Student Union

Representative Council elections 2016

Results of the election is at!

You can find the candidates and candidate numbers here!

The next Representative Council elections of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) are conducted on 26–28 October and 31 October–2 November. For the first time ever, the elections are conducted electronically.

HYY’s Representative Council elections are conducted to elect 60 members into the council, the highest decision-making body of the Student Union. All HYY’s members, around 27,000 students at the University of Helsinki, have the right to vote in the elections.

You can use your right to vote at HYY’s election website at

The election results are revealed late during the election night on Wednesday, 2 November. The Central Election Committee will confirm the result on 10 November.

Welcome to HYY's Representative Council Election night coverage

Theatre Forum (Yrjönkatu 31)! Here you will hear of the election results first. Read more!

Information from 11 to 15

26th of Oct. Main Building and Meilahti
27th of Oct. Metsätalo and Viikki
28th of Oct. Kumpula and Siltavuorenpenger
31st of Oct. Viikki and Kaisa building/Alexandria
1st of Nov. Kumpula and Siltavuorenpenger
2nd of Nov. Meilahti and Main Building

The results are published on a separate site that updates the results as the vote count progresses.

Candidate lists and groups taking part will be confirmed on 6 October, and starting on that date, you can check them out on this page.

For more information on the Representative Council, its operations and power and, for instance, a list of the council’s members, please see here.