To Municipal and county council elections 2019 : Voting in advance

Voting abroad

From overseas countries, on Svalbard and on Jan Mayen Island advance voting is possible from 1 July 2019.


Voters living or staying abroad may vote in advance at foreign voting stations or specified ballot recipients. Svalbard and Jan Mayen Island are subject to the same rules as voting abroad.

An overview of whether advance voting is possible abroad is published at valg.no before the advance voting period abroad starts on 1 July 2019.

Voters are responsible themselves for voting early enough for the vote to reach the right municipality by  17.00 of the day after the election date of 9 September at the latest, in order for the votes to be counted. Remember therefore to vote early enough for your vote to be received by regular post.

No ballot cards are used for advance voting abroad. The only thing you need to take with your ID.

How is possible to vote abroad?

Votes can be given in advance at most Norwegian voting stations abroad. That is, embassies, consulates general and consulates, and with vote recipients appointed by the Governor of Svalbard and by the Elections Directorate.

A number of consulates general and consulates are honorary representatives for Norway without Norwegian-speaking personnel. The office hours vary and may be limited to only a few hours and days a week. It is a good idea therefore to familiarise yourself with the opening hours beforehand.

Voters abroad who are unable to get to a vote recipient may send their vote themselves to their home municipality in Norway in a letter, so-called voting by letter.