Finland / eduskunnan oikeusasiamies / rigsdagens justitieombudsman - Decision no. 2018/4/09 eduskunnan oikeusasiamies / rigsdagens justitieombudsman - Decision no. 2018/4/09

Key facts of the case:

A returning migrant had moved from Spain back to Finland in 2004. She had appropriately submitted a notification of move to the Local Registry Office (maistraatti / magistraten) upon her return to Finland. She was not eligible to vote in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections in Finland, because Spain had informed the relevant Finnish authorities that she is exercising her right to vote in Spain. Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case: The Parliamentary Ombudsman urges the Ministry of Justice and the Population Registry Centre to ensure well before the next European Parliamentary elections that EU citizens receive appropriate and sufficient information regarding their right to vote in the elections.