Council elections

The highest decision-making authority of Loimu is exercised by the council, which consists of members elected through elections. The next elections will be held from October 8 to October 29, 2024.


Join in to influence the activities of your own professional organization. As a member of the council, you get to decide on Loimu’s strategy, operations, and finances, such as membership fees. Additionally, in the council, you can develop useful skills for the workplace, such as negotiation skills and decision-making abilities, as well as build networks.

All student members and regular members who have joined by July 31, 2024, are eligible to run as candidates. You can become a candidate either through an electoral association or an electoral alliance. The founding documents of electoral associations and electoral alliances, as well as candidate lists, must be submitted to the union via the online form no later than September 4, 2024.

Read more: Running as a Candidate


The voting period for the council election is from October 8 to October 29, 2024. The elections will be conducted electronically, and the link to the voting system will be updated on Loimu’s website and sent to members via email on October 8, 2024. Additionally, members will receive reminders via text messages during the election period.

Candidates will introduce themselves in the Loimu magazine issue 4/2024 and in the election questionnaire, which will be available to members no later than October 8, 2024.

All student, senior, and regular members who have joined by July 31, 2024, are eligible to vote. You can verify your voting eligibility from September 17 to September 24, 2024, by logging into OmaLoimu or by contacting our member services. Any objections regarding voting eligibility must be submitted to no later than October 1, 2024.

Read more: Voting

Council Elections Schedule 2024

  • Eligible to Run: all student members and Full members who have joined by July 31, 2024
  • Eligible to Vote: Members who have joined by July 31, 2024
  • Candidate Nomination Deadline: September 4, 2024
  • Voting Period Begins: October 8, 2024
  • Last Day of Voting: October 29, 2024
  • Election Results Announcement: October 30, 2024, on this page and through a newsletter

Election Committee

Loimu’s elections are governed by Loimu’s rules and election regulations, as well as association law. The elections are overseen by an election committee, consisting of Peter Hackman, Helena Herttuainen (Chair), Laura Kammonen, Anna Monni, Hannele Ollilainen, Anna-Maria Rajala, and Merja Simonen. The secretary of the election committee is the organization manager, Johanna Hristov.

  • Vaalijärjestys (only available in Finnish) (.pdf)

Valtuustovaalien tietosuojaseloste (tulossa, only available in Finnish)