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Municipal and county council election, persons entitled to vote

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Key figures

4.2 

million have the right to vote

Municipal and county council election. Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures for latest year, by year and votee groups
201120152019
1New votees who have reached legal age since last Storting election.
2New votees who have reached legal age since last local election.
Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures3 798 5614 016 6244 197 300
New persons entitled to vote 18-19 years1127 161130 642127 900
New persons entitled to vote 18-21 years2258 155251 566258 700
Norwegians citizens with immigrant background, entitled to vote181 800226 800286 600
Foreign citizens entitled to vote207 000313 000383 400

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Municipal- and County Council Election. Persons entitled to vote

Municipal- and County Council Election. Persons entitled to vote
2019
Persons entitled to vote. TotalEntitled to vote due to age from:Foreign citizens entitled to voteNorwegian citizens with immigrant background, entitled to vote1
Last Storting Election. 18-19 yearsLast Municipal- and County Council Election. 18-21 years
1Persons with two foreign-born parents
The whole country4 197 300127 900258 700383 700286 600
 
Viken960 50030 60060 00097 80080 900
Oslo544 80012 30026 30075 40091 400
Innlandet300 6008 90018 20018 20010 600
Vestfold og Telemark333 60010 40020 50024 50018 500
Agder238 2007 80016 20018 10013 700
Rogaland363 60012 20024 60037 80021 000
Vestland494 90015 80031 90041 50021 000
Møre og Romsdal207 9006 80013 50017 8006 100
Trøndelag366 30011 20023 30024 70013 000
Nordland192 8005 80012 00011 9004 600
Troms og Finnmark194 1006 00012 30016 0005 800

About the statistics

The statistics give estimated figures on the number of people having the right to vote in the municipal and county elections. The figures are grouped by age, gender, country of origin and county of residence. Time series from 1999.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Persons entitled to vote: The right to vote is stipulated in Norway's constitution and the Election Act. Norwegian citizens aged 18 or over in the election year and who have resided in Norway for the last ten years will automatically be included in the electoral register. In addition, Norwegian citizens who have lived abroad continuously for the last ten years, may apply to be included in the electoral register.

Foreign nationals who have resided in Norway for the last three years are entitled to vote in county and municipal elections provided that they fulfil the conditions applicable to Norwegian nationals. Pursuant to an amendment of the Election Act, Recommendation to the Odelsting no. 61 (1998-99), Odelsting Proposition no. 37 (1998-99), all Nordic citizens were entitled to vote in county and municipal elections provided that they had moved to Norway before 1 March in the election year. This came into effect in the 1999 election year.

As from the 2003 county and municipal election, all Nordic citizens are entitled to vote if they have moved to Norway before 31 May in the election year. Nordic citizens are entitled to vote in the 2007 county and municipal election if they have moved to Norway before 30 June in the election year.

Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background: Citizens with two foreign born parents.

Standard classifications

Standard for country and citizenship Standard for county divisions Standard for classification of municipalities

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Municipal and county council election, persons entitled to vote
Topic: Elections

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

Estimated numbers: County. Foreign citizens and Norwegian citizens with immigrant background at the municipal level, selected municipalities.

Final numbers: Eligible voters by constituency, county and continent.

Frequency and timeliness

Every fourth year.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Norwegian, English.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to produce estimated numbers of persons entitled to vote in the next local election. Estimated numbers has been produced since the local election in 1999. Final numbers will be published when the date for the local election is approching.

Users and applications

Municipalities, counties, media and researchers use the statistics and the analyses.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

Statistics Act § 2-1, 2-2, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

All eligible voters in the local election.

Data sources and sampling

Since 1970, the Central Population Register has provided the base for the statistics. Since 1946, all local authorities have held a local national register of all residents in the individual municipalities in accordance with legislation and directives related to national registration. The national registration offices receive details of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, immigration etc. from various sources for the municipalities they cover.

The National Population Register (DSP) was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The register consisted of those who took park in the census, and subsequently everyone that has been resident in Norway from 1 October 1964. In 1995, the Central Population Register (DSF) at the Directorate of Taxes took over as the official register. The Office of the National Registrar, which administrates the DSF (and previous DSP), was transferred in 1991 from Statistics Norway to the Directorate of Taxes.

The updating of the Central Population Register is partly carried out by the local population registries, which are connected to the DSF via terminals, and partly by the Directorate of Taxes centrally. The basis of the statistics on changes in the population is electronic copies to Statistics Norway of all such reports of events that update the register. The reports are also used to update a separate Statistics Norway population database kept for statistical purposes. This database forms the basis of the population statistics.

The distributor for the Directorate of Taxes (EDB Business Partner), provides SSB with the basis for the final numbers of eligible voters when the date for the local election is approaching.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Since January 1998, reports (electronic copies) that were previously transferred on a monthly basis have been transferred from the Central Population Register to Statistics Norway daily. Prior to May 1995, Statistics Norway received the reports on a magnetic tape each month.

Data from previous years provide the basis for calculating changes from the time of calculating and to the election is arranged. The accuracy of this data decides the quality.

The basis is data from the population statistics, people who resides in Norway. In addition to this, eligible Norwegian voters who resides abroad. Data concerning deaths, emmigration, immigration and changes in citizenship from the previous year. The country of birth file is used to calculate the number of Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Comparative statistics from the election in 1999.