Voting for the Parliamentary elections began today
The election week lasts from 27 February until 5 March. All voters are invited to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice either electronically or at a polling station. Exceptionally, a ballot box can also be delivered to your home.
Tallinn City Secretary and the head of the election committee Priit Lello invites all residents to use their right to vote and help shape the future of Estonia. “The development of Estonia for the next four years depends on the voters. We have provided the voters with many different options for voting and we hope that this allows all to fulfill their civic duty. Everyone can vote in a place that is most comfortable and most accessible. I hope everyone will fulfill their civic duty,” said Lello.
The voting period lasts from 27 February until 2 March and from 12 pm to 8 pm everyone can cast their votes at the polling stations. This means that during this period voters for example from Tartu, Narva, Pärnu and Rapla, are able to vote even if they are not located in the area. There are 24 polling stations open in Tallinn that are located in bigger shopping centers or near them.
Citizens can vote by paper ballot only at the polling stations in their constituency on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March from 12-20 and on Sunday 5 March from 9-20. By then all 80 polling stations in Tallinn are open. More information about the polling stations is available on the City of Tallinn website https://www.tallinn.ee/en/elections.
Voting via the website valimised.ee is possible from 9am on 27 February until 20 pm on Saturday 4 March. The list of candidates is also available on the website. Mobile-ID or ID-card with the required PIN-codes and certifications are necessary for e-voting.
On Sunday 5 March, it is only possible to vote at the polling station located in your constituency by paper ballot from 9-20.
Voting at home due to ill health or for other valid reasons is possible from Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March from 9-20. In order to do so contact your City District Government by writing an email or by calling the district government helpline. All contacts are available https://www.tallinn.ee/en/elections/voting-home.
Information on how and where to vote can be found in the online population register. Do to so, sign in via the e-population register website https://www.rahvastikuregister.ee/ and choose My Data from the menu (My Data -> My Election Info -> View Data). The Electoral Information page shows which constituency a voter can vote in, where the polling stations are in that constituency and when they are open.
Tallinn is divided into three constituencies for the Parliamentary elections: constituency number 1 includes the districts of Haabersti, Põhja-Tallinn and Kristiine, constituency number 2 includes the districts of Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Pirita, and constituency number 3 includes the districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme.
The Ministry of the Interior sent a leaflet on voting to every person entitled to vote. If you have not yet received the information leaflet, check the https://www.rahvastikuregister.ee/ website or call the Population Register helpline at 612 4444 or go to the nearest district administration.