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Notices of right to vote in municipal elections to be sent out in March

Ministry of Justice
2.3.2021 16.28
Press release

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency will send a notice of the right to vote in the 2021 municipal elections to all eligible voters during March. The notice will be accompanied by instructions on safe voting.

The notices of right to vote will be sent by post. 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.

The notice of right to vote indicates the voter’s election day polling station and contact details of the central municipal election board. A list of advance polling stations close to the eligible voter’s place of residence and instructions on safe voting during the COVID-19 epidemic will also be enclosed.

People who reach the age of 18 on election day at the latest and have a municipality of residence in Finland have the right to vote in the municipal elections. The elections will be conducted in April 2021. Election day is Sunday 18 April. The advance voting period is in Finland from 7 to 13 April 2021 and abroad from 7 to 10 April 2021.

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency has established a voting register for the 2021 municipal elections based on the information contained in the Population Information System on 26 February 2021. The number of eligible voters included in the register is approximately 4,462,000.

Health security will be taken into account in election arrangements  

The Ministry of Justice is preparing the municipal elections in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The Ministry of Justice and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare have drawn up instructions on safe voting during the COVID-19 epidemic.
 
The objective is to make sure that everyone can vote safely regardless of the epidemiological situation. Finland is well prepared to organise the municipal elections during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Reliable information about elections and voting is available at www.electionsfinland.fi

Inquiries:
Laura Nurminen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 008, [email protected]
Laura Peuraniemi, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 036, [email protected]
Heini Huotarinen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 127, [email protected]
Arto Jääskeläinen, Director of Electoral Administration, tel. +358 295 150 128, [email protected]