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Constitutional Assembly Election Begins in Iceland

As of today, Icelanders who live abroad or won’t be able to vote on the actual election day, November 27, can vote for candidates in the upcoming Constitutional Assembly. Information on candidates and the election procedure will be sent to every home in Iceland in one week.

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From the Icelandic parliament. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

All of those who are eligible voters in parliamentary elections can participate in the Constitutional Assembly election. On election day, all the usual polling stations will be open, ruv.is reports.

Until then it is possible to vote at the district commissioners’ offices around the country and in Reykjavík a polling station is open at the Laugardalshöll arena from 10 am to 10 pm until November 26; however it will be closed next weekend.

The execution of the election will be different from parliamentary and municipal elections in that individuals will be voted for rather than parties. Each voter can vote for up to 25 candidates, whose numbers will be written in a prioritized order on the ballot.

As voting might take longer than usual, more people will be able to cast their votes at the same time than during the conventional parliamentary and municipal elections. At Laugardalshöll, dozens of people will be able to vote at the same time.

It is recommended that people prepare before showing up at the polling stations. The numbers of each candidate, their campaign issues, a dummy ballot which can be brought to the polling stations and general information are available on kosning.is.

The same information will be available in the 96-page information booklet, which will be distributed on November 16.

Click here to read more about the Constitutional Assembly.

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