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Four million have the right to vote in the municipal and county council election on 14 September
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2015-04-13T10:00:00.000Z
Elections;Immigration and immigrants
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The statistics show estimated figures for eligible voters in the upcoming municipal and county council election by county and selected municipalities. The figures are broken down into different groups, such as first-time voters and voters with an immigrant background.

Municipal and county council election, persons entitled to vote

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Key figures

4.01

million have the right to vote

Municipal and county council election. Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures, by year and votee groups
2003200720112015
1New votees who have reached legal age since last Storting election.
2New votees who have reached legal age since last local election.
3Persons with two parents born abroad
Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures3 502 5003 609 3003 790 2004 009 200
New persons entitled to vote 18-19 years1106 200120 500127 200130 600
New persons entitled to vote 18-21 years2212 800233 600257 900262 000
Norwegians citizens with immigrant background, entitled to vote3111 200142 100185 000233 600
Foreign citizens entitled to vote117 300137 200207 300310 200

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Table 1 
Municipal- and County Council Election. Estimated norwegian citizens with immigrant background entitled to vote. Selected minicipalities

Municipal- and County Council Election. Estimated norwegian citizens with immigrant background entitled to vote. Selected minicipalities1
Country background2015
FredrikstadBærumLørenskogSkedsmoOsloDrammenKristiansandStavangerBergenTrondheim
1Immigrant background is persons with two foreign-born parents. Country background is own, mother's or father's country of birth
2Eastern Europe includes: Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
Total4 6166 4053 8205 10880 1087 3475 5526 80111 6586 561
The Nordic Countries22330172901 265150145156260166
Western Europe except the Nordic Countries and Turkey12727750841 409130174185394196
Eastern Europe21 2471 1244145109 6881 2211 2741 1611 6221 196
North America and Oceania17877830219625711447
Asia, Africa, South and Central America, Turkey3 0024 6163 2774 41667 4445 8273 8975 2429 2684 956
 
Selected countries
Denmark108125324354277866211344
Poland9417546771 252101110205226153
Russia7121857801 02895149162234230
Turkey501222371853 9141 465123674337620
Germany61103223244348906514792
Bosnia-Herzegovina38421574712 068335323327542345
Kosovo4461261051081 507432406224171146
Morocco738132654 14483359811859
Somalia40726990326 780299185487567283
Afghanistan993121103091 787385223134191291
Sri Lanka322094053994 21815428151784214
Philippines103200108812 2308992183355185
India751601771962 2144416386292119
Iraq9973861273604 114612405248969481
Iran3047643224584 271324249384440391
China3716147731 4479758179176117
Pakistan10456379380114 39264320836024643
Thailand648130566518460176297153
Chile249833481 19075456166874153

Table 2 
Foreign citizens estimated entitled to vote. Selected municipalities

Foreign citizens estimated entitled to vote. Selected municipalities
2015
BærumAskerOsloDrammenKristiansandSandnesStavangerBergenTrondheimTromsø
1Eastern Europe includes: Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
Total10 1694 83765 0925 0334 8265 98311 52117 0929 4074 264
The Nordic Countries2 6691 35920 3851 0411 2329692 4382 7181 9791 265
Western Europe except the Nordic Countries and Turkey1 80389010 5265337928862 6312 9671 796811
Eastern Europe13 4931 64917 2541 9621 3322 7953 3466 9412 5981 177
North America and Oceania4612062 04294255179503661315108
Asia, Africa, South and Central America, Turkey1 74373314 8851 4031 2151 1542 6033 8052 719903
Selected countries
Denmark8044003 782388593951859859433282
Finland161811 1235467150186186172294
Iceland20712092611918131334434414183
Sweden1 49775814 5544803911 0241 3291 3291 233606
Latvia101575401304712158358313167
Netherlands13078642437120623923917165
Poland2 2681 0809 0411 0386221 7693 4243 4241 199399
Romania1142476540771715075079563
Lithuania2872201 704330943951 1051 105277157
United Kingdom6953072 5151682431 118943943347125
Russia245741 311107142276293293259247
Germany4272432 313163254539772772580324
Eritrea1127151391113160339339208113
Somalia73601 29811915611231631620089
Afghanistan99235991239978727214134
Philippines256701 33069471892402408139
Iraq8625907131713823923915346
Pakistan89531 93387267047475824
Thailand8740836118111248378378247114
United States3471581 4596221034444044021266

Table 3 
Municipal- and County Council Election. Foreign citizens 1999-2011 and Norwegian citizens with immigrant background 2007-2011, entitled to wote

Municipal- and County Council Election. Foreign citizens 1999-2011 and Norwegian citizens with immigrant background 2007-2011, entitled to wote
Foreign citizens entitled to voteNorwegian citizens with immigrant background, entitled to vote1
2003200720112015Change20112015Change
2011 - 20152011 - 2015
1Persons with two foreighn born parents
2Eastern Europe includes: Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
 
Total117 268137 221207 241309 593102 352184 904233 50948 605
 
Nordic countries44 21747 59562 87672 3049 4288 6528 548-104
Western Europe, except the Nordic countries21 52524 92036 56949 77513 2067 1867 538352
Eastern Europe212 93215 41650 209114 64764 43835 41042 2396 829
North America and Oceania7 2907 3868 5729 4408681 793637-1 156
Africa, Asia, Turkey and South and Central America31 30441 90449 01563 42714 412131 863173 54741 684
 
Selected contries
Denmark16 40716 81017 98320 8742 8914 0903 800-290
Finland4 8744 5975 0615 462401......
Iceland......6 7921 718......
Sweden20 05923 44734 75839 1764 4182 989....
France....2 398..........
Latvia......5 760........
Netherlands....4 3885 5991 211......
Poland1 1612 24925 46656 20430 7384 6435 311668
Romania......5 026........
Lithuania....4 87121 39916 528......
United Kingdom8 4478 82510 23812 3732 135......
Russia....5 9097 0291 1204 1575 6311 474
Turkey1 7151 9462 302....8 65510 1491 494
Germany4 9996 84513 13917 3404 2012 9203 111191
Bosnia-Herzegovina4 7712 8442 787....9 34810 307959
Kosovo..........6 9288 3121 384
Eritrea......5 762........
Morocco..........4 7735 640867
Somalia2 8044 7123 8605 9852 1259 44713 7074 260
Afghanistan....2 6313 320689..7 083..
Sri Lanka..........7 4118 8491 438
Philippines....2 7575 0062 2496 2118 1591 948
India..........4 6745 617943
Iraq6 0335 4924 7123 860-85210 87915 3454 466
Iran1 8712 332......10 75212 2151 463
China..........3 0543 854800
Pakistan3 8173 6433 3263 210-11618 38221 8463 464
Thailand....5 1607 7832 6233 4934 8681 375
Vietnam..........13 59215 4811 889
United States5 9715 8986 5016 958457......
Chile1 4761 545......4 5354 681146

Table 4 
Municipal- and County Council Election. Persons entitled to vote

Municipal- and County Council Election. Persons entitled to vote
2015
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 009 200130 600262 000310 200233 600
 
Østfold227 6007 70014 80015 70015 600
Akershus445 10015 50030 10042 00032 300
Oslo511 40011 80025 60065 30080 100
Hedmark156 2005 0009 8007 4004 700
Oppland150 1004 7009 5007 5004 100
Buskerud214 0006 90013 40018 00014 800
Vestfold191 4006 50012 70012 6009 100
Telemark136 4004 5009 0007 4006 100
Aust-Agder88 9003 1006 1005 7003 400
Vest-Agder138 7005 10010 2009 3007 900
Rogaland348 60012 50024 90033 10016 300
Hordaland392 10013 10026 60027 70015 300
Sogn og Fjordane83 8003 1006 2005 2001 500
Møre og Romsdal203 1007 00013 80013 7004 700
Sør-Trøndelag241 3007 60015 90014 3008 000
Nord-Trøndelag105 1003 8007 6004 2001 900
Nordland189 4006 60013 1008 9003 500
Troms Romsa127 5004 1008 6007 5002 800
Finnmark Finnmárku58 5002 0004 1004 7001 500

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

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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.