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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.

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,, 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.

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. 

This is how the right to vote is determined in county elections

23.12.2021 11.17
Finnish citizens who reside in a wellbeing services county and reach the age of 18 years on election day 23 January 2022 at the latest are entitled to vote in the county elections.

Information on candidates for county elections to be published on 23 December

21.12.2021 10.02
The county election boards will confirm the master lists of candidates for the January 2022 county elections on Thursday 23 December 2021. Information about the candidates will be published on the website of the Ministry of Justice during the same evening.

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice maintains and develops legal order and legal protection and oversees the structures of democracy and the fundamental rights of citizens.

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Administrative sector

Administrative sector

More than 9,100 people work in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice, most of them in courts.

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Minister of Justice

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