Advance Polls in Canada for the Finnish Municipal Elections

Advance Polls in Canada for the Finnish Municipal Elections

In Finnish municipal elections, the right to vote is based on domicile on record in the Finnish population register. All persons over 18, whose municipality of residence is in Finland are eligible to vote.

 

We recommend voting by mail, because Covid-19 related restrictions by local authorities may result in unexpected closing of polling stations.  Please order the voting material as soon as possible so that voting is possible in all circumstances.  Voters who are not within reasonable distance from the advance polling stations should also order the voting material in good time.

A voting notice will be mailed to every eligible voter latest March 25, 2021, to the address on file in the population register. If you are not certain your details in the register are current, contact the Digital and Data Services Agency.

Voting day in Finland is April 18, 2021.  Advance polls in Canada take place at the embassy in Ottawa and honorary consulates in Vancouver and Toronto during the second week on April as follows:

 

Ottawa, Embassy of Finland

55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 850, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5, Tel: +1 613 288 2233

Wednesday April 7, 2021, 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday April 8, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

 

Toronto, Honorary Consulate of Finland

1200 Bay Street, Suite 301, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5, Tel: +1 416 964 0066

Wednesday April 7, 2021, 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday April 8, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

Friday April 9, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

 

Vancouver, Honorary Consulate of Finland

1188 West Georgia Street, Suite 1480, Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2, Tel: +1 604 688 4483

Wednesday April 7, 2021, 1 pm – 5 pm

Thursday April 8, 2021, 8 am – 12 noon

 

When voting at the advance polls in person, you must have with you a valid piece of government-issued photo I.D. If you received the voting notice in the mail, please bring it also.

 

Candidate listings are available as of March 18, 2021

 

If the polling stations have to closed due to restrictions by local authorities, this will be posted on the embassy web site and social media.

 

More information on the elections web site of the Finnish Ministry of Justice vaalit.fi