Advance voting for the European Elections is held from 15 to 21 May in Finland, and from 15 to 18 May in other countries. In Finland, the election day is Sunday 26 May.
EU citizens may vote either in their home state or in the state they live in. According to the EU Act concerning the elections, no one may vote in more than one Member State of the European Union in the same election. A citizen of another EU Member State living in Finland may choose to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland (the Finnish European Parliamentary elections). This requires, however, that he or she has enrolled with the voting register in Finland beforehand (by the 7th of March) to the local register office. If you are allowed to vote for another EU Member State in Finland, you should get the instructions how to vote from the relevant authority of your home state.
Everyone who is entitled to vote in the Finnish European Parliamentary elections may vote at a general advance polling station, regardless of their municipality of residence. Anyone who is entitled to vote may also vote abroad at Finnish embassies. On election day, you must vote at the polling station assigned to you!
ISYY’s Election Events in Joensuu and Kuopio
What are the European Elections? What does the European Parliament do? How doest the decision-making affect you? If you are unsure, no worries, ISYY organises on both of its campuses election events, where you can find out more about the European Parliament and the elections.
At the Joensuu campus, JEF-Finland and ISYY will organise an election fair, where you can meet the candidates, at the Carelia lobby on Friday the 26th of April from 10 am to 2 pm. During the fair from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, there is also a panel discussion at the Carelia lobby.
At the Kuopio campus, you can meet candidates at the Snellmania lobby on Thursday the 9th of May from 10 am to 13 am. On the same day, ISYY and SAVOTTA will organise a panel discussion in cafeSAVOTTA (Microkatu 1 E, 3 krs.) at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Both campuses will have election infos on Tuesday the 14th of May at Carelia and Snellmania lobbies from 10 am to 2 pm. We are serving some coffee and tea! At the Joensuu Campus, we are also organising an advance voting event for all students on Wednesday the 15th of May at 2 pm.
The events are meant for everyone!