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Welcome to the Elections website of the Ministry of Justice!

On this site you can find general information about elections, referendums, political parties and the participation of citizens in general. Also the results of elections and other statistical information relating to elections are published on this web site. This website is intended to provide information to citizens and the media as well as election authorities.

The website is updated by the Election Unit at the Ministry of Justice.

Presidential Elections on 28 January 2018.
In Finland, the election day is Sunday 28 January 2018, and the advance voting between 17 and 23 January and abroad between 17 and 20 January 2018.


  • Municipal elections result information on the Elections website at Preliminary information on the results of the municipal elections will be published on the Elections website on 9 April after 20.00. Read more.

  • Working group to conduct feasibility study on online voting. The Ministry of Justice has appointed a working group to conduct a feasibility study on the possibilities to introduce online voting in Finland. A parliamentary monitoring group has also been established. Read more.

  • Finnish Government: Introduction of internet voting set as goal. In its strategy session on Monday 24 October 2016, the Government of Finland outlined that electronic voting will be introduced in Finland as an alternative to the traditional voting in all elections. Read more.

  • The health and social services reform aims to establish autonomous counties whose county councils would be chosen by elections. The Election Act will prescribe on the county elections. The first county elections would be held in connection with the 2018 presidential election. The election day would be Sunday, 28 January 2018. In 2021 and thereafter, the county elections will be held in April simultaneously with the municipal elections. Read more.

  • Working group proposes: Four-year experiment with internet voting in municipal referenda. The working group for internet voting proposes to the ministerial working group on public administration and regional development that an experiment with internet voting is carried out in connection with consultative municipal referenda. According to the proposal, the experiment would be carried out in connection with the advance voting in municipal referenda during a fixed-term of four years. The experiment is estimated to take place during the years 2016-2020. Read more.

Published 18.4.2017