Advance and i-voting for the European Parliament elections begins today 


The European Parliament elections start today: i-voting starts at 9 a.m. and voting in county centres at 12 noon.

Voting is possible in county centres until 8 p.m. on 19 May, regardless of the registered place of residence of the voter. “At least one polling place has been opened in every county centre; there are 8 in Tallinn and 4 in Tartu,” said the Head of the State Electoral Office Priit Vinkel. The exact locations of the polling places can be found on the web page of the State Electoral Office.

I-voting is possible on the address around the clock until 6 p.m. on 22 May. A vote cast over the internet can be changed by another electronic vote, or by voting in a polling place on the advance voting days. A voter cannot change their vote on the election day, 26 May.

Advance voting takes place on 20–22 May in all polling places. “444 polling places have been opened for the European Parliament elections. During this time, voting is possible in the polling place of one’s place of residence, as well as in a polling place organising voting outside the place of residence,” Vinkel explained. Every local government unit has at least one polling place that organises voting outside the place of residence. Detailed information can be found in the map application

On the election day, 26 May, a voter can vote only in the polling place of their residence.

The voter must bring a valid identity document, e.g. their ID-card, passport, or driving licence. They do not have to bring their voter’s card.

At the European Parliament elections, voting is open to Estonian citizens as well as citizens of other European Union Member States who reside permanently in Estonia and have expressed their wish to vote here. There is just one electoral district covering the whole Estonia, which means that a voter can make their choice from among all the 66 candidates.