Representative council elections


It is election time! KY’s and AYY’s elections for representative councils - the highest decision making organs - will be held in the autumn. Representative councils make decisions which affect all of us, especially now that KY and business students have come closer to the Aalto community. This said, it is more important than ever that business students vote and run for the candidates next autumn. Let us make sure that our voices will be heard also in the coming years!

Representative council info

KY’s Representative Council


The Representative Council (RepCo, edustajisto or “edari” in Finnish) is the highest decision-making body of KY. Its purpose is to make sure that KY is acting in the best interest of its members.


The Representative Council consists of KY members who are eager to have an influence on the actions of KY and the future of our community. The Council determines what KY is, what it stands for and what KY actually does today and in the years to come. The Council operates at the very heart of KY, which makes it a great viewpoint to all that’s happening in our community!


Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. The working language of the Council is English so Finnish skills are not required. The Representative Council operates through meetings in Espoo, which are held approximately once a month, excluding summer. 

 

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. 

 

In the term 2020-2021, the Representative Council has been for example discussing and making decisions regarding the Student Center, if KY Association should focus on more responsible investment and what KY’s next five-year strategy should look like.

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AYY’s Representative Council


The Representative Council of AYY has the highest decision-making power in the student union. It consists of 45 members and it decides on AYY's major directions, strategic goals, guidelines and opinions. These include the Student Union’s strategy, values, rules, policy papers and the up to 17-million-euro budget.


Every member of AYY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. The working language of the Council is Finnish but meetings and materials are also translated into Swedish and English. The Representative Council operates through meetings in Espoo, which are held approximately once a month, excluding summer. 


AYY’s Representative Council consists of electoral alliances that are formed based on the members' study background in different schools in Aalto or their political views. As the representative council should reflect all AYY’s members, it is important that all aspects of the community are represented. This means that as a representative, you are not required to be actively involved in activities outside of KY to do your job well.


Just like at KY’s Representative Council, the duties include choosing the Board of AYY as well as the Executive Director, approving the yearly action plan and budget, not forgetting the numerous one-off decisions based on the agenda of the council. In the term 2020-2021, the Representative Council has been for example discussing and making decisions regarding the Student Center, what kind of volunteer opportunities are offered at AYY through the community structures project and whether AYY should publish a student media.

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Candidate info

Election info


The Representative Councils, both KY’s and AYY’s, are elected every two years. The next Representative Council elections will be held in 28.10.-3.11.2021.


The terms of the Representative Councils elected in 2021 starts in November 2021 and ends in December 2023.

Read the election announcement here

Nomination of candidates


The nomination of candidates is now open and you can put yourself forward until 29.9.2021 at 14:00 Finnish time.


The more detailed instructions on the nomination process can be found below.


Candidate photo


A candidate photo should be submitted by the end of the nomination period. It should be recognisable photo of you from the shoulders up, with a monochrome background. For example a CV picture suits perfectly!

How to run as a candidate in KY’s Elections


  1. Fill in the form in ky.fi/nominationLog in with your Aalto credentials.
  2. If you already didn’t upload a candidate photo on the form, send your photo and a short candidate description (max. 500 words) to elections2021@ky.fi by 29.9.2021. The same photo will be used in AYY’s Elections if you are a Kylterirengas candidate.


The deadline for candidate nomination is on 29.9.2021 at 14:00 Finnish time.

Late submissions are not accepted.

Nomination form for KY's Elections

How to run as a candidate in AYY’s Elections


  1. Fill in the form below. Log in with your Aalto credentials. If you want to run as a Kylterirengas candidate, write “Kylterirengas” as the name of the alliance.
  2. Inform your alliance that you have applied as their candidate, so that they can officially include you in their candidate lists. If you are running as a Kylterirengas candidate, send an email to elections2021@ky.fi. 
  3. If you are not running as a candidate for KY Representative Council, send your candidate photo and short description (max. 500 words) to elections2021@ky.fi by 29.9.2021.


The deadline for candidate nomination as a Kylterirengas member is 29.9.2021 at 14:00 Finnish time. Late submissions are not accepted. This is to ensure that we can hand in the alliance agreement including all the candidates in time to AYY, even though the candidate nomination officially closes at 16:00.

Nomination form for AYY's Elections

What is Kylterirengas? 


Kylterirengas is the electoral alliance that represents the business students in AYY’s Representative Council. Business students from both Otaniemi and Mikkeli campuses are welcome to run as a Kylterirengas candidate. It is important that all aspects of the community are represented. This means that as a representative, you are not required to be actively involved in activities outside of KY to do your job well.


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KY's regulation on Election advertising


  • KY’s official channels are reserved for other communication purposes
  • Do not post or comment your campaign messages on: KY Today (Facebook/Telegram), KY Events (Facebook/Telegram), KY Career (Facebook/LinkedIn) or KY - Aalto University Business Students Facebook page.
  • We encourage you to use your own social media accounts in marketing!
  • All the candidates will be provided a chance to use KY’s social media accounts. More information about this will be provided to candidates later.
  • Keep your campaigning within the bounds of good taste.
  • If you are a candidate in AYY’s elections, comply with their campaigning regulation.
  • In case of breaches in this regulation, the Central Elections Committee can give the candidate in question a warning or remove them from the candidate list.

AYY's Regulation on Election Advertising


If you are a candidate both in KY's and AYY's Elections, follow these rules.


The Election advertising for candidates is permitted from 30.9.2021 onwards.

Read AYY's rules here

FAQ

Who can run for the elections?


Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. Respectively, AYY’s members can vote and stand for its elections. Finnish skills are not required. One can put themselves forward in the autumn and the dates will be announced later. 


Where and how can I vote?


The elections are held fully electronically on 28.10-3.11.2021. Information about the voting system will be released later.

Read the election announcement here
KY OFFICE


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PHONE


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SERVICE HOURS


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EMAIL


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