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Welcome to the Elections website of the Ministry of Justice!

On this site you can find general information about elections, referendums, political parties and the participation of citizens in general. Also the results of elections and other statistical information relating to elections are published on this web site. This website is intended to provide information to citizens and the media as well as election authorities.

The website is updated by the Election Unit at the Ministry of Justice.


  • A total of 2,146 candidates in Parliamentary elections 2015. Altogether 2,146 candidates were nominated for the 2015 Parliamentary elections, which is 169 fewer than in the previous Parliamentary elections. Read more.

  • Information on all the candidates in the Parliamentary Elections is available on the Elections website of the Ministry of Justice at The candidates in the Parliamentary Elections .

  • Parliamentary Elections on 19 April 2015. In Finland, the election day is Sunday 19 April 2015, and the advance voting between 8 and 14 April 2015 and abroad between 8 and 11 April 2015.

  • Electoral management bodies from 26 countries convene in Helsinki. Around one hundred electoral management authorities from 26 countries convene at a Conference in Helsinki on 26-27 June. The theme of the Conference is combating the misuse of administrative resources, for instance during electoral processes. Read more.

  • Working group starts to prepare a possibility to internet voting. Read more .

Published 17.4.2015