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Over 8,500 Cast Early Votes in Constitution Referendum

Around 8,600 people have cast early votes in this Saturday’s advisory referendum on whether Iceland should adopt the draft constitution prepared by the Constitutional Council.

people_psArchive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In Reykjavík over 5,000 people have voted, including 500 at the Laugardalshöll pre-election voting station today. The number is similar for the same time before the 2011 referendum on Icesave when 9,000 people had cast early votes, mbl.is reports.

Manager for pre-election voting in Reykjavík Bergþóra Sigmundsdóttir said that an increasing number of voters are exercising their right to cast an early-vote. Early voting was approved in Iceland about ten years ago.

According to Bergþóra, it is difficult to predict how Saturday’s turnout will be. Bergþóra says she is happy with the preparation and organization of the referendum but notes that it takes some time for voters to answer all six questions on the ballot.

The law on voting regulations amended in September which enables voters with disabilities to have assistants of their own choosing accompany them to the polling booth has taken affect, Bergþóra says.

Click here and here to read more about the draft constitution and here to read more about the legal amendment.

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