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News, 15/12/2017

Finnish presidential election 2018 – advance voting in Britain

In the presidential election of 2018, advance voting will be organised in Britain in the first round of election from 17 to 20 January 2018. If a second round is organised, the advance voting period will be from 31 January to 3 February 2018.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the organisation of advance voting abroad. The Finnish diplomatic and consular missions and their offices will serve as advance polling stations abroad. Voting will be possible in 242 polling stations in 89 countries.

The presidential election will be held in Finland on Sunday 28 January 2018. Finnish citizens who have reached eighteen years of age have the right to vote in the presidential election.

A passport or some other official ID must be presented at the polling station. The notice of right to vote may be presented but voting is possible also without it.

If one of the candidates receives over half of the votes cast in the first round, he or she is elected President of the Republic. If this does not happen, a second round will be organised on 11 February between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.

Advance polling stations in the UK:

London
Embassy of Finland

38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
E-mail: sanomat.lon@formin.fi
17.1.2018 at 9.00–16.00
18.1.2018 at 9.00–20.00
19.1.2018 at 9.00–16.00
20.1.2018 at 9.00–18.00

Possible second round
31.1.2018 at 9.00–16.00
1.2.2018 at 9.00–20.00
2.2.2018 at 9.00–16.00
3.2.2018 at 9.00–18.00

Birmingham
Solihull Methodist Church Hall

Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG
Tel: +44 (0)121 705 7367
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round ​
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00

Brighton
St Paul's CE Primary School

St Nicholas Road, Brighton BN1 3LP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00

Bristol
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Room: Merchant 1, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA
Tel: +44 (0)117 925 5100
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round ​
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00

Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel​

Amsterdam Suite, 31–35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS
Tel: +44 (0)131 300 3456
20.1.2018 at 10.00–16.00
Possible second round
3.2.2018 at 10.00–16.00

Manchester
Manchester Conference Centre

Conference Room 6, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
Tel: +44 (0)161 955 8181
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00

Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Civic Centre

Pandon Room, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00

St Albans
The Marlborough Science Academy

F 8 Science Block, Ground Floor, Watling Street, St Albans, Herts AL1 2QA
Tel: +44 (0)17 27 85 6874
20.1.2018 at 10.00–15.00
Possible second round
3.2.2018 at 10.00–15.00


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