Published: 5 February 2020

Law and Order

Electoral Code

The electoral authorities’ tasks and the implementation of elections are regulated, first and foremost, through the electoral code and election regulations.

Order at polling stations

It is the responsibility of electoral officials that the election be carried out in the proper manner and that there is order at the polling stations, the voting locations, and among the ballots. The parties may not conduct propaganda where the voters are to prepare their votes.

If you think that the voting process has not been carried out in the proper manner, you should first and foremost point that out to the election officials. You may also contact your municipal election office.

Appealing the election result

If you believe that something wrong or a mistake has impacted the result of the election, you can appeal the election result. Appeals shall be sent to the

Election Review Board no earlier than the day after the election, and no later than ten days after the election result has been announced.

Election Review Boardexternal link

Certain actions can be criminal

Crimes that shall be registered with the police are, for example if someone:

  • gives or receives a reward for voting in a certain manner or for not voting at all,
  • finding out how someone has voted or,
  • attempting to obstruct the election or falsify the results.
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