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 and +358 400 611 432
Fax: +358 9 1606 7730

Ms Heini Huotarinen
Ministerial Adviser

  • general issues relating to elections
  • Register of Political Parties
  • drafting of election legislation 

Telephone: +358 2951 50127 and +358 50 380 0239
Fax: +358 9 1606 7730

Ms Anna Saarela

Senior Specialist, Legal Affairs

  • general issues relating to elections
  • Register of Political Parties
  • drafting of election legislation 

Telephone: +358 2951 50101 and +358 50 388 8661
Fax: +358 9 1606 7730

Ms Laura Nurminen

Senior Specialist

  • general issues relating to elections

Telephone: +358 2951 50008 and +358 50 471 8391
Fax: +358 9 1606 7730

Ms Terttu Tuomi
Administrative Assistant

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

Telephone: +358 2951 50206 and +358 50 337 9021
Fax: +358 9 1606 7730

Ms Anniina Tjurin (ICT-service centre)
Senior Specialist

  • Election Information System

Telephone: +358 2956 65884 and +358 50 400 4031
Fax: +358 29 56 64702