The Election Unit of the Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Matters relating to elections and political parties are dealt with at the Ministry of Justice within the Department for Democracy and Public Law’s unit for Democracy and Elections. The director of the unit is Niklas Wilhelmsson.

Mr Arto Jääskeläinen
Director of Electoral Administration

  • general issues relating to elections
  • drafting of legislation relating to elections and political parties
  • Register of Political Parties

Telephone: +358 2951 50128

Ms Heini Huotarinen (on leave of absence from 1 January 2023 to  31 December 2024)
Ministerial Adviser

  • general issues relating to elections
  • drafting of election legislation 

Telephone: +358 2951 50127

Ms Laura Nurminen
Senior Specialist

  • general issues relating to elections

Telephone: +358 2951 50008

Ms Elina Rissanen
Senior Specialist

  • general issues relating to elections
  • drafting of election legislation

Telephone: +358  2951 50248

Mr Oula-Antti Labba
Senior Specialist

  • general issues relating to elections

Telephone: +358 2951 50244

Mr Tuomas Rekola
Coordinator

  • general issues relating to elections

Telephone: +358 2951 50195

Ms Evgenia Klubnitskina
Coordinator

  • procurement relating to elections
  • maintenance of web pages www.vaalit.fi
  • secretarial duties

Telephone: +358 2951 50141

Ms Anniina Tjurin (ICT-service centre)
Senior Specialist

  • Election Information System

Telephone: +358 2956 65884
Fax: +358 29 56 64702

The central municipal electoral boards 

The central municipal electoral boards are responsible for the general arrangements of the elections in the municipality. In municipal elections, it is also responsible for the nomination of candidates and the calculation of the result.

Addresses and public telephone numbers of central municipal electoral boards (updated 13 May 2024)