Published: 30 March 2021

Election Administration

Various authorities and stakeholders have roles and responsibilities in holding elections.

Swedish Election Authority

The Swedish Election Authority is responsible for planning and coordinating the execution of elections and referenda.

The county administrative boards

The county administrative board is the regional election authority. For example, the county administrative board decides on electoral districts and conducts the final counting of votes in all elections and distributes seats in elections to municipal and county council assemblies.

County administrative boards External link.

Election committees in the municipalities

The election committee in each municipality is the local election authority. The election committee is responsible for vote reception in all voting places, as well as the preliminary counting of votes.

Municipal election committees External link.

Election Review Board

The Election Review Board considers appeals and makes decisions.

Election Review Board External link.

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