Representatives election

Schedule of the election 2021

  • 27.8.2021 Candidate lists can be established.
  • 9.9.2021 The announcement of elections and standing as a candidate begins
  • 11.10.2021 Standing as a candidate ends at 3 p.m.
  • 27.10.2021 The voting link will be sent to students with voting rights
  • 27.10. – 3.11.2021 at 3 pm Voting period
  • 3.11.2021 Election night and publication of results

The elections are organized by the general election committee, which is named by the sitting representatives council. The chairperson of the general election committee in 2021 is Niklas Sillander, pj.keskusvaalilautakunta(a)

General election committee 2021

Chairperson Niklas Sillander
Vice chairperson Teemu Heikkilä

Tekla Hahl
Anna Zhuravleva
Jere Hekkurainen
Paula Hokkanen
Riina Mäenpää
Sini Karvonen

More info


Stand as a candidate!

How to stand as a candidate

Candidacy filing period starts with the electoral announcement on September 9th and lasts until October 11th until 3 p.m.

JAMK students who have joined JAMKO for the academic year 2021 – 2022 are eligible to stand as candidates. You stand as a candidate by filling in and sending the electronic conditional application form.

Stand as a candidate

The necessary forms for standing as a candidate and forming a union or ring will be available at the end of the election site during the candidacy filing period.

Candidates may stand as independent candidates or form an electoral alliance and / or electoral ring together with other candidates or unions.

Electoral alliances can be formally formed 2 days before the start of the candidacy filing period, but it is a good idea to start compiling the list well in advance. It is advisable to announce the list as soon as the period begins, because then the information in the list can be made public.

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, but he/she does not have to be a candidate in the election himself or be a member of JAMKO. The spokes person provides the association’s founding document, acts as a liaison between the Central Election Committee and the candidates, provides information to the candidates and acts as a support during the election. The Central Election Committee supports the election liaison officers in their duties.

In order to form an alliance, the spokesperson fills the declaring document and files it, prefetably at the beginning of the candidacy filing period or by the end of candidate filing period Sept 21st 3 p.m. at the latest. The maximum amount of the candidates in one ring should be the amount of free seats in the representatives (42).

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. The maximum amount of the candidates in one ring should be the amount of free seats in the representatives (42).

All the requisite forms are found at the end of this page during the candidacy filing period. 

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

More information on forming alliances and electoral rings: keskuvaalilautakunta(a)

Election coalitions 2021

Jyväskylän Tradenomiopiskelija ry (Konkurssi) – Konkurssi
Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset – Kok.
Legendat XD – Legendat
Restonomiopiskelijat – RES
Insinööriopiskelijat – IO
Jyväskylän sosiaali- ja terveysalan opiskelijat ry – Jasto

What is the representatives council?


  • is the highest authority of Student Union JAMKO.
  • is comprised and lead by JAMK UAS 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.
  • will not delay your studies or take a large amount of your time. The representatives meet a few times during the term. However, the representative can make motions and participate otherwise according to their own interest 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.


Voting period Oct 27th – Nov 3rd 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 2021 – 2022 by Oct 18th. 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 3rd.

Get to know 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 candidates have also the possibility to participate into election panels.

Election panels

JAMKO organizes an election panel before each year’s election. In the panel, the candidates are interviewed about current affairs and have the opportunity to give their opinions on JAMKO’s activities and goals.

The panel of 2020 was held on Zoom and can be viewed through this Zoom-link.

Passcode: me$aRmx6


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


The required materials will be updated before the candidacy filing period starts.

Stand as a candidate

Form a coalition

form an electoral ring

Rules of the elections (fin)

Electoral declaration

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