Presidential Elections Tomorrow

Published June 29, 2012

Presidential elections are tomorrow, and current president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is currently polling over 50% in two different polls, greatly increasing his lead over his closest challenger, Þóra Arnórsdóttir. See the bottom of this article for information on how and where to vote.
RÚV reports that Ólafur is polling at 50.8% according to a Gallup poll, and at 57% according to a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið. At the same time, Þóra is currently polling at 33.6% according to Gallup, and 30.8% in the Fréttablaðið poll.
These results show Ólafur not only pulling ahead, but Þóra falling behind. In the previous poll, conducted by Capacent, Ólafur was at 44.8% while Þóra was at 37%.
There were also differences of support between the two polls where other candidates were concerned. Ari Trausti Guðmundsson received 9.3% and 7.5%, Herdís Þorgeirsdóttir received 3.4% and 2.6%, Andrea J. Ólafsdóttir received 2.5% and 1.7%, and Hannes Bjarnason received 0.8% and 0.3%, according to Gallup and Fréttablaðið, respectively.
The greatest discrepancy, however, was among undecideds. Only 10% of those contacted for the Gallup poll did not take part or were undecided, while the same was the case for 25% of those contacted by Fréttablaðið.
Presidential elections are tomorrow, starting at 9:00 and ending 22:00. If you do not yet know where you can vote, first go here and enter your kennitala. This will tell you if you can vote, and what your district (kjördeild) is. Once you know your district, go here to see a list of polling places in Reykjavík. Be sure to bring valid ID when you vote.
Grapevine encourages all eligible voters to take part in this historic election.



News
Afghan Family Who Fled Taliban To Be Deported

Afghan Family Who Fled Taliban To Be Deported

by

A family of seven, who fled persecution from the Taliban for a better life in Iceland, will be deported to

News
Election 2016: Pirate Party Receives Mandate To Form Coalition Government

Election 2016: Pirate Party Receives Mandate To Form Coalition Government

by

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson announced just moments ago that he gave Pirate Party captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir the mandate to form

News
Sushi Samba Cannot Call Itself Sushi Samba Anymore

Sushi Samba Cannot Call Itself Sushi Samba Anymore

by

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Icelandic restaurant Sushi Samba can no longer use this name, as the owners

News
Refugees & Asylum Seekers To March On Parliament Tomorrow

Refugees & Asylum Seekers To March On Parliament Tomorrow

by

Refugees and asylum seekers alike will converge on Parliament tomorrow afternoon to convey three demands: the right to work, the

News
Reykjavík Will Close Some Streets To Car Traffic For The Holidays

Reykjavík Will Close Some Streets To Car Traffic For The Holidays

by

In order to make downtown Reykjavík a more pleasant experience this holiday season, the city will be closing parts of

News
Election 2016: 5-Party Coalition Back On The Table

Election 2016: 5-Party Coalition Back On The Table

by

Talks between the Independence Party and the Left-Greens broke down today, with the latter now entering talks with the Pirate

Show Me More!