English

Voters

Elections are the individual's opportunity to express himself actively on political questions and exert an influence on the political system under which he lives Lesa meira
 

The Voter's Register

Local authorities compile registers of electors on the basis of the records of Statistics Iceland. No one can exercise his right to vote unless his name is on the Voter's Register when the election is held. Voter's registers are to be made available to the public at the least ten days before the election. Lesa meira
 

Pre-election voting

Voters who are not able to cast their votes on Election Day may vote by post as from the day that falls 8 weeks before Election Day. Lesa meira
 

Pre-election voting by patients

Guidelines on pre-election voting by patients, etc. Lesa meira
 

Conduct of Elections

Many public bodies are involved in conducting elections to the Althing, including the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the local authorities, Statistics Iceland, the district commissioners and regional electoral commissions. Lesa meira
 

Counting of Votes

The Regional Electoral Commission shall announce where and when votes are to be counted. Lesa meira
 

Voting on Election Day

The local authority shall advertise the whereabouts of polling stations with sufficient notice in the way in which public notices are normally made. Lesa meira
 

The Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is involved in a variety of ways in the conduct of elections to the Althing. For example, it handles the production and distribution of electoral materials for voting both at polling stations and by post, keeps a register of the distinguishing letters assigned to political organisations' electoral lists and decides on the letters to be assigned to new political organisations Lesa meira
 

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ministry for Foreign Affairs is involved in the administration of pre-election outside Iceland Lesa meira
 

The National Electoral Commission

The National Electoral Commission is elected by the Althing following each general election, and consists of five members and the same number of alternates. Participation in an electoral commission is a civic duty.

Seet he website of the National Electoral Commission, www.landskjor.is/english

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Results from the General Parliamentary Elections on May 10th 2003

Outcome of the General Elections that took place May 10th, 2003. Lesa meira
 


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