About 4500 Foreign Citizens with Right to Vote - The Reykjavik Grapevine

About 4500 Foreign Citizens with Right to Vote

Published May 21, 2010

About 4,500 foreign nationals living in Iceland have the right to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, and Vísir reports that the Ministry of Justice has sent them all special booklets about voting.
The booklets contain information in 11 different languages on voting rights, registration, the voting process and more. If you didn’t get yours, visit this link and read all about it for yourself.
If you’re Scandinavian and have lived in Iceland at least three years, you can vote in municipal elections of the town where you have legal residence. If you’re not from Scandinavia, the law is the same, except you need to have been living in Iceland for at least five years.
Most foreign nationals with the right to vote hail from Poland, at 822 in all. After this, the largest groups include the Danes – with Greenlanders and Faeroese counted among them – totalling 586. 329 are from Germany, 245 from Lithuania, 232 from the Phillipines, 220 from the UK, and 215 are from Thailand.

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