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Advance voting

You can vote during the advance voting period at any municipality, even if it would be on the other side of Finland. You can vote for the candidates of the municipality you got the voting right at.

If you have voted in advance you can’t vote again on election day because all the citizens have only one vote. 

If you are an exchange student living abroad, you can vote at the nearest Finnish mission.

Advance polling stations

Advance Polling Stations
Kirjastoauto Sulka: Suomen Urheiluopisto, Kaskelantie 10, 19120 Vie­ru­mä­ki, 


Advance Polling Stations
Advance Polling Stations near campuses:
Etelä-Haaga library, mon-tue 9–20, ke–pe 9–20, la–su 10–16
Malmi library, mon-tue 8–20, ke–pe 8–20, la–su 10–16
Pasila library, second floor, mon-tue 9–20, ke–pe 9–20, la–su 10–16

Advance Polling Station


Whole Finland
All Advance Polling Stations

Election day
On the election day, voters may cast their votes at the polling station stated in the voting register and on the card sent to them before the elections.

The polling stations are open from 9 to 20.


How to vote?

  1. Present your ID to the election officer. They will look for your name on the electoral roll and give you a ballot. The election official will also mark on the electoral roll that you have voted. At the polling station, voting shall be carried out by an electoral commission consisting of five members, at least three of whom must be present at all times.


  2. Go to the polling station with the ballot paper. The booth has a pen and you can check your candidate number from the combination of candidate lists on the wall of the booth. If you need help making a vote, an election assistant will assist you in the polling booth. The candidates in the European elections are the same all over the country, so you can vote for any candidate.
  3. Use the pen to mark the number of the candidate you want to vote for on the ballot paper. Do not write anything else on the ballot paper! 
  4. After marking the number on the ballot paper, fold it so that the number remains inside the fold and can not be seen outwards. 
  5. With the ballot paper folded, go to the election officer in charge of the ballot box. They will stamp your ballot. 
  6. You will then drop the stamped ballot paper into the ballot box. You can then leave the polling station.


Be sure to bring an identity card to the polling station, which may be an identity card, passport, driver’s license, or similar pictorial document issued by the police. If you do not have such a document, you can apply to the nearest police station for a free temporary ID card to vote. To apply for it, you need two passport photos up to six months old.