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In the second round of presidential election, 62,294 people vote at advance polling stations abroad – Ministry for Foreign Affairs

As in the first round, voter turnout was the highest in Sweden, where 15,602 votes were cast. Spain saw the second highest turnout with 13,564 voters, followed by the United States (3383 voters), the United Kingdom (3170 voters) and Germany (2858 voters).

In the second round of the presidential election, a total of 62,294 people cast their vote in advance at Finland’s missions abroad. Altogether 220 crew members voted on board Finnish vessels.
Finns who permanently or temporarily reside or stay abroad have been able to vote by post since the 2019 parliamentary elections. Postal voting is now possible for the first time in the presidential election. Over 10,000 voters ordered the postal voting documents. In the first round of voting, 4,091 postal votes arrived in Finland. The data for the second round of voting are not yet available. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for organising and communicating about postal voting.
According to the Population Register Centre, over 263,000 persons with a permanent residence abroad were eligible to vote in this year’s elections. In addition, eligible voters staying abroad on a temporary basis had the right to vote at Finland’s missions.

By far the busiest polling station abroad was in Stockholm with 6,026 voters. The three polling stations in Costa del Sol, Spain, also saw more voters than in the first round, a total of 6,535 voters. In the four polling stations in the Canary Islands, 3,941 votes were cast. In London, 2,129 people voted.


  • Riitta Puukka, Desk Officer, Passport and Notarial Services Unit, tel. +358 295 350 428
  • Leena Ritola, Director, Passport and Notarial Services Unit, tel. +358 295 351 524
  • The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format firstname.lastname@gov.fi.


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