Elections and voting

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Voting is one of the most important ways to affect the city’s decision making. In Finland there are four general nationwide elections:

  • Parliamentary elections every four years
  • Municipal elections every four years
  • Presidential elections every six years
  • European elections every five years

The city council is chosen by the people and is the legislative body that governs the city. A new council is chosen in every four years at the Municipal elections. The recent council was formed in 1 June, 2016 and has a total of 43 members.