Foreigners urged to vote in upcoming elections

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The European Movement organization in Norway (Europabevegelsen) is urging all non-Norwegian citizens who are eligible to vote in Monday’s mid-term elections to exercise their right to do so. The organization has summarized rules and procedures on its website, to raise awareness of voting rights for citizens of EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area) countries across the Europe.

Norway is not a member of the EU but is a member of the EEA. Every non-Norwegian citizen above the age of 18 who has lived in Norway for more than three years can vote in the municipal and county elections, notes the organization on its website page devoted to the Norwegian elections (external link).

The page also contains links to information on how to vote, an article on immigrant voters in Norway in 2015 and details of Norwegian voting rules. The information is offered in both English and Polish.

Eligible voters should already have received a voting card (Valgkort) in the post, with details of polling places and opening hours on both Sunday and Monday. The actual election day is Monday September 14, when voters will decide who will lead city, township (kommunal) and county governments for the next four years.

newsinenglish.no staff