The first county elections will be conducted in Finland in January 2022 to elect a county council for each wellbeing services county. Until now, municipalities have been responsible for organising health, social and rescue services, but in future, this responsibility will be assumed by the wellbeing services counties. The wellbeing services counties are autonomous, and the highest decision-making power in each county will be exercised by a county council. County elections are therefore, above all, welfare elections.
During the advance voting period from 12 to 18 January 2022, you can vote at any polling station of your choice. On election day, 23 January 2022, you may only vote at the polling station mentioned in the notice of right to vote sent to you.
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