Information for voters

The voting period ended 30 March at 24.00 (midnight). The result will be published on 7 April. Thank you to all voters! 


Electronic votes raised EUR 30 000 for the environment

TEK will donate EUR 3 for the environment for every electronic vote cast. With the total of 10 605 electronic votes, the donation sums up to EUR 31 820. Electronic voters were also able to vote for their preferred charity out of seven different options. Donations will go to the three most popular charities in proportion to the number of votes cast.

The most popular charity was the Baltic Sea Action Group and supporting their work to protect the Baltic Sea, to which we will donate EUR 14 000. We are donating EUR 9 750 for the second most popular charity, The Finnish Nature League to support nature and environmental education for children and adolescents. The preserving of old-growth forests by Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation will receive a donation of EUR 8 070. Read more in TEK magazine (in Finnish).

Thank you to all the voters!


Charity options

The Finnish Nature League: supporting nature and environmental education for children and adolescents (1 720 votes)

Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation: donation to preserve old-growth forest (1 424 votes)

Baltic Sea Action Group: supporting work for the Baltic Sea (2 471 votes)

WWF: protection of Saimaa ringed seal (1 003 votes)

Gold Standard: Gold Standard certified projects for cleaner energy in developing countries (924 votes)

CO2-esto: elimination of emission rights (508 votes)

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation: donation for FANC’s lobbying efforts for improving climate matters (712 votes) 

Total number of votes: 8 762


Who is eligible to vote?


All regular members and honorary members of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK), and ordinary members of the Finnish Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (TFiF) who belong to TEK, will be eligible to vote in the election if their membership has been approved before 1 January 2020 and they are members at the time of the election.

Members of TEK who are living abroad are also eligible to vote in the General Council election. The eligibility requirements and election dates are the same as for members living in Finland.

Student members are not eligible to vote in the election.


Who are the candidates?


Get to know the candidates in the different electoral districts below. You can also try out the election engine or the candidate search engine (in Finnish) to find the most suitable candidate for you. The electoral alliances who have nominated candidates are presented in TEK magazine (in Finnish).  

Southern (eteläinen) district (pdf)

Western (läntinen) district (pdf)

Eastern (itäinen) district (pdf)

Northern (pohjoinen) district (pdf)

All candidates for Tekniikan Akateemiset ry (for members living abroad) (pdf)

TFiFs electoral district (pdf)


The candidates are nominated on specific electoral districts and you can only vote for candidates in your own district. Your own district is determined based on where you lived on 1 January 2020. An exception are members who live outside of Finland, who can vote for candidates on which ever electoral district as well as TFiF-TEK members, who can only vote for TFiFarna's candidates. More information on the distribution and numbers of candidates is available here.


Electoral districts for Tekniikan Akateemiset ry:

Southern electoral district (32 seats): Uusimaa.
Western electoral district (21 seats): Åland, Southern Ostrobothnia, Kanta-Häme, Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Tampere Region, Ostrobothnia, Päijät-Häme, Satakunta and Southwest Finland.
Eastern electoral district (6 seats): South Karelia, South Savo, Kymenlaakso, North Karelia and North Savo.
Northern electoral district (7 seats): Kainuu, Lapland and Northern Ostrobothnia.

TFiF's electoral district (4 seats) covers the whole of Finland.


In the image below you can see how electoral coalitions and alliances are organised in TEK's election. 

In the electoral district of Tekniikan Akateemiset ry, the electoral coalitions have the following effect: when you vote for a candidate who is nominated in an electoral alliance that is part of an electoral coalition, you also influence how the candidate ranks in the electoral coalition. This gives the candidate a ranking in the electoral coalition, based on which the final candidate seats are distributed. 

Electoral coalitions and alliances in TEK's elections