Voting and eligibility
Every Finnish citizen, who by election day turns 18 years of age, is eligible to vote in the parliamentary election, regardless of place of residence. More information about who have the right to vote at parliamentary elections in Finland can be found in the official election website.
In the 2023 parliamentary elections, election day is Sunday, 2nd April 2023. Other important dates are:
- Early voting in Finland: from Wednesday to Tuesday, 22nd to 28th March 2023
- Early voting abroad: from Wednesday to Saturday, 22nd to 25th March 2023
- Voting on election day: Sunday, 2nd April 2023, from 9 am to 8 pm
On election day, an eligible person can only vote at the polling station marked in the eligibility registry and on the notice of eligibility sent to the voter. Polling stations are open from 9 am to 8 pm. Instead of voting on election day, an eligible voter can vote in advance in any available advance polling station in Finland or abroad.
An eligible person can vote abroad in one of the following ways:
Voting at the embassy
The general advance polling stations abroad are Government decreed Finnish embassies and their branches. Anyone eligible can vote there, be they a Finnish expat or merely vacationing, working, or studying. Many polling stations abroad operate on all four advance voting days. However, some may be open for a shorter time. Advance voting at an embassy works quite similarly to advance voting in Finland. More information on advance voting can be found in the official election website.
Eligible voters who permanently live abroad or are currently residing abroad can vote by mail. More information on postal voting can be found on the official election website.