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The right to vote

The right to vote in elections to the Riksdag and the European Parliament is enjoyed by Swedish citizens who attain the age of 18 not later than on Election Dayand who are, or at some time have been, registered resident in Sweden.

The right to vote in elections to the European Parliament is also enjoyed by citizens of other member states of the European Union who attain the age of 18 years not later than Election Day. It is a precondition that they must be registered residents in Sweden at least 30 days before Election Day and that they must submit a notification requesting that they be listed on the electoral roll. They may not then vote in any other member state.

The right to vote in elections to county councils and municipal councils is enjoyed by Swedish citizens who attain the age of 18 years not later than on Election Day and who are registered for population purposes within the county council area or municipality concerned. Citizens of the Union and citizens of Iceland and Norway also have the right to vote subject to the same conditions. Other foreign citizens have the right to vote if they have been registered residents in Sweden for a continuous period of the three years before Election Day.

The information found in the national population register of the Swedish Tax Agency 30 days before Election Day determines who has the right to vote and where they may cast their ballots. This means that voters resident in Sweden are entered as entitled to vote in the electoral district where they were registered as resident 30 days before Election Day.