The Tallinn City Government determined the locations of the polling stations in the local elections, paying attention to comfort and flexibility of the voting, meanwhile ensuring the protection of the voters’ health in the conditions of the virus outbreak.
96 polling stations will be established in Tallinn to organize voting in the upcoming election of local councils, and vote can be cast in several major shopping centres. There are 11 more polling stations in the local council elections taking place in October this year than in the Riigikogu elections last year, which was conducted in 85 polling stations in Tallinn.
"In this year's local elections, we must take into account the spread of the coronavirus. Voters will be given additional flexibility to execute their right to vote so that people can vote close to home, in shopping malls and outdoors. The new polling stations will be located primarily on commercial premises, so that it would be easy for citizens to do the voting alongside other daily activities,” commented City Secretary Priit Lello, Chairman of the Tallinn Electoral Committee.
Three new polling stations will be added in the Haabersti district: Haabersti Maxima XXX shopping centre and its car park (Ehitajate tee 148), and also at Astangu Kutserehabilitatsiooni Keskus (Astangu 27).
In Kesklinn, a new polling station will be added to the car park of Keskturg (Lastekodu 11b). In place of the previous polling station of Magdaleena Hospital, a new one will be opened in Tallinn Kiisa Kindergarten (Kiisa 6).
Two new polling stations will be added to Kristiine district and two more will change their location compared to the previous elections. Stations will be added to Sõpruse Rimi hypermarket (Sõpruse pst 174) and Tallinna Tondi Kool (Tondi 40). The polling station in the Kristiine district administration (Metalli 5) will replace the station previously in the Tallinna Puuetega Inimeste Tegevuskeskus (Endla 59) and the polling station in the Forus Sports Centre (Sõjakooli 10) will replace the station previously operating in Audentes Sports Centre (Tondi 84).
In Lasnamäe, new polling stations will be established in Kärberi shopping centre (Kärberi 20), Ülemiste Centre (Suur-Sõjamäe 4), the courtyard of the Tondiraba Sports Centre (Varraku 14) and Vikerlase shopping centre (Vikerlase 19).
In Mustamäe, a new polling station will be added in Mustika Centre (Karjavälja 4).
Two new polling stations will be established in Pirita, located in Pirita Selver (Rummu tee 4) and Tallinn Botanical Garden (Kloostrimetsa 52).
Two additional polling stations are planned in Põhja-Tallinn: in the Tallinn Kopli Huvikool (Lina 8) and in the courtyard area of the Põhja-Tallinn district administration (Kari 13).
The locations of all polling stations can be found in the City Government regulation: https://teele.tallinn.ee/documents/111219/view#preview