Voting spring 2024
The OmaStadi voting will take place in spring 2024. All persons aged 13 and over living in Helsinki have the right to vote. Voting takes place on the omastadi.hel.fi website.
The voter logs in to the site using strong authentication, such as bank credentials or a mobile ID. Pupils can log in with the edu.hel.fi identification. Strong authentication ensures that only persons with the right to vote can vote.
Support for voting on a digital platform is available. You can get help with online voting at the OmaStadi polling stations. You can find the polling stations on the events page (linkki). Please bring your valid ID card with you. The events are organised by, for example, organisations and the city’s services. Young people aged 13 and over can receive support for voting at schools, educational institutions and youth centres, for example.
The vote is regional. You can only vote on suggestions concerning one region i.e. major district. Each Helsinki resident has five votes. You can vote for five suggestions that you would like to be implemented. You can only vote once for the same suggestion. You can leave some of your votes unused.
A total of EUR 8.8 million will be used in Helsinki to implement the OmaStadi suggestions. This sum will be divided between the seven major districts of Helsinki. The sum available to a major district is determined according to its number of residents.
During the assessment of suggestions, each suggestion is preliminarily determined a budget category. This means that the implementation of the suggestion is estimated to cost EUR 35,000–60,000, for example. The maximum amount of money in the budget category is reserved for the suggestions that got the most votes on OmaStadi and which have been selected for implementation. For example, EUR 60,000 is reserved for the implementation of an OmaStadi reform sorted into budget category EUR 35,000–60,000.
The voting results will be published once the voting time has ended. Voting results are counted regionally, that is, separately for each major district. The suggestions are ranked according to the number of votes.
The appropriations are divided between the suggestions that got the most votes as follows:
1. First, money is reserved for the most popular suggestion.
2. Then, money is reserved for the suggestions that came next and for which there is enough money.
3. If the budget of the suggestion that came second is larger than the sum left available to the major district, this suggestion cannot be implemented. In this case, the suggestion that came next and for which the district still has enough money is selected for implementation.
The Mayor confirms the voting result. After this, the development of the suggestions to be implemented begins. This means that city residents and city employees work together to plan the practical implementation and details of the projects.
Help with voting
Help with voting is available at several city offices as well as at events in different parts of Helsinki. The voting activity of pupils aged over 13 is supported at schools, educational institutions and youth centres. If you are unable to vote on the website or need help with voting on the website, you can vote at an OmaStadi polling station. You can find the polling stations on the events page (linkki). You will need to show your identification. A valid passport, identity card, driving licence and Kela card with a photograph are acceptable forms of identification.