Notice for the Delegate election 2020

Election days
Election days 3-4.11.2020 kl. 10.00-14.00 at Arcada.
Electronic preliminary vote 28.10.-1.11.2020.

Location
Outside the library, Arcada, Jan-Magnus Janssonsplats 1, 00560 Helsingfors.

Election of ASKs delegate
Arcada Student Union – ASKs delegate is the highest decision-making body of the student union. The delegate consists of fifteen (15) delegates and a maximum of fifteen (15) deputies. If the number of candidates in the election makes up fifteen delegate positions, the election committee will deem them elected and no election organized.

List of voters
The list of voters consists of all ASK-members. The list consists of members who have paid their membership fee no later than 5.10.2020 at 11:59pm. The election committee approves the list of voters on 6.10.2020 and publishes it the same day. Members have 5 working-days to ask for corrections to the list of voters. To check the list of voters please contact ASK’s office.

Nominations
The time for nominations are opened on 1.9.2020 at 10.00 and closed the 4.10.2020 at 23.59

The nominations have to be handed in on a digital form that has to be filled out personally by the candidate. The form can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website www.asken.fi/elections.

The election committee preserve the right to transition back to physical forms, would the credibility of the digital form be compromised. Notice on what the official form is will be given before the time for nominations start.

The election committee has authorized the chairperson of the election committee, ida(a)asken.fi, the Secretary-General, andreas(a)asken.fi, and the Communications- and Memebership-Secretary, maria(a)asken.fi to receive and handle nominations. In case you have any questions, you are welcome to contact them. If the election committee decides so, nominations can also be handed in through ASK’s mailbox, where only those authorized have access.

Electoral alliances
Candidates can create electoral alliances with each other or in the name of a registered association within the set time for nominations. Electoral alliances can consist of up to fifteen (15) candidates. If a candidate joins an alliance, this information has to be on the personal nomination form. If the alliance is created in the name of an association, a power of attorney to this effect has to be handed in as well. The form can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website www.asken.fi/elections.

The election committee preserve the right to transition back to physical forms, would the credibility of the digital form be compromised. Notice on what the official form is will be given before the time for nominations start.

Electoral circles
Two or more electoral alliances can create an electoral circle, within the nomination period. Electoral circles can consist of up to fifteen (15) candidates. These circles are created by the electoral alliances’ representatives on a separate form, powers of attorney from each alliance signed by all candidates within the alliance needs to be handed in as well. The form can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website www.asken.fi/elections.

The election committee preserve the right to transition back to physical forms, would the credibility of the digital form be compromised. Notice on what the official form is will be given before the time for nominations start.

Helsingfors, 27.5.2020
The election committee for Arcada studerandekår – ASK


Information about the Cor-house and ASK office for the rest of spring 2020

The rest of the spring semester at Arcada will be completed online and the campus will not open to all students until the fall. For this reason, Arcada Student Union – ASK has decided to keep both the office and the Cor-house closed until the autumn. Private bookings can be arranged according to the Government’s directive from 1.6 as long as they do not exceed the active restrictions.

However, for those who have to print or copy something important to e.g. be able to graduate before the fall, we open the ASK office with special circumstances on Monday 1.6 at. 13:00-17:00 for the opportunity to load credits for copying or printing. We only accept card payment and wish that in case that you feel sick choose to stay at home.

The digital customer service can be reached via WhatsApp on 045 327 4220 where you can send both regular and audio messages during office hours 10:00-16:00. You can also reach us as usual via Facebook, email and phone, personal contact information can be found on asken.fi.


Student survey

Share your opinion about Arcada Student Union – ASK by taking part in a short survey. The survey takes 10-15 min to complete. The results of the survey will help ASK evaluate and develop our services. 

You can also participate in a prize draw of a gift card to Wolt for 50€ by filling out a separate survey at the end of this one. The contact details will not be connected to your survey answers. All responses will be handled anonymously. The survey is open until 13.5.2020.

Click here to fill out the survey!


Announcement of ASK Delegate 2020 by-election

You can read the whole announcement here (only in Swedish)

ASK election committee has decided the dates for the by-election. Candidate nominations open 20.4.2020 at 8.00 and close 31.5.2020 at 23.59. All nominations are to be sent digitally by email to the chairman of the committee fredrik.gronstrand@arcada.fi, the Secretary-General andreas@asken.fi or the Communications- and Membership-secretary maria@asken.fi with the following form.

The delegates working language is Swedish.


Information regarding ASK

Because of current circumstances, the board and the staff are working from home until 13.4.

This means that the Cor-house and ASK office will remain closed until 13.4 and all our events are cancelled until 30.4. We are currently working on planning how we best can continue our activity during these special times.

The customer service at ASK office is now only digital and can be reached via WhatsApp on 045 327 4220 where you can send both regular and audio messages during office hours 10:00-16:00. You can also reach us as usual via Facebook, e-mail and phone, personal contact information can be found on asken.fi.

We also ask all Arcada students to daily please check Start, Itslearning and your Arcada email for updates on the situation. If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact your amanuensis.

ASK actively monitors the situation and update our operations accordingly.