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Voting in 2018 Swedish Elections

The 2018 Swedish general election to the Swedish Riksdag and to the municipal and county councils is scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Vote from abroad
If you are abroad, you can vote by mail, or vote at one of the many Swedish embassies and consulates around the world. The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. will be open for voting as well as many of the Swedish Consulates along with the Swedish Church in New York City, NY and San Pedro, CA. Below is the list of polling stations in the U.S. and the dates and times they are open. If you have any questions, please contact the polling station where you want to go to cast your vote for more details.

The Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) will send out voting cards and material to vote by mail in July.

July 26 is the first day you can vote by mail. Any vote sent before July 26 will be invalid. Voting from abroad at for example, Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., can start the earliest on August 16.

Who can vote?
To be able to vote in these elections you must be at least 18 years of age on Election Day. The information held in the population register of the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) 30 days before Election Day determines your right to vote.

You are entitled to vote in the election to the Swedish Riksdag if you are:

  • a Swedish citizen and are, or have been, registered for population purposes in Sweden.

You are entitled to vote in the elections to the decision-making bodies of municipal and county councils elections if you are:

  • a Swedish citizen and have been registered for population purposes in Sweden.
  • a citizen of one of the European Union’s member states, or a citizen of Iceland or Norway, and are registered for population purposes in Sweden.
  • are a citizen of some other country and have been registered for population purposes in Sweden, three years in succession before Election Day.

If you are entitled to vote you will receive a voting card in the mail, about three weeks before the elections. The voting card indicates which elections
you are entitled to vote in. On the voting card you will also find information about those venues where you can vote in advance, for example the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. If you have not received your voting card or have lost it, you can order a new one from the municipality or the Swedish Election Authority.

Please bring a valid identification such as a passport or a driver’s license, and your voting card when you go to cast your vote. 

For more information please contact the Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) or visit their website here.

Voting Locations and Opening Hours

Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C.
(all times in EST)
August 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
August 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
August 18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Swedish Consulate in: 

Atlanta, GA
(all times in EST)
August 22, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Boston, MA
(all times in EST)
August 20, 11 AM - 3 PM
August 21, 11 AM - 3 PM 
August 23, 11 AM - 3 PM 
August 27, 11 AM - 3 PM 
August 28, 11 AM - 3 PM

Chicago, IL
(all times in CST)
August 16, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
August 17, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
August 18, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
August 20, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
August 21, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
August 22, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 23, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
August 24, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Cleveland, OH
(all times in EST)
August 20, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM at Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
August 25, during event by SACC-Ohio between 3:00-5:00 PM at the event center at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 9700 Page Road Streetsboro, OH 44241

Dallas, TX
(all times in CST)
August 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 25, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
August 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Denver, CO
(all times in MST)
August 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Detroit, MI
(times in EST)
August 21, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Fort Lauderdale, FL
(all times in EST)
August 20, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
August 21, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
August 22, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
August 23, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
August 24, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 

Honolulu, HI
(all times in HAST)
August 16, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 17, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Houston, TX
(all times in CST)
August 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
August 20, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
August 22, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
August 24, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Jamestown, NY
(all times in EST)
August 16, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
August 17, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
August 20, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
August 21, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
August 27, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Milwaukee, WI
(all times in CST)
August 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Minneapolis, MN
(times in CST)
August 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Orleans, LA
(all times in CST)
August 21, 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM

New York City, NY
(all times in EST)
August 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
August 21, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
August 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 24, 12:00 PM (noon) - 3:00 PM 
August 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)  
August 28, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
August 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
August 30, 12:00 PM (noon) - 4:00 PM

Norfolk, VA
August 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
August 22, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Philadelphia, PA
(all times in EST)
August 22, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
August 24, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Phoenix, AZ
(all times in MST)
August 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Raleigh, NC
(all times in EST)
August 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
August 23, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

San Diego, CA
(all times in PST)
August 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 23, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

San Francisco, CA
(all times in PST)
August 16, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
August 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 21, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
August 22, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
August 23, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
August 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 29, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seattle, WA
(all times in PST)
August 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Louis, M0
(all times in EST)
August 15, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
August 16, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
August 17, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
August 18, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
August 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
August 20, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
August 21, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Swedish Church (Svenska Kyrkan) New York, NY
(times in EST)
August 25, 12:00 PM (noon) - 4:00 PM

Swedish Church (Svenska Kyrkan) San Pedro, CA

(times in PST)
August 17, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

Last updated 29 May 2018, 1.19 PM