Representatives election 2018


Decide how JAMKO should work in the year 2019!  As a JAMKO member you are able to make a difference in every students issues by standing as a candidate and voting between Oct 30th and Nov 11th in JAMKO’s representative’s elections. Decide who decides about e.g. the membership fee 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

In the year 2018 JAMKO and majority of other Finnish Student Union’s have the same election date Nov 11th. The joint election day is meant to standardize the representatives work in student unions and gather more attention nationwide.

For the first time in JAMKO’s history, JAMKO has arranged a possibility to stand as a candidate and for electroal alliances with an electronic form. In the transitional period there is also a possibility to return the documents in printed form if desired.

Central election committee is in charge of organizing the Representatives election. The Chairperson of Central election committee is ms. Anni Lajunen tel. 040 746 5987

The Schedule of the election

  • Aug 30th – Sept 21st 3 p.m. Candidacy filing period
  • Sept 17th Election info and election training, 5 p.m. at Main Campus F306
  • Oct 22nd The right to vote is cheked.
  • Week 43 election panel and voting aid app is published
  • Election panel Oct 25th at 11 a.m. at Main Campus caféteria. Follow on Facebook. 
  • Oct 29th – Nov 7th 3 p.m. voting period
  • Nov 11th Election Night 8 p.m.


Central election committee 2018

Chairperson Anni Lajunen
Vice Chairperson Teemu Oja-Lipasti
Members and vice members
Tero Björkman – Minna Rinteelä
Miia Ruuskanen – Jenna Moisio
Aleksi Huttunen – Miika Laajala

Further information
Central Election Committee, keskusvaaliautakunta(a)

The results

The highest authority of Student Union JAMKO has been chosen in Representatives’ election 2018. Voting turnout of this year’s election was 20 percent. 3990 students were entitled to vote from which 795 students voted. The voting turnout last year was 19 percent.

21 actual members were chosen for the term of 2019. The number of seats of each alliance is listed below. The voter turnout that the alliance gained from the whole turnout percentage is presented in brackets.

Jyväskylän tradenomiopiskelijat Konkurssi 8 (31%)
Insinööriopiskelijat IO 4 (19%)
MatkaRaTa 3 (14%)
Legendat 2 (10%)
Very International People VIP 2 (8%)
Jyväskylän sosiaali- ja terveysalan opiskelijat ry Jasto 1 (7%)
Jyväskylän keskustaopiskelijat JOK 1 (4%)

Two of four non-aligned candidates got position as vice members. The alliance Oikeat opiskelijat (National coalition students) did not receive enough votes to get positions in JAMKO’s representatives. The vote-pullers, candidates who collected the most of the votes were Jasto’s Julia Enlund (40 votes) and Konkurssi’s Jarkko Patteri (35 votes).

Compared to this years’ term, Konkurssi doubled their seats and Insinööriopiskelijat lost four seats. Matkarata received one seat more than last term and Jasto loses three seats. Legendat and JOK maintain their amount of representatives and VIP rises to the Representatives council as a completely new alliance.

In the elections were 49 candidates and there were 8 electoral alliances and 4 non – aligned candidates. The electronic voting carried out during Oct 29th and Nov 7th. The newly elected representatives’ council organizes on 19th of November. The combination of the Representatives might change if some of the Representatives are selected to JAMKO’s Board. New representatives begin their term 1st of January 2019.

See the official results of the election here
(green base: elected, white base: vice members, red base: not elected)

What representatives?


  • the student union’s membership fees.
  • the student union’s plan of action and budget in which the
    board of the student union base their decisions on.
  • The council gives its opinions on other important matters that affect all students in JAMK UAS.


  • 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.


Voting period is during Oct 29th – Nov. 11th 3 p.m. The voting is carried out via an electronic link that is sent to school email to those who are eligible to vote. That means a student who has payed JAMKO membership fee for the year 2018 – 2019 by 22nd of October. The results will be published at the election night event on Nov 7th starting 8 p.m. 

Get to know the candidates


JAMKO organizes an election panel where the candidates get to answer questions about pressing issues concerning JAMKO and student politics. The panels will be held at Main Campus’ lounge on Thu Oct 25th at 11.00.. The panels will also be live streamed on JAMKO’s 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. Also you can participate by sending questions to the candidates via Facebook.


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. The questions are in Finnish and in English and it is up to the candidate if he or she has answered them in both languages.

Voting aid app


In the year 2018 there are 49 candidates in eight different coalitions in JAMKO’s representatives election and four candidates stood as non -aligned.  The candidates are listed in the order of their voting number and coalition. Voting number, name and study field is listed.

 Jyväskylän Ammattikorkeakoulun Sosiaali- ja Terveysalan Opiskelijat ry – JASTO

2  Julia Enlund | Nursing (Finnish)
3  Mikko Tenhunen | Nursing

Very international people – VIP

4  Esa Autio | Information and communication Technology
5  Tero Björkman | Information and communication Technology
6  Sam Kapoor | International Business
7  Anna Zhuravleva | International Business


8  Petra Ahonen |  Tourism and service business
9  Jonna Jaatinen |  Tourism and service business
10  Frans Kuusisalo | Tourism and service business
11  Toni Luoma | Tourism and service business
12  Sonja Rehvanen | Tourism and service business
13  Minna Rinteelä | Tourism and service business
14  Samu Turunen | Tourism and service business

Jyväskylän keskustaopiskelijat – JOK

15  Oscar Lang | Energy and environmental technology
16  Venla Palvaila | Tourism and service business
17  Roni Sorsa | Construction and civil engineering

Insinööriopiskelijat – IO

18  Lassi Halkosaari | Information and communication Technology
19  Jyri Kippilä | Energy and environmental technology
20  Miika Laajala | International Logistics
21  Anni Lajunen | Information and communication Technology
22  Joni Lehtiniemi | Information and communication Technology
23  Niklas Sillander | Information and communication Technology
24  Jani Tervo | Logistics
25  Alex Vinter | Information and communication Technology
26  Santeri Virolainen | Electrical and automation technology
27  Erkki Vitie | Information and communication Technology
28  Kalle Väänänen | Information and communication Technology

Jyväskylän tradenomiopiskelijat ry – Konkurssi

29  Marjut Finni | Business administration
30  Teemu Heikkilä | Business information systems
31  Liisa Jämsä | Business administration
33  Joni Kovanen | Business administration
34  Lauri Myllyoja | Business administration
35  Teemu Oja-Lipasti | Business information systems
36  Jarkko Patteri | International Business
38  Pape Purhonen | Business information systems
39  Miia Ruuskanen | Business administration
40  Pauliina Siimelä | Business administration
41  Nea Tiihonen | International Business

Oikeat opiskelijat

42  Mikko Poutanen | Business information systems
43  Henriikka Tilander | Tourism and service business

Sitoutumattomat ehdokkaat

44  Alisa Huisman | Tourism and service business
45  Ossi Hytönen | Information and communication Technology
46  Sanna Kuisma | Tourism and service business
47  Antti Paunonen | Agriculture and rural industries


48 Emma Ahonen | International Business
49 Tuomo Hartikainen | Construction and civil engineering
51 Jesse Keränen | International Logistics
52 Juho Niemelä | Information and communication Technology
53 Mikael Rauhansalo | Business information systems

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 21st 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.

Insinööriopiskelijat – IO
Spokesperson Kalle Väänänen
0504 944 904

Jyväskylän tradenomiopiskelijat ry – Konkurssi
Spokesperson Teemu Oja-Lipasti
0400 798 200

MatkaRaTa ry – MATKARATA 
Spokesperson Rosa Lehtonen
0440 221 132

Legendat – XD
Spokesperson Arttu Niemelä

Very International People – VIP
Spokesperson Tero Björkman
0504 065 033

Jyväskylän Ammattikorkeakoulun Sosiaali- ja Terveysalan Opiskelijat ry – JASTO
Spokesperson Aleksi Huttunen
0400 410 833

Jyväskylän Keskustaopiskelijat – JOK
Spokesperson Venla Palvaila
0408 705 295