Advance voting abroad in Finland's municipal elections in 2021

Advance voting abroad in Finland's municipal elections in 2021

The municipal elections will be held on Sunday 18 April 2021. Advance voting will be possible in Iran on 7 April 2021. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the organisation of advance voting abroad.

Municipal elections 2021

The advance polling stations abroad will be located in Finland's diplomatic and consular missions or their offices in 75 different countries. A total of 108 advance polling stations will be open abroad.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the organisation of advance voting in Finland’s missions abroad and on board Finnish ships sailing outside the Finnish territory during the advance voting period.

In municipal elections, the right to vote is linked with residency in the municipality in question, which means that Finns residing permanently abroad are not entitled to vote in the municipal elections.

The Ministry of Justice of Finland has the overall responsibility for conducting the elections. It has published on the vaalit.fi website a list of advance polling stations and their opening hours. 

Voters who are eligible to vote in municipal elections can exercise their right to vote also through postal voting, which is organised by the Ministry of Justice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that voting cannot be organised in the advance polling stations as planned because local authorities may impose restrictions or lockdowns at short notice. Information on the dates, instructions and an order form for postal voting documents are available at vaalit.fi.

The advance voting in municipal elections 2021 will take place at the Finnish Embassy in Tehran. 

Embassy of Finland
No. 94, Corner of Maleki St.
Moghaddas Ardebili St.
Zaferanieh
1986777453 TEHRAN
IRAN
Puh. +98 212 351 2000

Opening hours:
Wed 7.4.2021 at 09.00 – 18.00

You will need a photo identification, such as a passport or an identity card. It is recommended to take along the notice of the right to vote. It speeds up the vote, but you can also vote without it.