Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Finland

11/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2021 05:48

Polling station in county elections is determined based on voters’ place of residence on 3 December

A voter's polling station in county elections is determined based on the voter's place of residence. The voting register for the 2022 county elections to be held in January will be compiled based on the information contained in the Population Information System on 3 December 2021.

A voter's place of residence determines the wellbeing services county in which the voter is entitled to vote and the election day polling station. Each wellbeing services county has its own candidates, and voters can only vote for the candidates standing for election in their wellbeing services county. On election day, 23 January 2022, voters may only vote at the polling station mentioned in the notice of right to vote sent to them. During the advance voting period, voters may freely choose any polling station.

If an eligible voter moves after 3 December, the electoral district and the election day polling station are determined based on their previous place of residence.

A notice of right to vote (polling card) will be sent to all eligible voters in December. The notice will be sent in electronic format to those eligible voters who have activated the Suomi.fi Messages service and given their consent for all official notifications to be sent to them electronically. In the 2021 municipal elections, an electronic notice of right to vote was sent to approximately 580,000 eligible voters.

Information about county elections and voting: www.electionsfinland.fi

General advance polling stations in county elections