Advance voting in Mainland China in June's European elections

The voting day for the European elections in Finland is Sunday 9 June 2024. Abroad, advance voting will be conducted between 29 May and 1 June 2024, but many of the advance polling stations abroad are open for a shorter period than this.

There will be a total of 166 advance polling stations in 86 different countries, located at Finland’s diplomatic and consular missions or their offices. Some of the advance polling stations will only be open on certain days during the advance voting period. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for organising advance voting in Finland’s missions abroad and on board Finnish ships sailing outside the Finnish territory during the advance voting period.

The Ministry of Justice has the overall responsibility for conducting the elections. It has published a list of the advance polling stations(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) and their opening hours on its website vaalit.fi. 

Eligible voters staying abroad for the entire advance voting period and on election day may also vote in advance by post from abroad. The postal voting instructions are available on the Electionsfinland.fi website.

Advance voting in Mainland China:

Beijing

Embassy of Finland

Level 19 West Tower, Genesis Beijing, No. 8 Xinyuan South Road Beijing 100027

Puh. +86 10 8519 8300

Open: At:
29.05. - 30.05.2024 14:00 - 18:00

Shanghai

Consulate General of Finland

2501-2505 Citic Square, 25th floor, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai 200041

Puh. +86 21 5292 9900

Open: At:
29.05. - 30.05.2024 13:00 - 15:00
31.05. - 31.05.2024 10:00 - 12:00
01.06. - 01.06.2024 10:00 - 13:00

 

  • In EU elections, every Finnish citizen or EU citizen living in Finland and registered in the voting rights register, who has turned 18 no later than June 9, 2024, has the right to vote.
  • With regard to the European Parliament elections, the voting rights register will be created with the information that is in the Finnish population information system on April 19, 2024 at 24:00.
  • If you are able to use Finnish electronic identification (online banking credentials, mobile certificate or citizen certificate of an identity card), you can check your data from the population information system on the website of the Finnish Digital and Population Data Services Agency(Link to another website.) (DVV).
  • We also recommend the implementation of the Suomi.fi(Link to another website.) website's electronic message service, in which case the notification of voting rights can be received electronically on time.
  • When you come to vote at a Finnish mission, take with you a valid identity document (passport, police-issued identity card, driver's license or equivalent identity document with a photo) and, if possible, either a voting rights notice that arrived by post or a voting rights notice or at least the cover letter printed from the electronic service in A4 size, addressed to the central election board of your place of residence. Voting process will go faster if you have the voting rights notice/cover letter with you, but you can also fill it out by hand at the polling place.