Voting in municipal elections is the most important way of having an influence with what happens where you live.
Who is entitled to vote in municipal elections?
- All Swedish citizens aged 18 and over registered as resident of Halmstad’s municipality
- Registered as resident of Halmstad’s municipality and member of any of the EU’s member states, Iceland or Norway
- Citizens from other countries, but registered as resident in Sweden for at least three consecutive years before the election date
Elections are held every four years and voters can then vote for the party that best meets their views.
You are also entitled to vote every four years for Halland´s Regional Council and the Swedish parliament (only if you´re a Swedish citizen). Swedish citizens are also entitled to vote for the European Parliament. Various rules exist about your right to vote during the different elections.
How to vote in general elections:
- You get an election card by post
- Take your voting card and your ID to the voting station marked on your voting card
- Choose a ballot paper with the party you want to vote for
- In Sweden voting is private. You stand behind a screen and place the ballot paper in an envelope
- Hand in your envelope to the people working at the voting station, showing them your voting card and ID