Presidential Election 2018

In Finland, the President of the Republic is elected by a direct vote. Finnish citizens choose the President through an election every six years. The presidential election may consist of two rounds, if necessary.

The first round of the election will be conducted on Sunday 28 January 2018. If none of the candidates receives more than half of the votes in the first round, a second round will be conducted on Sunday 11 February.

Every Finnish citizen who has reached the age of 18 no later than on the day of the first election is eligible to vote in the presidential election. Voters must present a photo ID when voting.

The advance voting

The advance voting period is from 17 to 23 January 2018 and advance voting abroad from 17 to 20 January 2018. If a second round is conducted, the advance voting period will be from 31 January to 6 February 2018 and abroad from 31 January to 3 February 2018.

Advance voting places at Rauma:
The first round of the election 17.-23.1.2018

Rauma city hall, Kanalinranta 3
Lappi library, Kivisillantie 6
Shopping mall Citymarket, Karjalankatu 5
Shopping mall Prisma, Porintie 4
Shopping mall Pick n Pay, Sahankatu 2
17.–19.1. at 9-19
20.1. at 10-16
21.1. at 12-16
22.–23.1. at 9-19

Kodisjoki library, Kodisjoentie 1432
17.–19.1. at 16-18
22.–23.1. at 16-18

A possible second round 31.1.-6.2.2018

Rauma city hall, Kanalinranta 3
Lappi library, Kivisillantie 6
Shopping mall Citymarket, Karjalankatu 5
Shopping mall Prisma, Porintie 4
Shopping mall Pick n Pay, Sahankatu 2
31.1.–2.2. at 9-19
3.2. at 10-16
4.2. at 12-16
5.–6.2. at 9-19

Kodisjoki library, Kodisjoentie 1432
31.1.–2.2. at 16-18
5.–6.2. at 16-18

At-home voting

If you are severely disabled or suffer from a long-term illness, you may vote in advance at your own home.

You can register in at-home voting in writing with address Rauman kaupungin keskusvaalilautakunta, Kanalinranta 3, 26100 Rauma or with phone via number 02 834 3015/02 834 3014 or via email kirjaamo@rauma.fi. Registering has to be done for the first round of the election on Tuesday 16.1.2018 at 16 and for a possible second round on Tuesday 30.1.2016 at 16.

Voting places at Rauma

The first round of the election will be conducted on Sunday 28 January 2018. If necessary, a second round will be conducted on Sunday 11 February. On the election day, the polling stations are open at 9–20. The polling station at which the voter has to vote if he or she chooses to vote on the election day is stated on the cards.

Voting places:
1 Old Rauma, Kaunisjärvi nursing home, Steniuksenkatu 4
2 Tarvonsaari, Rauma Lyceum, Institute building, Aittakarinkatu 10
3 Syvärauma, Syvärauma school, Purjehtijankatu 15
4 Kourujärvi, Kourujärvi school, Karpalotie 3
5 Pyynpää, Pyynpää school, Vähäkinnontie 7
6 Sampaanala, Sampaanala day care center, Sampaanalantie 38
7 Kodisjoki, Kodisjoki library, Kodisjoentie 1432
8 Lappi, Lappi school, Kirkkotie 6