Advance voting in county council elections 8.5 per cent

Advance voting in county council elections 8.5 per cent

About 8.5 percent of Finland’s 3.9 million eligible voters have already taken the opportunity to vote before next week’s election day on Sunday, January 23rd.

That means about 333,000 people.

Advance ballot boxes opened across the country on Wednesday, and the first couple of polling stations were busier than last year’s municipal elections.

However, due to the coronavirus situation at the time, the advance voting period for the municipal vote was extended to two weeks, while the provincial election period is only one week.

Check out our really simple provincial council guide here. This article also explains key topics in seven different languages, including English.

Advance polling stations in this election will be open in many libraries and malls across the country until Tuesday, January 18th. A list of places and opening hours can be found on the website of the Ministry of Justice. website.

In some municipalities, it is also possible to vote outdoors.

This week’s All Points North session heard from voters and experts on key issues ahead of next week’s poll. You can listen to the full podcast on the embedded player here, through Yle Areena, Spotify, Apple podcasts or on your regular podcast player using an RSS feed.

Yle’s election compass, which helps voters find like-minded candidates in multiple languages, including English, can be found here and voters can also check their eligibility canivote.fi website.

Source: The Nordic Page


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