Storting election, candidates

Updated: 24 June 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Proportion of women of all candidates in the election
Proportion of women of all candidates in the election

About the statistics

The statistics cover all parties’ candidates in the Parliamentary election and are disaggregated by age, sex and education. Time series from 2005.

Eligibility. Duty to accept election

Eligible to the Storting and bound to accept election is any person who is entitled to vote at the election and who is not disqualified or exempt. Disqualified from election to the Storting are members of staff in the ministries with the exception of ministers, state secretaries and political advisers, justices of the Supreme Court and members of the diplomatic corps or of the consular service. Whether a person shall be disqualified from election to the Storting depends on whether the person in question holds such office on Election Day.

Further reading

Standard for valgdistrikt (electoral districts or constituency).

The electoral districts of 2021 corresponds to county 2017 with municipalities as of 1. January 2021. Electoral districts are named with county names followed by «district». Electoral districts numbers correspond to county numbers in the period 1972-2017.

Name: Storting election, candidates

Topic: Elections

Not yet determined

Division for Population Statistics

Electoral districts

Every fourth year.

Reported to the Gender Statistics Questionnaire, Social and Demographic Statistics Section, Statistical Division, UNECE (UN)

Source data are permanently stored.

The purpose is to create official statistics on all parties' candidates running in the Storting elections (general/parliamentary elections). As of 2005, Statistics Norway has collected the national identity numbers of all list candidates so that it can be linked to various variables such as gender, age, education, occupational status, income and country background.

Researchers and students in a wide range of social sciences use the statistics and analyses. Examples are political science, sociology, media and communication. Journalists, the political parties and public management are other important users.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on 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.

Should be analysed in relation to the results of the Storting election.

Statistics Act §§ 4 and 10.

Not relevant

All lists and parties' nominees in the electoral districts (constituencies) for the Storting elections (general/parliamentary elections).

Statistics Norway receives administrative data about the candidates from the electronic election administration system (EVA) from the Norwegian Electoral Directorate before the election. Statistics Norway run checks towards the population register and makes some manual corrections where sufficient information is lacking.

Total count of all list candidates in all electoral districts/constituencies.

Manual revision and computerized controls, mostly summarizing controls and logic coherence controls.

Not relevant

Not relevant for the combination of the characteristics party (list), gender, age and electoral districts. Other combinations are not published (suppressed) if less than three observations.

From 2005 information about all the eligible candidaties for the Storting elections is collected.

The quality of statistics depend on correct information from the Norwegian Electoral Directorate. A situation where a list nominee incorrectly is entered on a wrong list, but on a party list that still is eligible in the actual county, is difficult to detect. Also errors that occurs if the information about the list nominees and the parties is insufficient, is difficult to detect. In the process of assigning a national identity number, some errors can also occur. The sum of these individual errors will have little impact on the estimates.

Not relevant


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