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I’m a 37-year-old executive director, municipal activist, and mother from Jätkäsaari. I am passionate about having equality and a voice for all. In my own way, I am working to stop the spread of inequality and guarantee everyone – especially children and young people – a life worth living. It is important to me that Helsinki is a good home for everyone who makes a home there, whether they’re born and raised or just moved there.

I am running to:

  • get accessible services and reasonably priced housing for a developing Helsinki
  • get every child a preschool option near home
  • make everyday life functional through good public transportation

I am a member of the Social Democratic Party. You can find out more about the Social Democratic Party platform at:

Other languages: Af somaali Arabi Kurdi Po-russki

Who can vote?


Persons who reach the age of 18 no later than on the election day are entitled to vote in that municipality which was their municipality of residence on 17 February 2017. In addition to Finnish citizens, those citizens of EU Member States, Iceland and Norway whose municipality of residence is in Finland are entitled to vote. Other foreign citizens are entitled to vote if they have had a municipality of residence in Finland for at least two years.

See more: Ministry of Justice:


When can you vote?


Municipal elections will be held in Finland on Sunday, 9 April 2017. The advance voting period is in Finland from 29 March to 4 April and abroad from 29 March to 1 April. At some polling stations, however, the voting period is shorter than this.

You can find the general advance polling stations here:

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