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P.O.Box 443, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa
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News, 12/12/2017

Advance voting in South Africa in the Finnish presidential election of 2018

In the presidential election of 2018, advance voting will be organised in South Africa in the first round of election 17-20 January 2018. If a second round is organised, the advance voting period will be 31 January - 3rd February 2018.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the organisation of advance voting abroad. The Finnish diplomatic and consular missions and their offices will serve as advance polling stations abroad. Voting will be possible in 242 polling stations in 89 countries.

The presidential election will be held in Finland on Sunday 28 January 2018. Finnish citizens who have reached eighteen years of age have the right to vote in the presidential election.

A passport or some other official ID must be presented at the polling station. The notice of right to vote may be presented but voting is possible also without it.

If one of the candidates receives over half of the votes cast in the first round, he or she is elected President of the Republic. If this does not happen, a second round will be organised on 11 February between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.

Advance elections in South Africa

Pretoria, Embassy of Finland
628 Leyds Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
First round:
Wed-Fri 17-19 January 2018 at 9.00-16.00
Sat 20 January 2018 at 9.00-12.00
Possible second round:
Wed-Fri 31 January - 2 February 2018 at9.00-16.00
Sat 3 February 2018 at 9.00-12.00

Durban, Honorary Consul
22 Silver Oak Avenue, Mount Edgecombe Old Village, KZN 4302
First round:
Thu-Fri 18-19 January 2018 at 9.00-16.00
Possible second round:
Thu-Fri 1-2 February 2018 at 9.00-16.00

Cape Town, Nordic Paper & Packaging Ltd
D3 Westlake Square, 1 Weslake Drive Tokai 7945, Cape Town
First round:
Thu-Fri 18-19 January 2018 at 9.00-16.00
Possible second round:
Thu-Fri 1-2 February 2018 at 9.00-16.00

Please note that it is not possible to vote in advance in Botswana, Lesotho or Mauritius.

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Updated 12/12/2017


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