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The first county elections will be conducted in Finland 23.01.2022

The first county elections will be conducted on Sunday 23.1.2022, the advance voting period is from 12 to 18 January 2022. Until now, municipalities have been responsible for organising health, social and rescue services, but in future, this responsibility will be assumed by the wellbeing services counties. The highest decision-making power in each county will be exercised by a county council. In Northern Savo 69 council members will be chosen for the period 1.3.2022 - 31.5.2025.

Your place of residence determines the wellbeing services county in which you are entitled to vote. Each wellbeing services county has its own candidates, and you can only vote for the candidates standing for election in your wellbeing services county. There are 21 wellbeing services counties. Here are candidates of wellbeing services county of North Savo

ALVA voting bus goes round Kuopio area in advance voting period

The advance voting period is 12-18.1.2022.

Besides the general voting places it is possible to vote in ALVA voting bus, which goes round Kuopio region in period 12.-18.1.2022. It helps people, for whom it is difficult to go voting to the general voting places.

The voting bus is equipped with all necessary materials including the voting booth. Voters have to have ID cards with them, for example a driver`s license.

Elections during the Covid-19 pandemic

The county elections will be held in January 2022, when all eligible voters will have received at least two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, if they have chosen to. Vaccines provide effective protection especially against the most serious forms of Covid-19. According to the assessment of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, voting is a low-risk activity.

The county elections will be held with the arrangements required by the epidemiological situation.

If a doctor has ordered you to remain in quarantine or isolation, you must not go inside a polling station. It is possible for people placed in quarantine to vote on election day outside the polling station or during the advance voting period in their home.
Voters must register for at-home voting by 4 pm on 11 January 2022 at the latest by phone 044 7182 180.

More information about County Elections in English