Published: 1 December 2020

The right to vote and voter cards

Information in the civil registry determines if you have the right to vote and what electoral district you belong to.

Information is gathered 30 days before election day. If you have the right to vote in an election, you will be included in the electoral roll.

Right to vote in the various elections

Election to the parliament

  • You must have turned 18 years old on or before election day,
  • you are a Swedish citizen and
  • you are now, or at one time have been registered in the civil registry.

Election to municipal and county council delegates

  • you must have turned 18 years old on or before election day,
  • you are registered in the civil registry in the municipality and county council and,
  • you are a Swedish citizen, a citizen in another EU country, Iceland or Norway, or
  • you are a citizen in another country or are without country but have been registered in the civil registry in Sweden for at least three consecutive years before election day.

Election to the European Parliament

  • You must have turned 18 years old on or before election day,
  • you are a Swedish citizen or are/have at one time been registered in the Swedish civil registry,
  • you are a citizen in one of the EU’s member nations, you are registered in the Swedish civil registry and you have applied to the electoral roll.

Voter Cards

If you have the right to vote, you will receive a voter card. It will be delivered by post approximately three weeks prior to the election.

On the voter card, it will be noted which elections you have the right to vote in, what the name and address of your polling station is, and what times it is open.

If you will be voting early, you must take your voter card with you. If you have not received your voter card, or you have lost it, you can receive a new one through your municipality or the Swedish Election Authority.

If you believe that the information about you on your voter card is incorrect, you must apply for a correction in writing. This can be done through your country administrative board.

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