Swedish Election 2022 - How to vote from abroad

20 Jun 2022

The 2022 Swedish general election to the parliament, city and county is scheduled for 11th of September 2022. Swedish citizens living abroad can vote in advance by post or by voting at a Swedish embassy or consulate.

Electoral roll for Swedish citizens living abroad

If you live abroad, do not forget to register for the electoral roll (applies to you who have lived abroad for more than 10 years and who did not vote in the last election). The information must be received by the Swedish Tax Agency no later than 30 days before election day to be recorded in time. See information from the Election Authority: bor-du-utomlands-och-vill-rösta-i-valet.pdf (swedenabroad.se)


Vote at the Embassy in Dhaka

You can vote at the embassy in Dhaka. Bring an ID document when you vote. The embassy can provide you with a duplicate ballot paper if you have not recieved your ballot paper yet. 


Opening hours for voting at the Embassy in Dhaka


Date Day Time
 18 August  Thursday

14.00 - 16.00

 20 August  Saturday

11.00 - 13.00

 24 August  Wednesday

17.00 - 19.00


Voting by post

For postal voting, special postal voting material is needed. This is sent out by the Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) to everyone who is registrerd in the electoral roll (please update your adress at the Swedish tax agency to assure that the information and material reaches you). 

Its also possible to get postal voting material at the Swedish embassy in Dhaka. 

The material is pre-packed in an envelope and contain ballot envelopes, ballot papers (blank so that the voter can write the prefered party´s name), outer envelope and vover envelope. 

The postal vote may be sent from abroad no earlier than 28 July 2022. The postal vote may not be mailed from Sweden and must have arrived in time for the vote count. 


Who has the right to vote?

To have the right to vote to the Riksdag you have to:

  • be 18 years old no later than on election day,
  • be a Swedish citizen, and
  • you are now, or have been, registered in the population register.

To have the right to vote in the municipal and region elections you have to: 

  • be 18 years old no later than on election day,
  • be recorded in the population register as a constituent of the municipality and region and
  • be a Swedish citizen, a citizen of another EU Member State, Iceland or Norway, or
  • you are a citizen of another country or stateless but have been recorded in the Swedish Population Register for at least three consecutive years before election day.

For further information about the upcoming election, see the Election Authority´s webpage: Valmyndigheten - Valmyndigheten


Last updated 20 Jun 2022, 11.04 AM