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One in four eligible voters voted in advance in county elections

19.1.2022 10.00
According to preliminary data, more than 1 035 745 votes were cast in advance in the 2022 county elections. This means that approximately 26,4 per cent of all eligible voters voted in advance.

Ministry of Justice gives instructions on safe voting during COVID-19

11.1.2022 15.16
Vaalit. Val.
The elections website of the Ministry of Justice, Electionsfinland.fi, contains instructions for voters on safe voting in the county elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry has prepared the instructions in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Advance voting for county elections begins on Wednesday 12 January

5.1.2022 10.11
The advance voting period for the county elections is from 12 to 18 January 2022 in Finland and from 12 to 15 January 2022 abroad. Election day is Sunday 23 January 2022.

County elections: Proving identity at polling stations

29.12.2021 11.15
In the 2022 county elections, eligible voters must prove their identity to an election official in the same way as in any other elections. Voters may prove their identity with a photo ID, such as an identity card, passport or driving licence issued by the police. 

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Anna-Maja Henriksson
Anna-Maja Henriksson
Minister of Justice
Thomas Blomqvist
Thomas Blomqvist
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality
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