How and where is RuutiBudjetti voting done in 2020?
Right to vote in RuutiBudjetti
All young people in grades 6–9 in Helsinki have the right to vote. All eligible voters can vote in the RuutiBudjetti voting of their area. The voting area is automatically determined on the digital platform based on the school’s location.
If you are aged 12–17 and not enrolled in a school, you can vote at the nearest Youth Centre.
Voting platform and logging in
All young people in grades 6–9 can vote in their area’s RuutiBudjetti with their Wilma credentials by logging into ruutibudjetti.hel.fi. You can vote with your Wilma credentials primarily at the voting events of your local school or independently on your own time. Young people aged 12–17 who are not enrolled in a school can vote at their local Youth Centres.
Organising voting events in schools
Young people’s voting in RuutiBudjetti is supported by holding voting events at schools on 4-29 October. The information and voting can be implemented in different ways at the schools. Each school and youth work unit will agree on suitable ways together. The school can organise the information events and voting by itself with the help of pre-made information materials. Youth workers can also visit the school to hold the information event and invite pupils to vote at agreed times.
Eligible voters log in and vote with their Wilma credentials. This requires each voter to have Wilma credentials for the school’s Wilma (or similar administrative system used by pupils) to be connected to the mPassID Finnish National Agency for Education.