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News, 11/15/2017

Presidential Election in Finland is coming up – don’t forget to update your address!

Presidential Election in Finland is quickly approaching – are you ready? The first round will be held in Finland on January 28, 2018. Advance voting in Canada will be organized between January 17 and 20, 2018 according to the list below.  If none of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the votes cast, there will be a second round between the two candidates who have received most votes. The second round will be held in Finland on February 11, 2018 and advance voting in Canada between January 31 and February 3, 2018.

Every Finnish citizen who has reached eighteen years of age has the right to vote in presidential elections. Voting register will be created on December 13, 2017 based on the information that appears in the Population Information System on December 8, 2017. Everyone in the register is sent a notice of his or her right to vote (card of information) not later than 24 days before Election Day. In order to receive the card, voters need to make sure that their address is up to date in the Population Information System by December 8, 2017.

You can update your address online using Finnish Internet Bank access codes or an ID card at https://www.posti.fi/changeaddress/. You can also print out a form here, fill it out and mail it either to the Local Register Office of West Finland, Pietarsaari Unit, or to the nearest Finnish diplomatic or consular mission in your current country of residence.

Any questions can be directed to address@maistraatti.fi

’Voters need to have a valid government issued photo identification and the information card with them at the polling station. Voting is allowed without at the information the card but it makes the process faster.

The final list of presidential candidates will be published at the Vaalit.fi website on December 21,2017. www.vaalit.fi

Advance voting in Canada (2nd round in parenthesis):


Calgary, Honorary Consulate, January 17, 2018
(January 31, 2018)
TD Canada Trust Tower, 421, 7th Avenue SW, Suite 3415
Calgary, ALBERTA T2P 4K9

Montreal, Honorary Consulate, January 17, 2018
(January 31, 2018)
Place du Sherbrooke, 1010 Sherbrooke Street W, Suite 820
Montreal, QUEBEC H3A 2R7

Ottawa, Embassy, January 17-19, 2018
(January 31 - February 2, 2018)
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 850
Ottawa, ONTARIO K1P 6L5

Sudbury, Honorary Consulate, January 17-18, 2018
(January 31 - February 1, 2018)
176 McNaughton Street
Sudbury, ONTARIO P3E 1V3

Toronto, Honorary Consulate, January 17-20, 2018
(January 31 - February 3, 2018)
1200 Bay Street, Suite 301
Toronto, ONTARIO M5R 2A5

Thunder Bay, Honorary Consulate, January 17, 2018
(January 31, 2018)
76 North Algoma Street
Thunder Bay, ONTARIO P7A 4Z4

Vancouver, Honoaray Consulate, January 17-19, 2018
(January 31 - February 2, 2018)
1188 West Georgia Street, Suite 1480
Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA V6E 4A2

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