Thursday, March 30, 2017

Finnish municipal elections 2017

The municipal elections are just a bit over a week away. And most of the people living in Finland are eligible to vote.

by Yle News

You are not sure you are among them? Allowed to vote are:
  • Finnish, EU, Icelandic and Norwegian citizens who are at least 18 and have lived in the municipality more than 50 days.
  • Other foreigners 18 who have lived in the municipality more than 50 days and who lived in Finland for at least two years in a row.
If you are eligible to vote, please do so. Now you have a chance to have an influence in what happens in Helsinki.

It might be tough to come by information about the election and the parties if you don't speak Finnish or Swedish. But there are a few sources in English that can help you:

For more information on the election, what it is about and who is eligible to vote, check out kuntavaalit.fi.

For information about the parties check out the link list on Yle as well as the Yle News debate in English.

You still have until next week Sunday to make your decision. So check out the information.

And don't forget to vote on April 9!


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