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Advance voting

Advance voting in the County Elections from 12 to 18 January 2020 in the City of Helsinki

The City of Helsinki is not a wellbeing services county and does not belong to any wellbeing services county, which is why the County Elections are not conducted in Helsinki. The people of Helsinki are thus not entitled to vote in the County Elections.

People entitled to vote in other municipalities may vote in advance in Helsinki at the following advance polling stations:

Central library Oodi, 2nd floor, group space 1
Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

Wed–Fri 10.00–18.00
Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
Mon–Tue 10.00–20.00

Pasila library, 2nd floor
Kellosilta 9, 00520 Helsinki

Wed–Fri 10.00–18.00
Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
Mon–Tue 10.00–20.00

Itäkeskus library, Cultural Centre Stoa
Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki

Wed–Fri 10.00–18.00
Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
Mon–Tue 10.00–20.00

The city of Helsinki’s general advance polling stations on the service map

You must prove your identity to the election official at the advance polling station. Therefore, you must carry an official ID.

If needed, you can also make enquiries about your right to vote in the County Elections to the office of the Helsinki central municipal election board or the Ministry of Justice’s toll-free telephone number 0800 9 4770 (in Finnish) and 0800 9 4771 (in Swedish).

More information about the County Elections is available on the Ministry of Justice’s elections website.

Voting at an institution

Even though the people of Helsinki are not entitled to vote in the County Elections, the City of Helsinki arranges advance voting at institutions for people who are entitled to vote in other municipalities. The advance voting period in the County Elections runs from 12 to 18 January 2022.

Voting in the County Elections is available to those who are entitled to vote and live or receive treatment at hospitals, penal institutions and social welfare units offering round-the-clock care, who are not inhabitants of Helsinki.

Helsinki inhabitants and others, such as personnel of an institution, visitors and people receiving treatment at the emergency room or the outpatient clinic, are not entitled to vote at the institution.

It is preferable that at person who is entitled to vote tells the personnel of the institution in advance about their wish to vote at the institution.

The voting at the institutions is administered by the electoral commissions that have been established for this specific purpose.

More information on how the voting at institutions is arranged in Helsinki can be obtained from the office of the Helsinki central municipal election board.

The Ministry of Justice’s website has more information about voting at an institution (in Finnish).

Voting at home

In the County Elections, voters may order arrangements for voting at home from the central municipal election board of their municipality. The people of Helsinki are not entitled to vote in the County Elections, which is why voting at home is not arranged in Helsinki.

The Ministry of Justice’s elections website has more information about voting at home (in Finnish).




21.12.2021 14:12