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Official Statistics of Finland

Municipal elections

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Over one-half of voters voted in advance
13 Jul 2021
Statistics Finland releases information on the background of persons who voted in the Municipal elections 2021. The voting turnout in the elections was 55.1 per cent, which was the lowest since the 1945 Municipal elections. Clearly over one-half (60.0%) of those who voted cast their votes in advance. Detailed information about unit-level background factors on voting turnout is found in the review: Persons who voted in Municipal elections 2021.

Description: Municipal elections are held in Finland every four years. Statistics Finland produces official statistics from the elections. The preliminary statistics are published on the Internet, in the StatFin online service and on the statistics pages on municipal elections as soon as possible starting from the election night. The second data, or the final data are supplied to Statistics Finland after the election result is confirmed. After the confirmation of the election result, the confirmed data corresponding to the preliminary statistics are released on the statistics pages on the Internet and the StatFin databases are updated.
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Keywords: candidates, councillors, elections, municipal elections, parties, right to vote, voting turnout, voting.
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Change: Corrected data for the Municipal elections 2012
19 Mar 2014
Texts and tables concerning the Municipal elections 2012 have been corrected on 19 March 2014.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Municipal elections [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-1114. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.7.2024].
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