Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Pre-voting begins today
Today the pre-voting begins for the Finnish municipal elections at special polling stations.
A campaign has also been launched to try to make most people to vote in advance, as the number of polling stations on the election day itself, has been cut.
Even foreign residents are allowed to vote in the municipal elections, provided they are registered for voting and have a valid piece of identification, which is required of all voters. This gives you a good opportunity to influence the politics in your home town, and the interest in municipal politics is said to have increased, especially among the younger voters.