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News, 2/22/2017

Advance voting in Finland’s municipal elections in 2017

In the municipal elections of 2017, advance voting is possible in Latvia March 29-31. In Finland, the municipal elections will be held on Sunday, 9 April.

Advance voting takes place at the Finnish Embassy on Kalpaka bulvaris 1, LV-1605 Riga.  Polling station is open March 29-31 from 14:00 until 18:00.

The Government decided about the advance polling stations to be set up abroad for the April municipal elections on 21 December 2016. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the organisation of advance voting abroad. The Finnish diplomatic or consular missions and their offices will serve as advance polling stations abroad. Voting will be possible in 125 polling stations in 78 countries.

The electorate consists mainly of Finnish citizens over 18 years of age whose municipality of residence is in Finland.

A passport or some other official ID must be presented at the polling station. The notice of right to vote may be displayed but voting is possible also without presenting it.

Further information

A list of polling stations abroad in the municipal elections of 2017

The elections website of the Ministry of Justice

Moving from one address to another outside Finland

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Updated 3/22/2017

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