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Municipal election on 13 June 2021

Municipal elections 13 June 2021.

The next municipal elections will be held on 13 June 2021. 

Municipal elections postponed until June - changes to polling stations

A total of 85 council members will be elected to the Helsinki City Council in the municipal elections. Municipal elections are held every four years.

The City Council makes decisions on the most important financial matters in the City and coordinates City administration. The council appoints members to City decision-making bodies, such as the City Board and its committees, and fills the most important public servant vacancies. The council selects the mayor and deputy mayors from among its members for the term of office, i.e. the time between municipal elections. You can influence decision making in the City by casting your vote in the municipal elections.

On election day, all those eligible to vote may only vote at their own polling station, i.e. at the polling station indicated on the ballot paper received by post. If you vote in advance, you may vote at any general advance polling station. There are 36 general advance polling stations in Helsinki. At the polling station, you must always present proof of identity.

Important dates for municipal elections

  • Nomination of candidates ends 4 May 2021
  • Candidate numbers confirmed  14 May 2021
  • Advance voting 26 May to 8 June 2021
  • Election day 13 June 2021
  • Election results confirmed and announced 16 June 2021
  • New council term starts 1 August 2021

The restrictions put in place due to the pandemic may still be in effect during the election. This will result in some exceptional measures taken in holding the elections.

The City Board decided on 14 December 2020 and 25 January 2021 that certain libraries, cultural centres and shopping centres shall serve as general advance polling stations.

On election day, polling stations will be set up at City Hall and certain schools, libraries and cultural centres, for example.

Contact information for the City of Helsinki Central Election Commission

Keskusvaalilautakunnan toimisto
Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 16, 3rd floor, 00100 Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)9 3101 3344
e-mail  kesvlk(at)

Postal address
Helsingin kaupungin keskusvaalilautakunnan toimisto
PL 1/kesvlk
00099 Helsingin kaupunki

The previous municipal elections were held on 9 April 2017.

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