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Publicerad: 3 May 2018

Voting from abroad

Anyone who is abroad during the voting period may vote at any Swedish mission abroad that arranges vote receptionor vote by post from all the countries in the world.

Voting at a diplomatic mission abroad

Anyone who is abroad during the voting period may vote at any Swedish mission abroad that arranges vote reception.

The Election Authority decides, after receiving proposals from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, which Swedish diplomatic missions abroad may collect votes. Voting begins 24 days before Election Day, and in some places may take place only for a short period of time. Voting must cease long enough before the election to enable votes cast to reach the Swedish Election Authority not later than the day before Election Day. All votes received at diplomatic missions abroad are sent to the Election Authority, where they are sorted and forwarded to the relevant election committee.

Postal voting from abroad

Individuals who are entitled to vote and are abroad may vote by post from all the countries in the world. Seafarers on ships in international traffic may also vote by post. Postal votes can be mailed from abroad 45 days before Election Day at the earliest. Postal votes may not be mailed from Sweden.

Special material is required for postal voting. The material may be ordered from the Election Authority or from a mission abroad.
Postal votes must be sent from abroad and must arrive in time for the counting of votes.