Published: 30 March 2021

The right to vote

Information in the population register determines whether you have the right to vote and which electoral district you belong to.

The information is retrieved 30 days before election day. If you are entitled to vote in an election, you will be included in the electoral roll.

Right to vote in the various elections

Election to the Riksdag

  • you must be 18 years old no later than on election day,
  • you are a Swedish citizen, and
  • you are now, or have been, registered in the population register.

Election to the municipal and region assemblies

  • you must be 18 years old no later than on election day,
  • you are recorded in the population register as a constituent of the municipality and region and
  • you are a Swedish citizen, a citizen of another EU Member State, Iceland or Norway, or
  • you are a citizen of another country or stateless but have been recorded in the Swedish Population Register for at least three consecutive years before election day.

Election to the European Parliament

  • you must be 18 years old no later than on election day,
  • you are a Swedish citizen or are, have been recorded in the Swedish Population Register.
  • you are a citizen of one of the EU Member States, you are recorded in the Swedish Population Register and have given notice that you wish to be listed in the electoral roll.

Voting cards

If you are entitled to vote, you will receive a voting card. It will be delivered by post approximately three weeks prior to the election. The voting card lists which elections you are entitled to vote in as well as the name, address, and opening hours of your polling station.

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

If you find that your information on the voting card is incorrect, you must request in writing that the information is rectified. This request shall be sent to the county administrative board.

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