Holding the Election

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for carrying out the election.

In addition to the Ministry of Justice statutory duties are carried out by

  • the Electoral District Committee of Helsinki (candidate nomination and confirmation of the election result in the whole country)
  • all electoral district committees (counting of the result)
  • the central election committees of the municipalities (the arrangements for the election in the municipalities),
  • election committees (voting on election day on the polling stations),
  • election commissioners (advance voting at advance polling stations)
  • electoral commissions (voting in prisons, hospitals etc. and voting at home)
  • The Digital and Population Data Services Agency (duties in connection to the voting register)