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Announcement on the elections of student representatives15–16 December 2015

12.11.2015

The announcement on the renewed elections of student representatives in the administration of the University of Helsinki is available at HYY's website: https://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/university-and-society/influencing-university....

The Central Election Committee of the Student Union annulled the results of the elections of student representatives in the administration of the University of Helsinki held 3–4 November 2015. The Committee found that the entire electorate did not have the chance to cast a vote. The error was due to a deficient electoral register of students eligible to vote and run as candidate in the elections.

The error has now been corrected together with the central administration of the university, and the Central Election Committee has been able to confirm that the electoral register for the new elections is accurate. The Committee decided to annul the results of the voting on 3–4 Nov in its meeting 4 Nov because students who were employed by the university had been excluded from the electoral register.

The Central Election Committee and the Student Union wish to apologise once again that the results of the elections 3–4 Nov were annulled and to accept full responsibility of confirming a deficient electoral register. The Student Union and the University have checked their procedures on compiling the electoral list and can now be certain that the register for the renewed elections is exact.

The new elections will be held 15–16 December 2015 in the following administrative units: Faculty of Theology (faculty council and the university collegium), Faculty of Arts (faculty council, the university collegium and the department council of the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (faculty council). In all other units the positions of student representatives were filled without elections, and the Central Election Committee has confirmed their positions already 27 Oct 2015.

Candidates and voters in the Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences can check their eligibility at https://vaalit.hyy.fi or at the Student Union HYY’s Central Office at Mannerheimintie 5 A, 2nd floor.

Further information:
Anu Aarnio, Chair of the Central Election Committee
tel. +358 50 303 7627
anu.aarnio@gmail.com