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Elections

Norway has two types of elections.

  1. General elections – held every four years. Everyone who reaches the age of 18 in the election year and has Norwegian citizenship can vote in a general election.
  2. Municipal and county council elections (also called local elections) – held every four years.

You are entitled to vote in local elections if you:

  • reach the age of 18 in the election year and have Norwegian citizenship.
  • are a citizen of a non-Nordic country and have been registered in the  population register as a resident of Norway for the last three years before the election.
  • are a citizen of another Nordic country and have been registered as a resident of Norway by 30 June in the election year.

There is a two-year interval between general elections and local elections.

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