All Finnish citizens over the age of 18 by election day have the right to vote in Finland’s parliamentary elections. During the 22–28 March advance voting period, eligible voters are free to vote at any advance polling station. The website vaalit.fi contains the locations and opening hours of each of the advance polling stations in Helsinki.
At the polling station, you will be required to confirm your identity with a driving licence, passport, a police-issued ID card, or a similar valid official identity card with a photo.
On the actual election day, 2 April, you will only be able to vote at the official polling station of your own voting area. Everyone with the right to vote is sent a notice that contains information on the location of both advance polling stations and their official polling station on election day.
It is also possible for people whose ability to move or function is limited to the extent that they are unable to access an advance polling station or their official election day polling station without undue difficulty to vote from home. You must register for home voting no later than Tuesday, 21 March 2023 by 16.00 to your municipality’s central election committee.
City of Helsinki election committee's contact information
In Finland’s parliamentary elections, citizens elect 200 Members of Parliament to serve a four-year term. The Finnish Parliament is the highest state body in Finland. It enacts laws and decides on state finances.
Helsinki residents can choose their candidate from among the candidates in the electoral district of Helsinki .
Elections Helpline for voters
Call the toll-free helpline with your questions about the elections and voting.
Elections Helpline for voters: +358 800 9 4770 (Finnish) | +358 800 9 4771 (Swedish)
WhatsApp message service: +358 9 310 8730.
The service is open weekdays 8.00–16.00.