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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 2024 Presidential elections , the election day is Sunday 28 January 2024, and the advance voting period is 17 – 23 January  in Finland and 17 – 20 January abroad.

  • In the 2024 Presidential elections, the election day is Sunday 28 January 2024. On this day, the polling stations are open from 9:00 to 20:00. The advance voting period is 17–23 January in Finland and 17–20 January abroad. A possible second election will be held on 11 February 2024 and advance voting from 31 January to 6 February 2024.