Municipal council and county council elections
Analyses, articles and publications
All foreign nationals with three years of legal residence in Norway were given the right to vote in local elections in 1983. Over the last elections there has been a steady increase in the number of persons with immigrant background who are entitled to vote.
Previous literature has found that extending the suffrage to both females and poorer voters increases the supply of public goods.
In 2017, the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) decided to reduce the number of municipalities in Norway from 426 to 358. The municipal and regional reform was completed on 1.1 2020.