Representatives election 2019


Decide how JAMKO should work in the year 2020!  As a JAMKO member you are able to make a difference in every students issues by standing as a candidate during Sept 3rd and Sept 27th and voting between Oct 28th and Nov 6th in JAMKO’s representative’s elections.

Decide who decides about e.g. the membership fee, actions of JAMKO Board or who represents students in KOAS Board or JAMK working groups. More info about the work of JAMKO’s Representatives’ council and its work here

JAMKO and majority of other Finnish Student Union’s have the same election date Nov 6th. The joint election day is meant to standardize the representatives work in student unions and gather more attention nationwide.

Filing of candidacy, signing up electoral alliances and rings are done completely online.

Central election committee is in charge of organizing the Representatives election. The Chairperson of Central election committee is mr Teemu Oja-Lipasti, phone 0400 798200

Central election committee 2019

Chairperson Teemu Oja-Lipasti
Vice Chairperson Anna Zhuravleva

Members and vice members
Julia Enlund – Petra Ahonen
Anni Lajunen – Tero Björkman
Miia Ruuskanen – Pape Purhonen

Further information
Central Election Committee, keskusvaaliautakunta(a)

Results of the election

The highest authority of Student Union JAMKO has been chosen in Representatives’ election 2019. Voting turnout of this year’s election was 14 percent. 3926 students were entitled to vote from which 562 students voted. 

21 actual members were chosen from 36 candidates. The number of seats of each alliance is listed below (actual member + vice member). The alliances own voting turnout from the whole percentage is presented in brackets.

  • Insinööriopiskelijat 5 + 1, 23 %
  • Jyväskylän tradenomiopiskelijat Konkurssi 5 + 3, 21 %
  • Jyväskylän sosiaali- ja terveysalan opiskelijat ry Jasto 4 + 0, 20 %
  • MatkaRaTa 3 + 1, 13 %
  • Legendat 2 + 4, 8 %
  • International coalition 1 + 1, 4 %
  • Jyväskylän keskustaopiskelijat JOK 0 + 2, 3 %
  • Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset 0 + 1, 0 %
  • Sitoutumattomat, 1 + 1, 8 %

The vote-pullers, candidates who collected the most of the votes were Jasto’s Elsa Hieta with 61 votes and Insinööriopiskelijat – alliances Lassi Halkosaari 37 votes. 

In the forthcoming term Insinööriopiskelijat increases their seats with one and Konkurssi loses three of their actual seats. Jasto gains three seats. Matkarata and Legendat maintain their amount of representatives and International coalition gain a seat as a new alliance.  Non – aligned candidate gained one seat. JOK loses their actual member in the representatives and Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset did not receive a seat in the representatives. 

Official results of the election


The election committee confirmed 8 coalitions. 36 candidates stood as candidates, from which 2 as non – aligned. The final formation of the lists will be published on week 40, after the verification of the candidates.

The candidates will be presented on JAMKO’s election site, social media and voting aid app, in which the candidates give their opinion to issues concerning JAMKO and students. The election materials and voting aid app are published on week 43. The candidates have also the possibility to participate into election panels on 29th of October.

Voting period Oct 28th – Nov 6th 3 p.m.

The voting is carried out via an electronic link that is sent to those who are eligible to vote. That means a student who has payed JAMKO membership fee for the year 2019 – 2020 by Oct 21st. The link is sent to the email address that the student has given to Student Union when he or she has joined as a member.

The results will be published at the election night event on Nov 6th.


Candidates arranged according to the voting numbers and coalitions. Get to know them in JAMKO’s voting aid app. 

Jyväskylän tradenomiopiskelijat – Konkurssi
2 Teemu Heikkilä, Tietojenkäsittely
3 Arttu Kokko, Tietojenkäsittely
4 Tuuli Kärjä, Liiketalous
5 Niki Niemelä, Tietojenkäsittely
6 Pape Purhonen, Tietojenkäsittely
7 Impi Saarimaa, Liiketalous
8 Nea Tiihonen, International Business
9 Tomi Vainionpää, Tietojenkäsittely

Non-aligned candidates
10 Allen Nyamukapa, International Business
11 Stella Palassalo, Musiikkipedagogi

International Coalition
12 Katerina Stoeva, International Business
13 Anna Zhuravleva, International Business

Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset
14 Mikko Poutanen, Tietojenkäsittely

15 Lotta Jänkävaara, Palveluliiketoiminta
16 Arttu Kuuliala, Palveluliiketoiminta
17 Riina Mäenpää, Palveluliiketoiminta
18 Juho Niemelä, Palveluliiketoiminta

Jasto ry
19 Riina Ala-Mutka, Kätilö
20 Julia Enlund, Sairaanhoitaja
21 Elsa Hieta, Kuntoutuksenohjaaja
23 Henriikka Tilander, Nursing

24 Emma Ahonen, International Business
25 Ossi Hytönen, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
26 Toni Järvinen, Logistiikka
27 Pekka Mannermaa, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
28 Teemu Oja-Lipasti, Tietojenkäsittely
29 Antti Paunonen, Maaseutuelinkeino

Jyväskylän keskustaopiskelijat
30 Viivi Kautto, Maaseutuelinkeino
31 Oscar Lang, Energia- ja ympäristötekniikka

32 Lassi Halkosaari, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
33 Ville Matarainen, Sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikka
34 Hilma Myöhänen, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
35 Niklas Sillander, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
36 Jani Tervo, Logistiikka
37 Alex Vinter, Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka


Candidate lists with more information

Get to know the candidates

Election panels

JAMKO organizes two election panels where the candidates get to answer questions about pressing issues concerning JAMKO and student politics. The panels will also be live streamed via Facebook, so you can watch and participate even if you are not at the campus. The panels are mainly held in Finnish, but some of the questions are asked in English as well.

The election panels are held at Main Campus’ D-lounge Oct 29th at 11 a.m. Follow the panel via JAMKO’s Facebook live. 


Voting aid app allows the voter to compare candidates and their opinions of JAMKO and issues concerning student life and student union to their own and this way to choose the most suitable person to represent them on the Representatives’ council. Application compares your answers to the answers of those candidates who have filled JAMKO’s voting aid application.

JAMKO’s voting aid app


  • is the highest authority of Studet Union JAMKO.
  • is comprised and lead by students.
  • consists of 21 members and 21 vice members.
  • operates for one calendar year at a time.
  • uses Finnish language, but international students are welcome to participate.
  • decides the student union’s membership fees, the student union’s plan of action and budget.
  • gives its opinions on other important matters that affect all students in JAMK UAS.

What is the work like?


  • is in an integral role of the active student community.
  • affects education, student affairs in JAMKO, JAMK and Jyväskylä.
  • is the voice of students in different JAMK’s working groups.
  • networks with important future connections.
  • gains experience in organisational work, influencing and decision making.
  • gains expert knowledge pertaining to their own interests at JAMKO Academy.


  • is possible to all nationalities, but requires at least some skills in Finnish.
  • will not delay your studies or take a large amount of your time. The
    representatives gather together a few times during the term. However, the representative can make motions and participate otherwise like to working groups.
  • things will not be hard to understand as all matters are prepped beforehand and presented to the members before the meeting.
  • you are the expert in being a student and your opinion has an impact.

Electoral alliances and electoral rings

Electoral alliance is a group formed by one or more eligible candidates and the votes cast on the electoral alliance will be counted in favour of the candidates. Often the members of the alliance study in the same degree programme or share similar views related to student politics.

The founder of the alliance acts as its spokesperson. In order to form an alliance, the founder and the spokesperson fills the declaring document on behalf of all the members of the alliance and is in charge of returning all of the candidate filing documents and the declaring document to JAMKO’s office by the end of candidate filing period Sept 21st 3 p.m.

Electoral ring is two or more electoral alliances or one or more alliances and a one or more candidates who are outside of all electoral alliances. In order to form an electoral ring, a declaring document must be done and submitted to JAMKO before the end of candidacy filing period. To form a electoral ring, all of the spokespersons of individual alliances and the candidates must sign the document.

The documents must be returned before the end of candidate filing period Sept 20th 3 p.m.

More info on your own study field’s electoral alliance from your own study field student association and the spokespersons of individual alliances.

Coalitions and spokespersons

The coalitions and the spokesperson’s information are added to this site as the as the declaring documents are filed.

Spokesperson Julia Enlund
0400 931920

Jyväskylän Tradenomiopiskelijat – Konkurssi
Spokesperson Jenna Moisio

Spokesperson Henna Järvinen

Legendat – xd
Spokesperson Mikael Rauhansalo

International Coalition – IC
Spokesperson Anna Zhuravleva

Insinööriopiskelijat -IO
Spokesperson Joni Lehtiniemi

Jyväskylän keskustaopiskelijat
Spokesperson Oscar Lang

Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset
Spokesperson Mikko Poutanen
Puh. 040 5378141