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Student, it is time to vote!

06.11.2012

All Polling Stations are now open and it is time to vote in HYY's Representative Council Elections. The Representative Council decides on the Student Union's major policies. They decide on the Student Union's budget, the Student Union Board and the Presiding Officers, among other things.  All HYY's members are entitled to vote in the elections. By voting you can have an effect on how the Student Union discusses, comments and uses its money.

Polling Stations on 6−7 Nov, 10am−6pm

Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio (Mannerheimintie 3 C)
University main building (Fabianinkatu 33)
Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3)
Metsätalo Building (Unioninkatu 40)
Kaisa Building (Fabianinkatu 30)
Learning Centre Minerva (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A)
National Library of Health Sciences (Haartmaninkatu 4)
Institute of Dentistry (Mannerheimintie 172/Kytösuontie 9)
Physicum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
Exactum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
Information Centre (Viikinkaari 11)
EE Building (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)
Department of Ecological and Environmental Sciences (Niemenkatu 73, Lahti)
University of Vaasa (Yliopistonranta 7, Vaasa)

Polling stations outside Helsinki in Lahti and Vaasa are open on both election days between 10am−4pm.

In last week's early voting on 31 Oct‒1 Nov, a total of 2671 students voted, which is 9.5 % of those entitled to vote. This is an all-time record. In the previous elections last year, 2319 students voted in advance, and the early voting turnout was 8.2 %. The most eager advance voters were the students of medicine, of whom 24.8 % have already voted. The students of medicine have traditionally been enthusiastic voters, in the last elections, the total of 58.4 % of them voted. The most inactive advance voters were the students of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, of whom only 3.6 % voted in advance. In the last elections, the total of 28 % of the students of behavioural sciences voted.

On the election days, campus areas are taken over by the campaigns of candidate groups, election tents, candy distributors and election ads. The elections are visible particularly in the vicinity of polling stations, such as outside Porthania at Yliopistonkatu Street. In the Representative Council elections, students may vote at a total of 12 polling stations on the four campuses of the University of Helsinki. In addition, students may also vote in the offices of the University of Helsinki in Lahti and Vaasa. The election results will be revealed in the election night party at the Old Student House (Mannerheimintie 3) on Wednesday night, 7 November. The election party will begin at 6pm and the event is open to everyone. The candidates' opinions can be found at HYY's candidate matcher at www.hyy.fi/vaalikone.

More information: www.hyy.fi/elections