Student union of Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OSAKO) notices that the election of the body of representatives shall be conducted electrically from 28th of October to 4th of November. OSAKO’s representative’s elections are conducted to elect 25 members and 25 deputy members into the body of representatives, the highest decision-making body of the student union. All OSAKO members have the right to vote in the elections. Everyone who is entitled to vote in the elections will get the link to the voting system via e-mail they have given in Kide.app when joining OSAKO.
Every OSAKO member can become a candidate in the elections. Candidates can fill the declaration form for candidates beginning from September 22. You can either run as a candidate independently, or in a electoral alliance. For more information about the electoral alliances, contact the current chairpersons of the representative groups. Candidate declarations, declarations of electoral alliances or declarations of electoral circles can be printed from OSAKO’s website’s material section or you can get those from OSAKO’s office. Declaration forms for candidates, electoral alliances and electoral circles must be submitted to OSAKO’s office on October 7 2020, at 4 pm the latest.
The elections are conducted in proportional representation. Candidates can form electoral alliances, but they can only run as candidates in one alliance. Electoral alliances become representative groups after the election, if the candidates have got enough votes and chosen to be in the body of representatives. Electoral alliances and independent candidates can form electoral circles.
The body of representatives is the highest decision-making body of the student union. It decides the guidelines for student union, and for example budget, membership fee etc. Body of representatives also choose the board for student union and student representatives to the Oamk administration.
For more information about the body of representatives, please see here the page about representatives and general information about elections from the material’s section or election page. Declaration forms for candidates, electoral alliances and electoral circles are also at the materials section of OSAKO’s website.