What is a wellbeing service county?
There are 21 wellbeing services counties in Finland. In this election you can vote for a candidate in the county council. County council makes decisions about healthcare and social services, and emergency rescue services in your wellbeing services county.
What is a county council?
County council consists of members of different political parties. They decide about the following things:
- Social- and healthcare services such as: child health centres, social care, care services for the elderly, primary healthcare, specialist care and mental health and substance abuse services
- Emergency rescue services
In short: services we all need and use.
How do I know who I can vote?
You can vote for a candidate in your own wellbeing services county. You can find your wellbeing services county here:
You can find all available candidates here:
You can use an election compass to find the best candidate for yourself. When you open an election compass, you will at first choose your municipality. That way you can only see candidates available for you. The following link leads to YLE’s election compass, which is available in Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian, Northern Sami and Arabics. There are many other election compasses available, and you can use any one you want.
YLE election compass: https://vaalikone.yle.fi/aluevaalit2022/?lang=eng
Why should you vote in the regional elections?
- These elections affect your everyday services
- If you don’t vote, you will not be heard
- Voting is a civic duty
Regional elections in easy Finnish: Link
FAQ about regional elections: Link
Information about regional elections in Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian, Northern Saame, Arabics and Somali: Link
List of election panels by social- and healthcare organisations (in Finnish): Link