Finland's parliamentary elections take place this weekend, on Sunday, April 17th. According to the Ministry of Justice's election statistics, 31.2% of Finland's eligible voters (4,159,857 people) have already cast their votes in early balloting. 2007's elections received a 67.9% overall turnout.
Finnish political campaigns last two weeks, an incredibly short period of time when compared to a country such as the United States (which is already preparing for November 2012 elections).
Some candidates, such as Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Stubb, have obviously been using Twitter for some time (one would almost expect it from a self-declared foreign affairs geek), while others, such as Prime Minister, Mari Kiviniemi, actually use social media less frequently.
Analysts will have to wait until post-election to begin determining just how much of an effect social media played in the results. But one thing seems certain, in a country where anybody can download a Master list of all 2,315 candidates in Excel format and their demography statistics in PDF format, 2015's parliamentary elections could require a master list of "official" social media accounts.