If you live abroad, you can vote by mail

Will you be abroad at the time the election takes place? You can vote by mail.

Postal voting abroad

Finland adopted postal voting abroad in the spring 2019 parliamentary election. Those Finnish nationals who are entitled to vote and who permanently or during the election are staying abroad can vote by mail.

If you wish to vote by mail, order the documents to your address abroad. After receiving the documents, you can vote, and your vote will be returned to Finland, to the central election committee of your own municipality. Be sure to carefully read the instructions sent to you with the documents before filling in the postal voting form.

You can order the postal voting material about three months before the election. You can vote as soon as the candidates’ numbers are published. Votes given by mail shall be with the election authority no later than on June 11, 2021, so that they can be accounted for in the municipal election.

You will find general information about postal voting as well as order and operating instructions on the Ministry of Justice's website. Check out also further information and answers to frequently asked questions.