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Difference between voting in advance or on Election Day

The advance voting for the 2021 Municipal Elections in Finland will take place from 26 May to 8 June 2021 and the Election Day is 13 June 2021. This means that the general advance polling stations have just opened their doors all over Finland. How does voting on Election Day differ from voting in advance?

On Election Day, you can only vote at your own polling place. Your voting location on Election Day is written on the voting rights notice you received by post. The polling station is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting in advance, on the other hand, is possible at any of the 930 public polling stations. A list of advance polling places in your constituency has been mailed with the notice of voting rights by post, and a list of the for the entire country can be found in the Ministry of Justice’s information and results service. Polling station opening hours vary by location, so be sure to check that you are going to the right place at the right time.

Advance voting is especially handy for you if you have moved to another city for the summer. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter whether you cast your vote on Election Day or in advance as long as you vote. A single vote can make the difference.

KOE’s and LTKY’s Municipal Election committee

P.S. If you are still wondering who to vote for, see our tips and presentations of local candidates from the Facebook event or use an election compass to find a suitable candidate. For example you could use a compass made by Finnish Public Service Media Company YLE, the Youth election compass by Allianssi or find the perfect compass for yourself online.

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