Becoming a Candidate
The nomination period has ended Oct 2nd.
Each member of the Aalto University Student Union (AYY) has a chance to stand as a candidate in the Representative Council elections. Candidates from all study programs and levels, both national and international, are welcome to run.
As a member of the Representative Council, you gain perspective on what is happening in the Student Union. You have a chance to participate in the Student Union’s decision-making process, develop your own skills, affect student matters and learn meeting procedures. The Council's work is comprised of both council meetings (about once a month) and the work done outside of meetings (reading through materials, workshops and other preparations).
Those interested in becoming a candidate can join an existing electoral alliance or establish their own alliance. All candidates must return a nomination form to AYY by 12 o'clock on the 2nd of October.
Frequently Asked Questions
Members of the Aalto University Student Union who have paid their membership fee by the 15th of September 2019 are eligible for nomination.
Candidates must fill out the nomination form. The form can be found on the Materials page.
The nomination form must be delivered to:
- the Central Office in Otaniemi (Otakaari 11, Espoo)
- by post addressed to AYY/Keskusvaalilautakunta; Otakaari 11; 02151 Espoo (please write ”vaaliasiakirja” on the envelope);
Documents must be delivered to the Central Election Committee between the 4th of September and the 2nd of October 2019. Documents must be delivered by Wednesday, the 2nd of October by 12:00. The sender is responsible for the arrival of documents delivered by post.
Two or more candidates have the right to form an electoral alliance. The number of seats an electoral alliance wins is determined by how many votes the candidates of the alliance receive in total. An electoral alliance is formed by making an electoral alliance agreement in accordance with the Central Election Committee's guidelines.
Two or more electoral alliances have the right to form an electoral coalition. One or more candidates who do not belong to an electoral alliance have the same right. The number of seats an electoral coalition wins is determined by how many votes the electoral alliances in the coalition receive. As with an electoral alliance, an agreement must be made regarding the forming of an electoral coalition.
Two or more candidates can form a new electoral alliance if they wish. The candidates must fill out an electoral alliance agreement form.
The Election Rules of the Aalto University Student Union are to be complied with in the Representative Council Elections, in addition to what is stipulated in the Student Union’s Constitution.
The Election Declaration contains information on the timeline and execution of the elections. The Central Election Committee makes the declaration at least seven weeks before the election.
You can find the Election Rules and Declaration on the Materials page.
The Student Union Board establishes, for the purpose of holding the Council elections, a Central Election Committee. The Central Election Committee complies with both the Election Rules and the rules of the Student Union.