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Election arrangements

The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria organizes advance voting for Finnish presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections as well as EU parliamentary elections.

The voting register

The Population Registry Centre prepares a computer-based registry 46 days prior to the elections day. The voting registry includes all the necessary information for voting (such as name, social security number, place of residence and the voting place on the election day), which have been in the Population Information System 51 days prior to the election day.

An announcement card will be mailed to voters in advance.  If for any reason you do not receive this card, you can ask about it, and / or about its data content from any Finnish registry office. You can also vote without the card.

Presidential elections 2018

In Finland, the election day is Sunday 28 January 2018, and the advance voting is 17-23 January. Abroad advance voting is 17-20 January 2018.

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Updated 7/31/2017

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