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Kaikkien Vaalit-Our Election
April 24 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Kaikkien Vaalit-Our election is a series of municipal election tours which brought together candidates from different political parties. As a background, the general turnout during the last municipal election in 2017 was 58.8% out of which only 23% were voters with immigrant background.
The objectives of Our Election tour was to encourage foreign-language speakers to vote in mucicipal election, support the dissemination of information about voting and election by foreign language speaking communties in their native language, and to enable interaction between candidates and foreign-language speaking communities through online election panels.
With the assertion that knowledge is power, we started the series with a democracy education online presentation, whose objectives were to help immigrants understand their rights and responsibilities, to understand the structure, organs, and function of a municipality, and to understand how one can influence decisions in their own municipality. The main aim was to increase the participation of immigrants during the 2021 municipal election.