Published: 30 March 2021

Vote at your polling station on election day

Your voting card lists your electoral district and the name, address and opening hours of your polling station.

You can only vote at the polling station listed on your voting card.

If you cannot vote at your polling station, you can vote in a designated voting place for early voting open on election day.

You must identify yourself

You must be able to verify your identity in order to vote. If you are not known by the voting clerks, you must produce an identity document, e.g. driver’s license or passport.

If you do not have an identity document, another person can verify your identity. If so, they must be able to produce an identity document.

How to vote on election day in an election to the Riksdag, municipal and region

  1. Choose your ballot papers.
  2. Take a vote envelope.
  3. Step behind a voting screen and prepare your vote. Place an ‘x’ next to a candidate named on the ballot paper if you wish to cast a personal vote.

    If you do not see your party’s ballot paper, take a blank ballot paper and write your party’s name on it. You can also cast a personal vote by writing your party’s name and the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. If you have a party ballot paper, you may write the candidate’s name on it. Then, insert the ballot paper into the vote envelope and seal the envelope.
  4. Give your vote envelope and your identity document to the voting clerk.
  5. The voting clerk will verify your identity, cross off your name in the electoral roll to mark that you have voted, and place your vote envelope in the ballot box.

How to vote on election day in an election to the European Parliament

  1. Choose your ballot paper.
  2. Take a vote envelope.
  3. Step behind a voting screen and prepare your vote. Place an ‘x’ next to a candidate named on the ballot paper if you wish to cast a personal vote.

    If you do not see your party’s ballot paper, take a blank ballot paper and write your party’s name on it. You can also cast a personal vote by writing your party’s name and the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. Then, insert the ballot paper into its vote envelope and seal the envelope.
  4. Give your vote envelope and your identity document to the voting clerk.
  5. The voting clerk will verify your identity, cross off your name in the electoral roll to mark that you have voted, and place your vote envelope in the ballot box.
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