13.10.2021

In two days, almost 16,000 people voted in Tallinn

By Tuesday evening, 15,922 voters had cast their votes in Tallinn polling places, which is a little over half of the people who had voted in polling places all over Estonia.

A total of 31,284 people had voted using paper ballots in polling places across Estonia by Tuesday evening.

"The number of voters in Tallinn also includes those people whose place of residence is not here and who have cast their votes for the council of their home municipality," explained Priit Lello, the City Secretary and the chairman of Tallinn Electoral Committee. "On Wednesday and Thursday, everyone can still use the opportunity to elect their local council in all major shopping malls in Tallinn. The organizers of the elections are hard at work to make voting as convenient and safe as possible."

In the polling stations open in Tallinn, it is also possible to participate in the elections to any other Estonian municipality council on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 pm to 8 pm, regardless of the voter's place of residence. During these days, a total of thirty-one polling stations are open in Tallinn in shopping malls and other easily accessible places. A valid identity document, such as an ID card, passport, residence permit card or driving license, should be taken to the polling place when going to vote.

In view of the virus outbreak, a larger number of polling stations have been opened to help ensure the safety of elections so that voters can be better dispersed. Voting in six central locations across the city is possible at polling places set up in outdoor tents to reduce risks, including in the parking lots of several shopping malls and the Keskturg.

From Friday to Sunday, ninety-five polling stations will be open all over the city, where voters who are residents of Tallinn can cast their votes for the Tallinn City Council. From Friday to Sunday, it is possible only to vote in your district of residence. A voter is no longer assigned to one particular polling place but may vote in any polling place of their district of residence, e.g, a resident of Mustamäe may cast their vote in any polling station in Mustamäe. Most of the polling places open on Friday and Saturday, October 15-16, from 12 noon to 8 pm, and on Sunday, 17 October from 9 am to 8 pm, are located where polling places have been set up in previous elections.

To vote without any contact, electronic voting is an option, which can be done on the website https://www.valimised.ee/en until Saturday, October 16, at 8 pm. To vote, you need a computer with an Internet connection and an ID card reader, and an ID card or mobile ID with valid certificates. You must know your PIN1 and PIN2 codes to vote. You can change your electronical vote by revoting at the polling place on Sunday, October 17.

In addition to Estonian citizens, citizens of other European Union countries and foreign nationals who have a long-term residence permit or a permanent right of residence can also vote in the election of the local council.

In the Tallinn City Council elections, the eligibility to vote is granted to a person who is at least 16 years of age on the day of election. For the first time, 16-year-olds and older were able to vote in the 2017 local elections.

As the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union, British citizens will also be able to vote in 2021 only if they have a long-term residence permit or a permanent right of residence.

In order to vote for the Tallinn City Council elections, the official residence of the voter must be in Tallinn according to the population register no later than September 17 this year. You can check your residence data by signing in at https://www.rahvastikuregister.ee/ with an ID card, mobile ID or Smart-ID. 

Illustration: A valid identity document should be taken to the polling place to vote, such as an ID card, passport, residence permit card or driving license.

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The polling places open from Monday to Thursday, October 11-14, from 12 pm to 8 pm, where you can vote for the local councils of any municipality (advance voting):

(the list can also be found at https://www.tallinn.ee/eng/elections/Advance-voting-in-the-polling-places-of-the-district-centres

Haabersti

Rocca al Mare Shopping Centre, Paldiski mnt 102
Haabersti Maxima XXX, Ehitajate tee 148
Haabersti Maxima XXX car park, Ehitajate tee 148

Kesklinn

Keskturg car park, Lastekodu 11b
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
Solaris Keskus, Estonia pst 9
TTK University of Applied Sciences, Pärnu mnt 62/1

Kristiine

Kristiine Shopping Centre, Endla 45
Kristiine District Government, Metalli 5
Sõpruse Hyper Rimi, Sõpruse pst 174

Lasnamäe

Paepargi Maxima XX, Paepargi 57
Smuuli Maxima XX, J. Smuuli tee 9
Lasnamäe Centrum, Mustakivi tee 13
Linnamäe Maxima XXX, Linnamäe tee 57
Ümera Shopping Centre, Laagna tee 80
Kärberi Shopping Centre, Kärberi 20
Ülemiste Shopping Centre, Suur-Sõjamäe 4
​​Tondiraba Sports Centre car park, Varraku 14

Mustamäe

Mustamäe Shopping Centre, A. H. Tammsaare tee 104a
Magistral Shopping Center, Sõpruse pst 201
Courtyard of Mustamäe Cultural Centre Kaja, E. Vilde tee 118b
Mustika Shopping Centre, Karjavälja 4

Nõmme

Järve Shopping Centre, Pärnu mnt 238
Nõmme Cultural Center, Turu plats 2

Pirita

Pirita District Government, Kloostri tee 6
Pirita Selver, Rummu tee 4
Tallinn Botanical Garden, Kloostrimetsa tee 52

Põhja-Tallinn

Põhja-Tallinn Youth Centre, Kopli 98
Stroomi Shopping Centre, Tuulemaa 20
Karjamaa Basic School, Karjamaa 1
Courtyard of ​Põhja-Tallinn District Government, Kari 13

 

The polling places open on Friday and Saturday, October 15-16 from 12 pm to 8 pm, and on Sunday, October 17 from 9 am to 8 pm, where residents of the same district can vote:

(the list can also be found at https://www.tallinn.ee/eng/elections/Advance-voting-in-all-polling-places and https://www.tallinn.ee/eng/elections/Voting-on-Election-Day)

Haabersti

Õismäe Russian Lyceum, Õismäe tee 28
Haabersti Russian High School, Õismäe tee 132
Õismäe High School, Õismäe tee 50
Mustjõe High School, Paldiski mnt 83
Järveotsa High School, Järveotsa tee 31
Haabersti District Government, Ehitajate tee 109a
Rocca al Mare Shopping Centre, Paldiski mnt 102
Haabersti Maxima XXX, Ehitajate tee 148
Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Astangu 27
Haabersti Maxima XXX car park, Ehitajate tee 148

Kesklinn

Keskturg car park, Lastekodu 11b
Jakob Westholm Gymnasium elementary school building, Luise 38
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
Raua Sauna, Raua 23
Kiisa Kindergarten, Kiisa 6
Kadriorg German High School, Gonsiori 38
Solaris Shopping Centre, Estonia pst 9
Tallinn City Office, Vabaduse Square 7,
Tallinn Central Russian Gymnasium Juhkentali building, Juhkentali 36
Südalinna School, Liivalaia 23
Tallinn Co-education Gymnasium, Pärnu mnt 71
TTK University of Applied Sciences, Pärnu mnt 62

Kristiine

Kristiine Shopping Centre, Endla 45
Kristiine District Government, Metalli 5
Lilleküla High School, Kuldnoka 24
Sõpruse Hyper Rimi, Sõpruse pst 174
Kristiine High School, Nõmme tee 32
Tallinn University Räägu study building, Räägu 49
Tondi School, Tondi 40
Forus Sports Centre, Sõjakooli 10

Lasnamäe

Tallinn School of Service, Majaka 2
Lasnamäe Sports Centre, Pae 1
Lasnamäe District Government, Pallasti 54
Lasnamäe High School, Pae 59
Paepargi Maxima XX, Paepargi 57
Smuuli Maxima XX, Smuuli tee 9
Lindakivi Cultural Centre, Koorti 22
Laagna High School, Vikerlase 16
Lasnamäe Russian High School, Koorti 23
Tallinn Adult Gymnasium, Martsa 2
Lasnamäe Centrum Shopping Centre, Mustakivi tee 13
Mahtra Basic School, Mahtra 60
Kuristiku High School, Kärberi 9
Linnamäe Russian Lyceum, Linnamäe tee 10
Linnamäe Maxima XXX, Linnamäe tee 57
Linnamäe Russian Lyceum high school building, Läänemere tee 31
Läänemere High School, Vormsi 3Ümera Shopping Centre, Laagna tee 80
Kärberi Shopping Centre, Kärberi 20
Ülemiste Shopping Centre, Suur-Sõjamäe 4
Vikerlase Shopping Centre, Vikerlase 19
Tondiraba Sports Centre car park, Varraku 14 

Mustamäe

Mustamäe Shopping Center, Tammsaare tee 104a
Vilde tee 69 school building, Vilde tee 69
Mustamäe Day Centre, Ehitajate tee 82
Magistral Shopping Centre, Sõpruse pst 201
Mustamäe Kodukeskus, Sütiste tee 30
Free Academy Nord, Siili 14
Kaja Cultural Centre car park, Vilde tee 118b
Kännukuke Library, Vilde tee 72
TalTech, Ehitajate tee 5
Sääse Library, Sõpruse pst 186
Mustika Shopping Centre, Karjavälja 4

Nõmme

Järve Shopping Centre, Pärnu mnt 238
Nõmme Cultural Centre, Turu plats 2
Rahumäe Basic School, Vabaduse pst 50
Nõmme Social House car park, Pihlaka 12
Nõmme Hobby School, Nurme 40
Nõmme High School Nõmme building, Raudtee 73
Tallinn Music High School, Vabaduse pst 130
Nõmme Hobby School Vikerkaare building, Vikerkaare 10
Kivimäe Basic School, Leegi14
Pääsküla Library, Pärnu mnt 480a
Nõmme Sports Centre, Külmallika 15

Pirita

Mähe Leisure Centre, Mugula tee 17a
Padriku Kindergarten, Padriku tee 10
Pirita District Government, Kloostri tee 6
Kose Leisure Centre, Rahvakooli tee 3
Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
Pirita Selver, Rummu tee 4
Tallinn Botanical Garden, Kloostrimetsa tee 52

Põhja-Tallinn

Tallinn Art Gymnasium, Kopli 102a
Põhja-Tallinn Youth Center, Kopli 98
Pelguranna Kindergarten, Pelguranna 49
Stroomi Shopping Centre, Tuulemaa 20
Karjamaa Basic School, Karjamaa 1
Salme Cultural Centre, Salme 12
Põhja-Tallinn Administration building, Niine 2
Ehte Humanitarian Gymnasium, Ehte 9
21st Century School, Sõle 40
Ristiku Basic School, Ristiku 69
Tallinn European School, Technology 18
Pelgulinna High School, Mulla 7
Former building of Kopli Hobby School, Lina 8
Courtyard of Põhja-Tallinn Government, Kari 13

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