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The Ministry of the Interior recommends people review their data in the Population Register before the local government council elections

27. August 2021 - 11:55
Computer and mouse. Photo: Pexels.com
Computer and mouse. Photo: Pexels.com

The Ministry of the Interior recommends people review their place of residence data and their e-mail address in the Population Register before the local government council elections. This is important for voters to be able to vote at their homeplace for the local candidates and to receive information related to voting.

Voters are entered in the list of voters and assigned an electoral district on the basis of the data contained in the Population Register as at 17 September. It is therefore important that everyone’s correct place of residence data are in the Population Register by that time. If the place of residence has changed, people can enter their new address on the e-service portal of the Population Register at rahvastikuregister.ee. A place of residence notice can also be submitted to the rural government or city government of one’s place of residence on the spot or by post.

The data in the Population Register being correct is also important for voters to receive the elections information sheet which will be sent at the beginning of October. The purpose of the information sheet is to provide general information about voting rights as well as list the locations of all the voting rooms in the electoral district. Those who have their official @eesti.ee e-mail address redirected or have their e-mail address entered in the Population Register will receive the information sheet by e-mail. Those whose e-mail address is not known will be sent the information sheet on paper. The information sheet will reach voters by 7 October.

All the Estonian citizens living in Estonia, the citizens of other EU Member States and the citizens of non-EU countries residing in Estonia under a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit who are at least 16 years of age can vote at local elections.

The local government council elections will be held on 17 October. The election week will begin on Monday, 11 October, and comprise six pre-election days, ending on Sunday, the election day. During the pre-election period, votes can also be given electronically.