From Iceland — Decidedly Awful Weather For Election Day

Decidedly Awful Weather For Election Day

Published October 26, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

This Saturday could see some decidedly terrible weather in many parts of the country, just in time for Icelanders to go to the polls.

RÚV reports that election day may prove challenging for Icelandic voters. On Saturday, high winds coming in from the east are expected to cover the whole country.

Moreover, the north and northwest will also experience snowfall along with these winds, while in the south, rain and sleet will be the order of the day. These conditions are expected to worsen with the approach of the evening, but will taper off later in the night.

How this will affect voter turn-out remains to be seen, but a new poll from Market and Media Research shows that just over 13% of Icelandic voters are still either undecided or do not intend to vote.

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