From Iceland — It's Election Day

It’s Election Day

Published April 26, 2013

Rex Beckett

The general elections to the Parliament of Iceland are taking place today, April 27.
There are a record total of 15 parties in the running with a vast array of stances on the króna, the EU, the banks and big business. This is the most parties there have ever been in an election campaign, with more people than ever wanting to be part of the democratic process. To read all about the various candidates and their views, check out our extensive Grapevine Election Guide 2013.
Not sure if you can vote? If you are an Icelandic citizen, 18 years or older and a legally registered resident in the National Registry, then you are all set to join the fun. Go to and enter your kennitala (ID number) to find your polling station.
And after you’ve cast your ballot, head on over to KEX Hostel to join us for live election coverage, live interpretation of the events in English for non-Icelandic speakers, beer, snacks and general fun times. Dress up as your favourite political candidate and help us recreate our last cover’s photo shoot.
Happy voting, everyone!

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