Voting in advance
The Election Committee is also responsible for advance voting (förtidsrösta) within the municipality.
The Election Committee is also responsible for advance voting (förtidsrösta) within the municipality. Premises in which voters may place their votes in advance are called advance voting locations and can, for example, be municipal buildings or a local library. The Election Committee is also responsible for organising voting clerks at the voting locations.
All voting locations must be accessible for people with disabilities.
A voter who for some reason cannot vote at her/his polling station on Election Day may vote in advance at a voting location anywhere in Sweden. Advance voting begins 18 days before Election Day. As an additional service to voters, each municipality also has at least one voting location which is also open on Election Day.
At some hospitals and other nursing institutions election committees arrange the collection of votes for voters wishing to cast their votes there e.g. patients, staff or visitors.
Where there is advance voting the voting clerks receive the votes andsend them in special window envelopes to the Election Committee. A person voting in a voting location must produce her or his voting card and be able to identify herself or himself or otherwise confirm her or his identity.