Sami election

Updated: 31 October 2017

Modified:

Next update: 27 October 2021

Total valid votes
Total valid votes
2017
11 757

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Sameting election. Valid votes, rejected votes and blank votes, by election district
Sameting election. Valid votes, rejected votes and blank votes, by election district
2017
Valid votesValid votes at pollid stationValid votes in advanceRejected votesRejected votes at polling stationRejected votes in advanceBlank votesBlank votes at polling stationBlank votes in advance
The whole country11 7575 9905 767286221688682
Østre valkrins1 7701 10566541324159
Ávjovári valkrins2 8031 7441 059000271611
Nordre valkrins1 764836928303321814
Gáisi valkrins1 8041 048756312291613
Vesthavet valkrins1 1506215291011046
Sørsamisk valkrins746214532844532
Sør-Noreg valkrins1 7204221 298909411427
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Sameting election. Valid votes, by party/electoral list and election district
Sameting election. Valid votes, by party/electoral list and election district
2017
Valid votesValid votes
The whole countryØstre valkrinsÁvjovári valkrinsNordre valkrinsGáisi valkrinsVesthavet valkrinsSørsamisk valkrinsSør-Noreg valkrins
The whole country11 7571 7702 8031 7641 8041 1507461 720
Labour Party1 998445324297324161152295
Progress Party8791251023031406223124
Conservative Party752109125130921913471
Centre Party889259225140125425147
Socialist Left Party2502500000
Árja911161340118117470128
Nordkalottfolket772011936611700170
Norske Samers Riksforbund3 3030782385685509286656
Sámeálbmot Bellodat2380590000179
Samenes Folkeforbund (tidl Samenes Valgforbund)2046100836000
Siella272080253978050
Fastboende Liste / Guovdageainnu Dálon searvi7607600000
Fastboendes Liste på Sametinget177017700000
Johttisápmelaccaid listu291029100000
Jiehkkevárri8200082000
Norske Samers Riksforbund og Samefolkets Partis fellesliste493493000000
Sámieana7807800000
Samedemokratene og Siella117117000000
Åarjel-Saemiej Gielh200000002000
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Sameting election. Persons entitled to vote, votes cast, and election turnout, by election district
Sameting election. Persons entitled to vote, votes cast, and election turnout, by election district
2017
Persons entitled to voteVotes cast totalVotes casts at polling stationVotes casts in advancePercentage voter turnout
The whole country16 95811 7565 8795 87770.3
Østre valkrins2 3001 8021 12567778.3
Ávjovári valkrins3 7382 8251 7521 07375.7
Nordre valkrins2 5401 79885494470.8
Gáisi valkrins2 5491 64186178071.9
Vesthavet valkrins1 7871 16162953265.0
Sørsamisk valkrins1 15175421853665.5
Sør-Noreg valkrins2 8931 7754401 33561.4
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Sameting election. Number of representatives and valid votes per representative, by election district
Sameting election. Number of representatives and valid votes per representative, by election district
2017
RepresentativesValid votes per representative
Total39301
Østre valkrins5354
Ávjovári valkrins8350
Nordre valkrins6294
Gáisi valkrins5361
Vesthavet valkrins5230
Sørsamisk valkrins4187
Sør-Noreg valkrins6287
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Sameting election.Number of elected representatives, by election district, party/electoral list and sex
Sameting election.Number of elected representatives, by election district, party/electoral list and sex
2017Østre valkrinsÁvjovári valkrinsNordre valkrinsGáisi valkrinsVesthavet valkrinsSørsamisk valkrinsSør-Noreg valkrins
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
Labour Party11101011101010
Árja00010000000000
Fastboendes Liste på Sametinget00100000000000
Progress Party00001000000000
Conservative Party00000000100000
Johttisápmelaccaid listu00010000000000
Nordkalottfolket00001100000001
Norske Samers Riksforbund00121121211121
Norske Samers Riksforbund og Samefolkets Partis fellesliste11000000000000
Sámeálbmot Bellodat00000000000001
Centre Party01100000000000
Åarjel-Saemiej Gielh00000000000100
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics show persons entitled to vote, turnout and results by parties for the Sameting election. Time series from 2005.

To be able to vote at the Sameting election, one must register oneself in the Same census. All Norwegian Sami persons 18 years or older in the election year, are entitled to register themselves in the census. One can demand the registration if one declares that one perceives oneself as a Sami person, and if one either a) has the Sami language as the languages spoken at home, or b) one’s parents, grandparents or great-grandparents have had the Sami language as the language spoken at home, or c) is the child of a person registered in the Sami census. Sami persons who are citizens of other Nordic countries, can register themselves in the Sami census if they on 30th of june in the election year are registered as residents of Norway. Sami persons not coming from a Nordic country, can register themselves in the Sami census if they have been registered as residents of Norway in the three last years before election day. The Sami census is linked to the National Registration Office. The registered address on 30th of june in the election year is the one registered in the Sami census, and used at the Sameting elections. At the Samething elections, the country is divided into seven constituencies. In total, 39 representatives are elected from the seven constituencies. This is four less than four years ago.

The constituencies at the Sameting elections are grouped in the following way:

2009

  1. Østre
  2. Àvjovàri
  3. Nordre
  4. Gàisi
  5. Vesthavet
  6. Sørsamisk
  7. Sør-Noreg

2005

  1. Varanger
  2. Tana
  3. Karasjok
  4. Kautokeino
  5. Porsanger
  6. Alta/Kvalsund
  7. Northern Troms
  8. Middle Troms
  9. Southern Troms
  10. Northern Nordland
  11. Middle Nordland
  12. Southern Sami area
  13. Southern Norway

Name: Sami election

Topic: Elections

27 October 2021

Division for Population Statistics

Sameting constituencies

Every 4 years (election years)

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The data file is long-term stored at Statistics Norway and at NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data for research purposes.

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The political parties are frequent users of the statistics, as are journalists. The statistics are also used by the ministries to calculate the funding of the political parties, as well as by municipalities and counties. Other groups of users are students, particularly of political science. Researchers, students and journalists from abroad also request statistics on the Sameting elections.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

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Sami election regulation §85

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The statistics comprise results from the elections in all municipalities having resident persons registered in the Sami census. Collected are figures for the number of persons having the right to vote, how many voted in advance (municipalities with less than 30 persons entitled to vote only have advance voting) and at election day, rejected votes and approved votes cast for the various parties. Distribution of mandates by party and constituency.

At the 2005 elections Statistics Norway received data files from the Ergo Group. From the 2009 Sameting elections onwards, internet based questionnaires are sent in from the 7 Sami constituencies.

Total count.

The poll books of the Sami constituencies are the basis, and these are supplemented with own questionnaires sent to the 7 Sami constituencies.

Automatic controls at the registration of figures, chiefly sum controls and logic coherence.

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Statistics Norway for the first time published statistics on the Sameting elections in 2005.

Number of votes cast and rejected for some municipalities are uncertain, due to inaccuracies in check offs at the registration. Misunderstandings referring to the concepts rejected voting vs. rejected votes also occur. Rejected voting results from a person appearing, but for various reasons not having his voting approved. No check offs are to be made in the census, and these votes normally are not to be included in the statistics. They are, however, registered, and in some instances wrongly under rejected votes (voting slips). When auditing, votes cast and rejected in some instances must be corrected adjusted according to judgment, where the municipalities themselves are unable to discover the mistakes.

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