Section 2 — Right to voteIn parliamentary elections, the Presidential election and European Parliamentary elections, every Finnish citizen is entitled to vote provided the person has reached the age of 18 not later than on the day of the election. In the Presidential election, the voting age must be reached not later than on the day of the first round of the Presidential election.In European Parliamentary elections, a citizen of another European Union Member State is also entitled to vote provided the person has reached the age of 18 not later than on the day of the election and whose municipality of residence referred to in the Municipality of Residence Act (201/1994) is in Finland provided the person has not lost the right to vote in European elections in the country of which he/she is a citizen (home state).Provisions regarding the right to vote in municipal electionsare laid down in the Constitution and the Municipalities Act.Voting by proxy is not allowed.
Election Act (714/1998; amendments up to 218/2004 included)
Type of law:
National constitutional law