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Presidential Elections Today

Published June 25, 2016

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Today, Iceland votes for their new president. Here’s what you need to know.

If you are an Icelandic citizen, then you can vote in these elections. To find out where to vote, the Ministry of the Interior has set up this page – by entering your kennitala, you can find which voting location you need to go to.

Which voting place you should cast your ballot is determined by where your legal residence was registered by June 4. If your legal address is outside of the capital area, but you happen to be in Reykjavík, you can vote at Perlan from 10:00 to 17:00. If you live in the city, you can vote from 9:00 until 22:00 tonight.

As voting will be running late, definitive numbers on who Iceland’s next president will be will probably not be clear until midnight or later.

If you’re still undecided, check out our Meet All The Candidates (Except One) interviews with our prospective presidents.

If you can’t vote, you can still help by offering congratulations or condolences to your friends who can. Whoever wins, she or he will be Iceland’s second president this century, after 20 years of outgoing President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

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