the executive director who serves as the secretary of the Council of Representatives. The president and vice-president are also invited to the meetings of the board.

Results of the previous elections