Persons entitled to vote

Updated: 15 April 2021

Next update: 29 November 2021

Persons entitled to vote
Persons entitled to vote
2021
3.88
million

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Storting Election. Persons entitled to vote, by election district. Estimated figures
Storting Election. Persons entitled to vote, by election district. Estimated figures
Electorate, totalPersons entitled to vote by age since last electionElectors 60 years or olderNorwegian citizens with an immigrant background who are entitled to vote
Last local election 18-19 yearsLast storting election 18-21 years
The whole country3 876 200117 300238 9001 273 400321 100
Østfold222 5006 90013 60078 70021 400
Akershus467 10016 30031 500148 80051 900
Oslo483 30011 80025 100118 30098 300
Hedmark151 6004 3008 70058 6006 700
Oppland132 4003 9007 90050 9005 600
Buskerud191 1005 80011 30067 60019 000
Vestfold182 0005 40010 90066 10012 100
Telemark130 7003 8007 80048 5008 500
Aust-Agder86 7002 6005 30030 3004 800
Vest-Agder137 2004 3009 20043 10010 500
Rogaland331 80011 10022 30099 70023 900
Hordaland381 60011 70024 400120 80021 600
Sogn og Fjordane78 3002 6005 30029 7002 200
Møre og Romsdal191 9006 10012 40070 5007 000
Sør-Trøndelag246 9007 00015 20076 70012 000
Nord-Trøndelag100 5003 2006 50037 0003 000
Nordland181 6005 30010 70067 4005 800
Troms124 5003 5007 40042 1004 500
Finnmark - Finnmárku54 5001 7003 40018 6002 300
Explanation of symbols
Storting election. Estimated figures for persons entitled to vote with immigrant background at last local election and changes to this storting election.
Storting election. Estimated figures for persons entitled to vote with immigrant background at last local election and changes to this storting election.1
Persons entitles to vote at last Storting electionPersons entitled to vote at last local electionPersons entitles to vote at present Storting electionChanges from last to present Storting election
All countries274 531671 795321 17246 641
Denmark3 94019 2373 9444
Sweden3 97034 7604 815845
Croatia2 3244 0072 38056
Poland5 98480 4686 340356
Russia6 57115 5787 9281 357
Turkey11 41014 71211 948538
Germany3 71021 2033 73020
Bosnia-Herzegovina10 78814 59411 132344
Kosovo9 05511 32110 2341 179
Eritrea5 76017 65110 8465 086
Ethiopia4 0417 0975 3351 294
Morocco6 3747 7556 901527
Somalia16 99628 20822 9425 946
Afghanistan9 03914 20210 5901 551
Sri Lanka9 99312 12011 0491 056
Philippines9 99617 89912 3432 347
India6 64510 7677 6761 031
Iraq18 20223 09820 2372 035
Iran13 31117 56115 2321 921
China4 1867 9814 674488
Pakistan24 48729 72126 6902 203
Thailand7 53916 9269 6762 137
Vietnam16 33918 23617 6121 273
Chile5 2527 3345 156-96
1Estimated figures
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Storting election. Persons entitled to vote, by sex and age.
Storting election. Persons entitled to vote, by sex and age.
201320172021
Persons entitled to votePersons entitled to votePersons entitled to vote
Both sexes
Years, total3 643 6003 765 2263 876 200
18-19 years124 369122 252117 200
20-24 years311 945315 497309 700
25-44 years1 168 1471 171 0221 199 800
45-66 years1 333 1911 371 3581 385 300
67-79 years475 770557 644621 000
80 years or older230 178227 453243 200
Males
Years, total1 801 1561 864 8201 923 200
18-19 years63 95262 64559 800
20-24 years160 052162 359158 700
25-44 years590 142590 736607 600
45-66 years673 640690 304695 100
67-79 years228 353271 352303 800
80 years or older85 01787 42498 200
Females
Years, total1 842 4441 900 4061 952 900
18-19 years60 41759 60757 400
20-24 years151 893153 138150 900
25-44 years578 005580 286592 200
45-66 years659 551681 054690 200
67-79 years247 417286 292317 200
80 years or older145 161140 029145 000
Explanation of symbols
Storting election. Persons etitled to vote, by group of entitled to vote
Storting election. Persons etitled to vote, by group of entitled to vote
201320172021
Entitled to vote, total3 643 6003 765 2293 876 200
Persons entitled to vote of immigrant population215 067274 610321 200
First time voters 18-21 years248 529235 753238 900
First time voters, new citizens (immigrants)36 19333 21845 300
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Municipal and county council election. Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures for latest year, by year and votee groups
Municipal and county council election. Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures for latest year, by year and votee groups
2011201520191
Persons entitled to vote. Estimated figures3 798 5614 016 6244 202 016
New persons entitled to vote 18-19 years2 127 161130 642127 799
New persons entitled to vote 18-21 years3 258 155251 566258 551
Norwegians citizens with immigrant background, entitled to vote181 800226 800293 500
Foreign citizens entitled to vote207 000313 000388 998
1Per 7. august 2019
2New votees who have reached legal age since last Storting election.
3New votees who have reached legal age since last local election.
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About the statistics

Final and estimated figures for persons entitled to vote in national, regional and local elections. Disaggregated by sex, age, country background and county and constituencies. For national elections timeseries from 1815.

Electoral roll

All prospective voters must be on the electoral register. The electoral register is a list of all those who are entitled to vote in a municipality. One is registered in the electoral register in the municipality by the population register on 30 June of the election year. If one has moved, it will still be the address on 30 June that determines the municipality in which one are entitled to vote.

Persons entitled to vote

Every Norwegian citizen aged 18 or older by the end of the election year has the right to vote in the national election. In the municipal and county council elections one have the right to vote if one meet one of these requirements:

  • You are a Norwegian citizen and will have reached the age of 18 by the end of 2019 and are, or have been, registered as residing in Norway
  • You are a citizen of another Nordic country (i.e. Denmark, Iceland, Finland or Sweden) and will have reached the age of 18 by the end of the year of the election, and have been registered as residing in Norway by 30 June of the year of the election at the latest
  • You are another foreign citizen and have reached the age of 18 by the end of the year of the election and have been registered as residing in Norway for the last three consecutive years before the election day. In this case, there is a requirement that the period of residence has been consecutive

Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background

Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background who are entitled to vote: This category includes both immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents. Immigrants are persons born in a foreign country by foreign-born parents who have moved to Norway. Norwegian-born to immigrant parents is persons born in Norway by foreign parents, and also with four grandparents born in a foreign country.

Name: Persons entitled to vote

Topic: Elections

29 November 2021

Division for Population Statistics

Electoral districts.

Selected municipalities.

Every four years (election year).

Not relevant

Data files at the individual level that are processed and stored long-term

The purpose is to provide a number of estimated figures on how many people will be entitled to vote in the elections. After the election the official election statistics will provide the final figures based on electoral roll information provided by the election boards.

Public administration, the press and research institutes for planning and review of the coming election.

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.

Act on Official Statistics and Statistics Norway §§ 10 and 20.

Not relevant

All persons entitled to vote.

Electoral roll and population register

The basis for the statistics on changes in the population are electronic copies received by statistics Norway of all such messages that update the register. The reports also update a separate population database for statistical purposes in Statistics Norway. This population base forms the basis for statistics on the composition of the population.

The basis for the final figures is a register sent to Statistics Norway by the Norwegian Electoral Directorate just before and after the election.

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Municipal council and county council elections: Final figures back to 1903. Calculated figures back to 1999.

Elections to the Storting: Final figures back to 1815. Calculated figures back to 2001.

The estimated figures are based on withdrawals from the population system in March/April of the election year. The number of how many will be granted the right to vote on the basis of a change in citizenship is based on data material from the previous year. The same applies to the number of deaths in the period until the election. The estimate for the number of persons entitled to vote thus depends on the deviations from last year's figures, the greater the deviation the larger the margin of error. This applies particularly to the number of naturalizations, as these figures vary considerably.

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