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Last day of advance voting, nearly a third of ballots already cast

Some 1.3 million people in Finland have already paid their polling station a visit.

The one millionth vote was cast on Sunday, the fifth day of advance balloting, around 3 pm. Image: Rinna Härkönen / Yle
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By Monday evening more than 1.3 million people had already cast their ballots ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, with one more day of advance voting to go.

That amounts to some 31.1 percent of all eligible voters, a significant increase on the 28.3 percent of votes cast by the same stage in the 2019 election, according to the Ministry of Justice's Information and Results service.

The highest voter turnout was recorded in Lapland with 34.9 percent of eligible votes already cast, followed by Pirkanmaa with 34.6 percent and Satakunta with 34.5 percent.

After advance polling stations close on Tuesday evening, voters will have to wait until election day on Sunday to cast their ballots.

Stations across the country will be open between nine in the morning and eight in the evening on election day.

Wonder who the candidates are or what is Finland voting for on 2 April? Check out the English-language version of Yle's election compass or our really simple guide to Finland's 2023 parliamentary elections.

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