To Municipal and county council elections 2019 : Right to vote

Do you have the right to vote?

To be able to vote in the municipal and county council elections, you must have the right to vote. You can see here whether you meet the requirements for having a right to vote in the 2019 municipal and county council elections.


There are different requirements for having a voting right in Norway, depending on whether it is the Parliamentary elections or the municipal and county council elections. The first difference is that foreign citizens also have the right to vote at municipal and county council elections in Norway if they have been living in the country for some time.

You have the right to vote at municipal and county council elections if you meet one of these requirements:

  • You are a Norwegian citizen and will have reached the age of 18 by the end of 2019 and are, or have been, registered as residing in Norway
  • You are a citizen of another Nordic country (i.e. Denmark, Iceland, Finland or Sweden) and will have reached the age of 18 by the end of the year of the election, and have been registered as residing in Norway by 30 June of the year of the election at the latest
  • You are another foreign citizen and have reached the age of 18 by the end of the year of the election, and have been registered as residing in Norway for the last three consecutive years before the election day. In this case, there is a requirement that the period of residence has been consecutive

Are you included on the electoral roll?

The electoral roll is the list of everyone who has the right to vote in a municipality. To be able to vote, you must be included on the electoral roll of a municipality.

All persons with the right to vote are automatically entered in the electoral roll of the municipality in which they have been entered in the Civil Register as resident as at 30 June of the year of the election. If you have moved to another municipality after 30 June, you are still registered on the electoral roll (and have the right to vote) in the municipality you have moved from.