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Elections

Responsible for conducting elections in Riihimäki Central Election Commission. The next election is the European Parliament election on 9.6.2024th of June XNUMX.

Five elections are held in Finland: regional elections, parliamentary elections, European Parliament elections, municipal elections and the election of the President of the Republic.

In addition to elections, elections based on universal suffrage can also be submitted

  • advisory state referendums and
  • advisory municipal referenda.

European Parliament elections 2024

The election day for the 2024 European Parliament elections is Sunday 9.6.2024th of June. Early voting in Finland takes place from 29.5th of May until 4.6.2024th of June. Advance voting abroad takes place from 29.5th of May until 1.6.2024st of June.

  • In the European Parliament elections held in Finland, everyone who has turned 18 at the latest on election day is entitled to vote

    a) Finnish citizen regardless of place of residence, and

    b) a citizen of another EU member state who has not lost his right to vote in his home state and has registered with the Digital and Population Information Agency for inclusion in the Finnish voting rights register no later than the 80th day before election day, and

    b1) who has a place of residence in Finland on the 51st day before the election day or
    b2) who is employed by the EU or an international organization operating in Finland, or a family member of such a person who lives in Finland.

    A person entitled to vote may vote in the same European Parliament election in only one EU member state: either in his home country or in the country where he lives (country of residence).

    A Finnish citizen who has registered as a voter in the European Parliament elections of another EU member state within the prescribed period is not entitled to vote in the Finnish European Parliament elections.

    The register of voting rights is established 51 days before the election day. This day determines the voter's home county and the actual election day polling place in the elections.

    The register of voting rights is publicly available at the Digital and Population Information Agency from the 41st day before election day. In addition, no later than 24 days before the election day, a notification about the right to vote is mailed to each registered person, which mentions, among other things, the election day, early voting days, the address of the polling station entitled to vote, and the contact information of the election authorities.

  • Early voting for the European Parliament elections is May 29.5-June 4.6.2024, XNUMX.

    Riihimäki has three early voting locations, Atomi shopping center, Merkos shopping center and Riihimäki city library. Remember to take your ID with you - a driver's license will also work. The notification card does not have to be with you at the polling station, a photo ID is sufficient. If you don't have an identity document, you can get a temporary identity card from the police department for voting free of charge.

    The busiest time of the elections has traditionally been the first and last days of early voting. If you want to avoid traffic jams, consider scheduling your voting outside of these days. All early voting places are accessible.

    You can vote in advance at any advance voting station, also outside your own municipality.

    Advance voting locations and opening hours

    Atomi shopping center 2nd floor, Voimalankatu 2, 11100 Riihimäki

    29.−31.5.2024 from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m
    1.6−2.6.2024 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m
    3.−4.6.2024 from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m

    Merkos shopping center, Merkosenkatu 5, 11170 Riihimäki

    29.−31.5.2024 from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m
    1.−2.6.2024 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m
    3.−4.6.2024 from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m

    Riihimäki City Library, 2nd floor, Kauppakatu 16, 11100 Riihimäki

    29.−31.5.2024 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m
    3.−4.6.2024 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m

  • For the European Parliament elections, those staying abroad can order postal voting documents from March 9.3.2024, 10.5.2024. You can vote no earlier than May XNUMX, XNUMX, when the candidates and their candidate numbers will be confirmed.

    Those who live or stay abroad during the entire advance voting period and election day can vote in general elections by mail from abroad.

    A person entitled to vote who wants to vote by mail orders postal voting documents abroad, after voting and returns his vote in an envelope to Finland to the central election board of his home or population accounting board.

    The letter vote must be received by the voter's home or population accounting board's central election board no later than Friday 7.6.2024 June 19 before XNUMX p.m.

    You can find general information about postal voting as well as order and operating instructions from the website of the Ministry of Justice.

  • If your ability to move is limited to such an extent that you cannot get to the polling or early voting place without unreasonable difficulties, you can vote at home. An official caregiver living in the same household can also vote at the same time. Home voting is only possible in the home municipality.

    If you are entitled to home voting, register for home voting no later than May 28.5.2024, 16.00 at 050:500 p.m. You can register for home voting by calling 1648 019 758 /Minna Tiainen or 4040 125,11101 XNUMX /Tietotupa or by mailing the registration form to Riihimäki Central Election Board, PO Box XNUMX, XNUMX Riihimäki

    Printable registration form

    The notification must include the voter's exact address, phone number and social security number in full, as well as the same information for the caregiver voting at home. The notification can also be made on behalf of the voter by a person chosen by him.

    The election office will contact home voters after the registration period has ended and inform them of the home voting time. The general home voting period is on weekdays from May 29.5 to June 4.6.2024, XNUMX.

    In home voting, in addition to the voter, a person who has reached the age of 18 chosen or approved by the voter must be present. This person cannot be a candidate in the elections.

  • A person entitled to vote in advance can vote in an institution referred to in the Electoral Act only if he is being cared for or admitted there or is performing military service.

    In the Riihimäki city area, polling takes place in the following places:

    • Kanta-Häme welfare district Riihimäki Hospital, Kontiontie 77
    • Riihimäki prison, Kaunolanraitti 3
    • Riihimäki Garrison of the Defense Forces
    • Riihikoti/housing units of the Kanta-Häme welfare area, Kontiontie 73
    • Uranuskoti of the Kanta-Häme welfare area, Uranuskenkatu
    • Kanta-Häme welfare area Kivari, Kivimiehenkatu 19-21
    • Tiilikatu, Tiilikatu 4, Kanta-Häme welfare area
    • Kalevanrinne of the Kanta-Häme welfare area, Kalevankatu 23
    • Attendo Oy Kotokolmonen, Kalevankatu 12-14
    • Attendo Oy Kotokaarre and Ilona, ​​Uudenmaankatu 10
    • Attendo Oy Jooseppi, Joosepinkuja 2
    • Attendo Oy Justiina, Joosepinkuja 2 (voting at Attendo Joosepi)
    • Attendo Oy Tähdistö, Väinö Sinisalonkatu 7
    • Esperi Hospital Linnunpesä, Linnunradankatu 21 C
    • Humana Kristallihovi Oy, Paimentytönpolku 6
    • Inkilänhovi ry's Inkilänhovi, Kalevankatu 18-20
    • Pihlajalinna Uniikki Riihimäki, Jyrätie 9
    • Räiskylän hoiva Oy, Räiskylänkatu 12
    • Hoivakoti Elämantaival, Jyrätie 11

    An announcement about the dates of early voting deliveries to be carried out in institutions is published on the notice board of the aforementioned institution by the election committee.

  • The election day for the European Parliament elections is Sunday 9.6.2024 June XNUMX

    On election day, you can only vote at the polling place marked on your notification card. The Digital and Population Information Agency will mail a notification card to your home about four weeks before the elections, or it can be read on the suomi.fi service. You do not need a notification card to vote. If you are unsure about your voting location, you can inquire about it at the election service number on 0800 9 4770.

    The polling stations are open from 9.00:20.00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. Remember to take your ID with you - a driver's license will also work. If you don't have an identity document, you can get a temporary identity card from the police department for voting free of charge.

    You can take your own election assistant with you if, for example, you are not able to mark the vote yourself. However, my election assistant cannot be a person who is a candidate in the elections, nor his spouse, children, siblings or parents. If you do not have your own assistant, there is a special election assistant at the polling station.

    Voting regions and polling places

    Voting area 1, Kalevantalo, Kalevankatu 5-11
    Voting area 2, Hyria Riihimäki sports hall, Arjavirrankatu 4
    Voting area 3, Uramo school, Uramontie 63
    Voting area 4, Peltosaari youth facility, Jupiterinkatu 5
    Voting area 5, Herajoki school, Rintapellontie 14
    Voting area 6, Lasitehtaa school, Tehtaankatu 27
    Voting area 7, Istuinkivi sports hall, Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 40
    Voting area 8, Patastenmäki school, Patastenmäentie 42.

  • Outdoor advertising during the European Parliament elections in the Riihimäki city area

    The city government has decided on February 26.2.2024, 22.5.2024, that election outdoor advertising in areas under the city's management and control will start on May XNUMX, XNUMX, i.e. one week before the start of early voting for the elections. At the same time, the city government authorizes the technical industry to decide on the details of the city's outdoor advertising arrangements in accordance with the administrative rules.

    The city of Riihimäki will install election advertising stands in 15 locations, each with one (1) advertising space for each group nominating candidates. The city of Riihimäki is responsible for placing the advertising stands in place.
    The advertising groups must purchase the background plates for the frames at their own expense.

    In the site plan area, election advertising is only allowed in the frames designated by the city, as well as in advertising spaces managed by advertising agencies. Incorrectly placed election advertisements will be removed by the city at the expense of the advertiser. The city takes care of delivering and removing the frames in their place within the specified time. The parties and voter associations are responsible for gluing, placing, maintaining and removing advertisements, as well as the backing plates of the advertisements.

    In the rack, the places are determined from left to right in the order that the candidates are in the combination of candidate lists.

    Outside the site plan area, outdoor advertising with posters approved by parties and voter associations is allowed, however, under the following conditions:
    - Advertising is prohibited on traffic sign posts and buildings and fences owned by the city, as well as on city bridges and lampposts where there are advertising spaces rented to an advertising agency.
    - Advertisements may only be attached to growing trees with string.
    - Advertising in privately owned areas and buildings, fences, etc. must be licensed by the owner or keeper of the property.

    Free election advertising is allowed on road sections managed by ELY Center and on lamp posts managed by ELY. Advertising must comply with the guidelines of the Norwegian Railways Agency.

    Locations of election advertising stands and boundaries of the site plan area

    Guidelines of the Finnish Railways Agency for the placement of election advertisements

    The ELY Center's instructions on election advertising along the roads

    The foreman of urban engineering gives more detailed instructions in matters concerning advertising. Contact information Toni Kokkonen, tel. 040 526 4461.

Contact person for the Riihimäki elections

General election-related advice