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Advance voting abroad in Finland's elections in 2019
The Finnish parliamentary elections will be held on Sunday 14 April 2019 and European Parliament Elections on Sunday 26 May 2019. In South Africa you may vote in advance in Pretoria and in Cape Town.
From good to “goodest”: Finland tops the Good Country Index
Finland is number one in the newest Good Country Index, which seeks to measure “what each country on earth contributes to the good of humanity.” We talk to the index’s creator, Simon Anholt, about what it means to be “goodest.”
Postal voting 2019: order voting documents
A possibility to vote by post will be introduced in the parliamentary elections of spring 2019. This means that eligible voters who reside abroad permanently (expatriate Finns) and eligible voters who reside in Finland but are abroad at the time of the elections may vote by post. Advance voting will be arranged at Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad in the same manner as before.