Information About the Municipal Elections

By voting in municipal elections, you can contribute to a more student-friendly municipality!

In the municipal elections, municipal and city councils are elected for a four-year term. Councils exercise the highest decision-making power in their local municipalities. By voting in the municipal elections, you can influence how, for example, your municipality’s social and health services, environmental services, cultural and youth services, public transport and urban planning are implemented. Vote for a more student-friendly municipality!

Who Can Vote?

You can vote if you are over 18 on election day and:
A) a Finnish citizen
B) a citizen of the Nordic countries or the EU
C) a citizen of another country who has had a home municipality in Finland for the last two years before 23 April 2021 has the right to vote in the municipality that has been in your municipality on 23 April. 2021.


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How Do I Find My Candidate?

Election voting assistance applications are good way to get to know your local candidates:

Voting assistance applications:

Helsingin sanomat


How to Vote Safely

You can find instructions on voting during the pandemic here.


  • Wear a face mask or a visor unless you have a medical exemption.
  • Stay at least two metres away from others.
  • Use the hand sanitiser available at the polling station.
  • Follow the instructions provided by the election officials.

Advance Voting

Advance voting takes place from 26 May to 8 June 2021. You can vote in advance from any advance polling place in Finland, as long as you have an identity card with you.

You can find your local municipality’s advance voting locations here:


Election Day

Congratulations! You reached the end of the page. Election day is 13 June. On election day, you can only vote at your own polling place. You should have received mail detailing your polling place. Polling stations are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Here’s how to vote on election day: