Act postponing municipal elections approved

Ministry of Justice
29.3.2021 14.05
Press release

The 2021 municipal elections will be held on Sunday 13 June 2021. The Act on the Postponement of the 2021 Municipal Elections entered into force today.

Election day is 13 June 2021. The advance voting period is from 26 May to 8 June in Finland and from 2 to 5 June abroad. This year, the advance voting period in Finland is longer than usual, two weeks, and municipalities have been granted support for the extra costs arising from the extension.

Candidate applications submitted earlier to the central municipal election boards are still valid. However, it is possible to make changes to the applications and submit new applications until 4 May.

Inquiries:
Arto Jääskeläinen, Director of Electoral Administration, tel. +358 295 150 128, [email protected]
Heini Huotarinen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 127, [email protected]

The President of the Republic approved the Act on the Postponement of the 2021 Municipal Elections (256/2021). The Act entered into force on 29 March 2021.