Beginning advance voting in an advance polling station The enfranchised person who wishes to vote in advance must report to the election official or the electoral commission in the advance polling station. In an institution the advance voting must also be organised in different departments and patients’ rooms if necessary. The voter is obliged to show the election official or the electoral commission proof of his or her identity. After this, he or she is given a ballot, an envelope for the ballot and a covering envelope and, if needed, a covering letter form. The voter must be provided with an opportunity to familiarise him/herself with a combined list of candidates for his or her electoral district or municipality, drawn up especially for the election in question, with a combined list of candidates for the European Parliamentary elections, or with a list of candidates for the Presidential election, or with a nation-wide register of candidates or a print-out of this.