The right of citizens of other EU Member States to vote in Finland
A citizen of another EU Member State living in Finland may choose to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland. This requires, however, that he or she enrols with the voting register in Finland beforehand to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
When a person has been entered in the voting register in Finland, the Finnish authority will notify the relevant authority in his or her home state of the registration, and his or her personal data will be removed from the electoral register of this state. According to the EU Act concerning the elections, no one may vote in more than one Member State of the European Union in the same election. EU citizens may vote either in their home state or in the state they live in.
Letters of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency for the European elections:
- Letter to those EU citizens, who have not enrolled with the voting register in Finland in previous European Elections
- Letter to those EU citizens, who have enrolled with the voting register in Finland already in previous European Elections
Form for registration of the right to vote. The letters and the form are available in English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Estonian, Spanish, Romanian and Polish.
A citizen of another Member State who has been entered in the voting register in Finland is also eligible as a candidate in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland. More about nomination of candidates .
More information on EU citizenship can be found on the website of the European Commission.