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Presidential Election Begins at Early Polling Stations

Voting for the presidential election on June 30, which began at early polling stations at the District Commissioner’s Office in Reykjavík last weekend and across Iceland yesterday, is off to a slow start.

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Bessastaðir, the presidential residence. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

At the District Commissioner’s in Reykjavík around ten people have voted since the opening on Saturday, most of whom were going on long trips abroad, Morgunblaðið reports.

At the District Commissioners’ Offices in Akureyri, Selfoss and Ísafjörður none had voted yesterday.

According to law, early polling stations are to open as soon as possible after the election date has been announced, but no sooner than eight weeks before the election date, which in this case was May 5.

Click here to read more about the presidential election.

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