How to vote safely in the county elections during COVID-19

The municipal elections of June 2021 were conducted in a safe and healthy manner in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Justice and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). A variety of special arrangements were made at the polling stations to ensure safe voting despite the epidemic. 

The Ministry of Justice and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare are actively preparing measures required for ensuring that the upcoming county elections can also be conducted safely regardless of the COVID-19 epidemic.  In January 2022, all those who wish to do so will have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The county elections will be held in January 2022 following the arrangements required by the epidemiological situation.

Precautions already familiar to voters, such as hand sanitisers, face masks and safe distances in queues, will also be used in the county elections, if this is considered necessary. 

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