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The state and municipalities operate on the basis of a representative democracy. Citizens elect the President of the Republic of Finland and their representatives in Parliament, the European Parliament and municipal decision-making bodies in free elections.

The Ministry of Justice’s electoral website contains comprehensive information on the conduct of elections and the results of the elections.

The following general elections are conducted in Finland

In addition to elections, national and municipal consultative referendums in which the right to vote is universal may also be conducted.

Next elections

In the 2023 parliamentary elections, the election day is Sunday 2 April 2023, and the advance voting period is 22 – 28 March  in Finland and 22 – 25 March abroad.

  • The actual election day for the parliamentary elections is Sunday, 2 April, 2023. Polling stations are open on election day from 09:00 – 20:00. Advance voting is from 22 - 28 March, 2023.