Largest party by vote percentage.
Second largest party by vote percentage.
Largest party by seats in the municipality council.
  National Coalition
  Social Democratic
  Centre
  Finns Party
  Green League
  Left Alliance
  Swedish People's
  Christian Democrats
  Movement Now
  Others

Municipal elections were held in Finland on 13 June 2021 after being rescheduled from 18 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2]

Context

The last municipal elections were held in 2017 and were won by the National Coalition Party with a 20.7 percent share of the votes.[3]

Opinion polls

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each poll is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The table uses the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if that date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead. List includes only polls that were made for the municipal election.

Date Polling Firm KOK SDP KESK VIHR PS VAS SFP KD Others Lead
5 May and 8 June 2021 Taloustutkimus 19.6 17.0 13.0 10.9 18.0 8.5 4.8 3.6 4.7 1.6
25 May to 4 June 2021 Helsingin Sanomat 19.6 17.9 12.7 11.1 18.0 8.2 4.6 3.6 4.7 1.6
April 6 and May 4, 2021 Taloustutkimus 20.2 18.1 11.7 10.6 18.2 8.0 5.3 3.2 4.7 2.0
8–30 March 2021 Taloustutkimus 18.8 18.0 12.5 12.1 19.0 7.8 4.3 4.0 3.6 0.2
3 February and 2 March 2021 Taloustutkimus 18.0 19.5 12.8 11.0 18.7 9.1 4.3 3.7 2.9 0.9
11 January and 2 February 2021 Taloustutkimus 18.3 20.3 12.9 11.4 18.8 7.2 4.7 3.0 1.8 2.0
28 October 2017 Election Results 20.7 19.4 17.5 12.5 8.8 8.8 4.9 4.1 3.3 1.3

Helsinki polls

Date Polling Firm KOK VIHR SDP VAS PS SFP KESK KD Others Lead
17–27 May 2021 Kantar TNS 23.2 21.3 13.9 11.5 13.1 5.2 2.5 1.5 4.1 2.0
26–28 March 2021 Taloustutkimus 25 21 15 13 12 4 2 1 6 4.0
28 October 2017 Election Results 28.3 24.1 13.8 11.2 6.7 5.8 2.8 2.8 4.5 4.2

Election schedule

Event or other Date (in 2021)
Confirmation of the voting right registry (checking who is eligible to vote in which municipality) 23 April
Dead line for candidate application 4 May
Confirmation of the candidates and electoral numbers 14 May
Legality of the voter register 25 May
Dead line for requesting voting at home 1 June, at 16:00
Advance polling in Finland 26 May – 8 June
Advance polling overseas 2–5 June
Election day 13 June
Ratification of the results 16 June
New municipal councils start working 1 August

Source:[4]

Results

Most parties, such as the Social Democratic Party, Centre Party, Green League, and the Left Alliance showed a decline in their vote share and council seats. The National Coalition Party had a small increase, while the biggest winner was the Finns Party, who saw major increase in vote share and council seats. The 14,5% they received is the highest vote share in municipal elections since the party's foundation. The party is now the largest group on at least six councils: in Hamina, Orimattila, Kihniö, Ylöjärvi, Kankaanpää and Hämeenkyrö.[5]

Party Votes[6] Council seats
Number % Swing
(2017)
Swing
(2021)
Number Net ±
National Coalition 522,077 21,4% −1.2pp +0,7pp 1,554 +64
Social Democratic 433,008 17,7% –0.2pp -1,7pp 1,449 −248
Centre 363,136 14,9% –1.1pp -2,6pp 2,448 −376
Finns 354,019 14,5% –3,5pp +5,7pp 1,350 +580
Green League 258,624 10,6% +3.9pp -1,9pp 432 −102
Left Alliance 194,146 7,9% +0.8pp -0,9pp 508 −150
Swedish People's 121,236 5.0% +0.2pp +0,1pp 463 −8
Christian Democrat 88,144 3,6% +0.4pp -0,5pp 309 −7
Others 50,388 2.1% 293 +285
Movement Now 38,854 1,6% +0,0 % 49 +49
Crystal Party 6,285 0,3% +0,0 % 0 0
Feminist Party 4,036 0,2% +0,0 % 0 0
Pirate Party of Finland 2,591 0,1 % +0,0 % 0 0
Communist Party of Finland 2,072 0,1 % +0,0 % 0 0
Animal Justice Party of Finland 1,753 0,1 % +0,0 % 0 0
Blue Reform 1,191 0,0% +0,0 % 4 0
Liberal Party – Freedom to Choose 949 0,0% +0,0 % 0 0
The Open Party (Finland) 432 0,0% +0,0 % 0 0
Finnish People First 196 0,0 % +0,0 % 0 0
Citizens' Party 40 0,0 % +0,0 % 0 0
Total 8,859 −140

Source: Yle

References

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  2. ^ "Henriksson: THL:n mukaan tartuntamäärät huhtikuussa jopa 11 200 – Yle seurasi tiedotustilaisuutta kuntavaalien siirtämisestä". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). 6 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  3. ^ "Whole country - Elections 2017 - Election results | Yle". Election results. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  4. ^ "Aikataulut kuntavaaleissa". Vaalit (in Finnish). Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  5. ^ "Finns Party gains, NCP top as turnout dips in Finnish local elections". 13 June 2021.
  6. ^ Ministry of Justice. "Party results". Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2012.