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Drive-Through Voting for People in Isolation and Quarantine

By Yelena

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Photo: Golli. A drive-through voting station in Reykjavík.

Being in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 will not prevent Icelanders from voting in the parliamentary election this Saturday, September 25. While those in either situation are not permitted to attend polling stations this Saturday or advance polling stations, special drive-through stations have been set up for them in Reykjavík and all other constituencies.

Drivers must follow infection prevention rules while voting: they must be alone in the car and are not permitted to open their car windows or doors. They must present a piece of photo ID to the election official, then identify their party of choice, for which the official website recommends using “a piece of paper and writing utensil.”

Voters can access a list of drive-through polling stations with opening times. It is not necessary to register in advance for drive-through voting. The Reykjavík drive-through polling station is located on Skarfagarður í Sundahöfn. It will be open daily from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM until election day, when it will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Voters who are not able to drive to the special polling stations can request to vote at their residence or wherever they are staying during their quarantine or isolation period. An application for that service must be submitted in advance through

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