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Advance voting in the presidential election to begin on Wednesday 17 January 2024

Ministry of Justice
Publication date 15.1.2024 11.11
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Advance voting in the 2024 presidential election will be conducted from 17 to 23 January 2024 in Finland and from 17 to 20 January 2024 abroad. The election day is Sunday 28 January 2024. 

The election day for the second round, if one needs to be conducted, is Sunday 11 February 2024. The advance voting period for the possible second round is from 31 January to 6 February 2024 in Finland and from 31 January to 3 February 2024 abroad.

During the advance voting period, eligible voters may vote at any of the general advance polling stations in Finland or abroad. 

The addresses and opening hours of the advance polling stations in Finland and abroad can be found in the Information and Result Service and in the Polling Station Service of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency at

Voters may also call the Elections Helpline of the Ministry of Justice free of charge to ask about the advance polling stations. The telephone number is 0800 9 4770 for service in Finnish and English and 0800 9 4771 for service in Swedish and English. Voters can also send their election-related questions on WhatsApp (050 438 8730).

Polling card has been sent to all eligible voters 

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency has sent a polling card to all eligible voters either by post or electronically via Messages. The polling card has been sent electronically to those eligible voters who have activated Messages and given their consent for official messages to be sent via the service.

Proving identity at polling station

Voters must present proof of their identity at the polling station. Official photo IDs, such as passports, driving licences and identity cards issued by the police are accepted as proof of identity. It is essential that an election official can reliably verify the voter's identity based on the document. Voters who do not have a valid proof of identity can obtain a temporary identity card free of charge from the police for voting purposes.

Follow voter turnout online 

Voter turnout can be followed in real time in the Information and Result Service. Once the advance voting period has begun, information on the number of advance voters in the entire country, in each election district and in each municipality will be updated in the service once every hour.

Arto Jääskeläinen, Director of Electoral Administration, tel. +358 2951 50128, [email protected]
Laura Nurminen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 2951 50008, [email protected] 
Elina Rissanen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 2951 50248, [email protected]

Read more about the presidential election and voting at
The Polling Station Service of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency is available at

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