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Norwegian parliamentary election 2017

Election Days in Oslo are Sunday 10 September and Monday 11 September 2017.

On Election Days you must vote in the municipality in which you were registered as resident as of 30 June 2017. You can vote at any polling station in Oslo.

You can vote in advance from 10 August to 8 September in any municipality.

Find your polling station at valglokaler.no.

Opening hours Election Days

  • Sunday 10 September: 13:00–18:00
  • Monday 11 September: 09:00–21:00

Opening hours pre-election

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00 (Blindern-UiO is closed on Saturdays)

Voting before 10th of August

You can vote in advance from 1 July to 9 August in Oslo City Hall, entrance from the seaside, weekdays 09:00-15:30.

Who can vote?

Norwegian citizens who are over the age of 18 (or who will turn 18 during election year) have the right to vote in the parliamentary election. Each voter must be registered, or have been registered, as resident in Norway.

Norwegian public servants who are employed in the diplomatic corps or the consular service and members of their household are entitled to vote even if they do not satisfy the residence criterion.

To be able to cast a vote, you must be inscribed in the electoral register in a municipality.

The electoral register for Oslo for the parliamentary election 2017 is available for public inspection from Thursday 20 July. The register can be inspected in Oslo City Hall, entrance from the seaside, or by calling tel. 23 46 12 12 on weekdays 09:00 – 15:30.

Are you inscribed in the electoral register? (valg.no)

Remember to bring ID when you vote!

A passport, driving licence or bank card with cardholder’s photo are all acceptable as proof of identity, but you can also use other types of ID. The proof of identity must show the voter’s name, date of birth and picture.

You do not need to bring your polling card with you, but it may save you time.

Voting in advance abroad, on Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Voters who are living abroad, or who are temporarily resident abroad, may vote in advance (from 3 July to 1 september) at a Norwegian Foreign Service mission or by returning officers who are appointed by the Governor on Svalbard and by The Norwegian Directorate of Elections.

Read more about voting in advance abroad at valg.no.

Voting at home

If you are ill or disabled, you can apply to be able to vote in advance at home by calling tel. 23 46 12 12, weekdays 09:00 – 15:30. You can also apply by sending an e-mail to valgioslo@oslobystyre.no. The deadline for applications for voting at home is 6 September 2017.

How to vote

You can read about how to vote in the English information brochure.

Electoral lists and candidates 2017 (in Norwegian).

Sami parliamentary election 2017

All Samis who are registered in the Sameting's (the Sami parliament) electoral register are entitled to vote.

You can vote in any municipality in the country between 1 July and 8 September. Voting for the Sami parliamentary election takes places in the same polling stations as for the Norwegian parliamentary election.

How to vote in the Sami parliamentary election (valg.no).

Information brochures in different languages

Information brochures are available in Arabic, Filipino, Persian/Farsi, Russian, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, Somalian, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

They can be downloaded from valg.no.