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2019/05/14 1:08pm

Children's elections are held for the first time also in Vaasa

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During the voting period for the European Parliamentary elections, children will also be able to vote in their own elections around Finland. Children's elections are now held for the first time also in Vaasa from 15.-21.5.

Candidates are animal characters who compete for the children's votes to travel to Europe. In Vaasa, you can vote during the pre-voting period of the Euro elections (15.-21.5.) at the public information centre in the Main Library of Vaasa (Kirjastonkatu 13) and at the public information centre in Vähäkyrö (Vähänkyröntie 11).

- The polling station is an independent children's electoral point, where a child can vote with the help of a parent or other adult. A child can fill in and stamp a ballot paper and drop it in the children's ballot box, says Petra Winberg, service advisor at the public information centre.

A joint event about voting

The candidate list for the children's elections was published on 10.5. After the vote, the ballots of the children from all the participating municipalities will be counted, and the results will be informed nationally.

- By holding a children’s election, we want to make this an event for everyone, which will inspire voting in the future," says Winberg.
For more detailed opening hours of polling stations, go to www.vaasa.fi/ 

You can vote at the public information centre in the main library of Vaasa (Kirjastonkatu 13):

  • Weds 15.5     10.00 – 20.00
  • Thurs 16.5     10.00 – 20.00
  • Fri 17.5     10.00 – 20.00
  • Sat 18.5     10.00 – 15.00
  • Sun 19.5     10.00 – 15.00
  • Mon 20.4     10.00 – 20.00
  • Tues 21.4     10.00 – 20.00 

 

At the Vähäkyrö public information centre 

  • Weds 15.5     10.00 – 18.00
  • Thurs 16.5     10.00 – 18.00
  • Fri 17.5     10.00 – 18.00
  • Sat 18.5     10.00 – 15.00
  • Sun 19.5     10.00 – 15.00
  • Mon 20.4     10.00 – 18.00
  • Tues 21.4     10.00 – 18.00 
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