|Updated: 20.5.2011 - Next update: 20.5.2015|
Election participation more active than in the previous Parliamentary elections
The voting percentage of Finnish citizens resident in Finland was 70.5, which is 2.6 percentage points more than in the 2007 Parliamentary elections. The voting turnout rose in all constituencies, except for the constituency of Åland. The voting turnout was highest in the constituency of Helsinki, where 75.5 per cent of persons entitled to vote cast their vote. The voting turnout was also higher than average in the constituencies of Vaasa (73.2%), Uusimaa (72.9%), Pirkanmaa (71.5%) and Varsinais-Suomi (71.2%).
The total number of persons entitled to vote was 4,387,701. The number of
persons entitled to vote resident in Finland was 4,159,857 and the number of
persons entitled to vote resident abroad was 227,844. The voting turnout of
Finnish citizens resident abroad was 10.6 per cent, which is
2.0 percentage points higher than in the previous Parliamentary elections.
Statistics Finland / Parliamentary elections
Description of indicator
The indicator describes the voting percentage of Finnish citizens resident in Finland in Parliamentary elections. Voting percentage describes the proportion of voters of persons entitled to vote.