Presidential elections are held in Finland every six years as direct, popular elections. Statistics Finland produces official statistics from the elections; preliminary data are produced and made available on the Internet on the day following the actual polling day, final statistics (as a conventional paper publication) in the year following the election year. Detailed data on presidential elections (since 1994) can be found on Statistics Finland’s website on the specific page designated for them in the list of statistics by topic, and since 1994 in the StatFin online service. Statistics Finland receives the basic data for the elections from the Ministry of Justice’s election information system, the technical implementation of which it has assigned to TietoEnator Group. Statistics Finland’s election data system comprises two election data files: regional file and candidate file.