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Published: 1 February 2022

County elections 2022, result of the control calculation

The National Coalition Party was the biggest party in the County elections with 21.6 per cent of all votes cast, which is 2.3 percentage points higher than the Social Democratic Party’s share of votes and 2.4 percentage points higher than the Centre Party's share. The voting turnout in the first County elections was 47.5 per cent. Detailed election results can be found in Statistics Finland's PX-Web database service.

Support for the parties and share of elected councillors in County elections 2022, %

Support for the parties and share of elected councillors in County elections 2022, %

Parties outside the parliament and constituency associations gained 1.1 per cent of all votes cast. Eight county councillors were elected from constituency associations' lists in the whole country, none of the parties outside the parliament gained councillors for the new county councils.

In the County elections, candidates were nominated in the wellbeing services counties. When examining the votes cast in municipalities, in all wellbeing services counties the majority of votes cast in the municipality went to a candidate living in the same municipality. The share was largest in the wellbeing services county of Vantaa and Kerava, where candidates living in the municipality received 92.9 per cent of the votes cast in the same municipality. The share was lowest in the wellbeing services county of Southwest Finland, 66.5 per cent. Examined by municipality, the biggest share of votes was cast for candidates living in the same municipality in Kouvola (95.9%) and the smallest in Pyhäranta (29.1%).

Share of candidates living in the same municipality of all votes cast in municipalities by wellbeing services county in Council elections 2022, %

Share of candidates living in the same municipality of all votes cast in municipalities by wellbeing services county in Council elections 2022, %

Altogether 735 (53.3%) of all elected councillors in the County elections were women. Female candidates gained 51.6 per cent of all votes cast. The share of women among elected councillors was highest in the wellbeing services county of Western Uusimaa (68.4%) and lowest in the wellbeing services counties of South Karelia, South Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia (44.1%). Of all elected councillors in the County elections, 76.7 per cent were municipal councillors and 7.8 per cent Members of Parliament. The share of municipal councillors and MPs among elected councillors was highest for the Finns Party, of whom 94.2 per cent were municipal councillors and 15.5 per cent MPs.

Women's and men's shares of elected councillors by wellbeing services county in County elections 2022, %

Women's and men's shares of elected councillors by wellbeing services county in County elections 2022, %

Voting turnout

The voting percentage in the County elections was 47.5 per cent. Women voted in the elections more actively than men, women’s voting percentage was 50.1, or 5.3 percentage points higher than men’s voting percentage. Of all who voted, 55.8 per cent voted in advance.

Voting turnout in County elections 2022,%

Voting turnout in County elections 2022,%

Examined by wellbeing services county, voting turnout was highest in the wellbeing services county of Ostrobothnia (53.9 per cent) and lowest in the wellbeing services county of Vantaa and Kerava (39.3 per cent). The voting percentage was lower in all wellbeing services counties than in the previous elections, that is, the Municipal elections 2021. Examined by municipality, the voting percentage was highest in Luoto (66.3 per cent) and lowest in Vantaa (38.1 per cent).

Voting percentage by wellbeing services county in Municipal elections 2021 and in County elections 2022, %

Voting percentage by wellbeing services county in Municipal elections 2021 and in County elections 2022, %

Statistics Finland's election result services

On 14 January 2022, Statistics Finland published data on the background of County election candidates analysing the candidates' sex distribution, age, origin, education and income level compared to corresponding data on persons entitled to vote. The data will be updated on 16 February 2022 with background data on the elected councillors. The review on voting turnover will be published on 27 April 2022, which will examine voting turnout by means of unit-level background factors, such as age, sex, education and income.


Source: County Elections 2022, confirmed election result, Statistics Finland

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Updated 1.02.2022

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: County elections [e-publication].
03 2022. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.7.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/alvaa/2022/03/alvaa_2022_03_2022-02-01_tie_001_en.html