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249 candidates standing in the elections as the last of their species

This year’s representative elections will be the last for the Student Union in its current form. The Central Election Committee approved the list of candidates in their meeting on 4 October 2017. The elections have a total of 249 candidates, which is more than ever before on this decade.

The following electoral alliances have candidates standing in the elections: Bosa Beer Party, Hallintotieteiden liitto, Keskeiset, Kokoomusopiskelijat, Kontakti, Luuppi_Puolue, Medaattorit, Sitoutumattomat kasvatustieteilijät, Sitoutumattomat yhteiskuntatieteilijät, Sosiaalidemokraatit, Tampereen yliopiston vihreä vasemmisto, Vapaaboomarit, Vihreä lista, Sinimusta Viheroikeisto. In addition to these, two candidates stand in the elections outside electoral alliances.

Mikko Lampo, the chair of Tamy’s Executive Board, is delighted with people’s enthusiasm over the elections: “It is nice to see that the representative elections have attracted so much attention! It is hardly possible to overemphasize how exciting it is that the elected representatives will be the last in our Student Union’s history. Tamy’s long story is nearing its end and the turning point brought about by the Tampere3 project, and we already look at the future student union activities of 2020.”

You can find more information on the candidates, electoral alliances and the elections in general on Tamy’s website: https://tamy.fi/en/student-union/representative-elections. Information on the candidates can also be found on the voting aid tool which will be opened later on this month. The voters can meet the candidates at the Election Fair held on 31 October. In addition, the Election Panel will be organized at the University of Tampere, Linna building lobby, on 2 November at 2 p.m.

This year, the voting will be conducted completely electronically. Advance voting will be open 30.10. – 3.11.2017. You can also vote during the election days, 7 November at 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and 8 November at 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. You can vote using your basic user account. The link for voting will be published later.

For additional information on the representative elections, you can contact:

 

Mikael Malkamäki

Chair of the Central Election Committee

epj@tamy.fi

 

Sanni Pietilä

Secretary of the Central Election Committee

paasihteeri@tamy.fi

 

Laura Talvitie

Election Project Secretary

vaaliprojektisihteeri@tamy.fi

 

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