New record: 1,074,825 Norwegians have already voted in advance

Voting - electionsPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

As of Tuesday, 1,074,825 advance votes have been registered for the parliamentary (Storting) election of 2021, the highest number of advance votes ever cast.

The figure corresponds to 27.6% of all eligible voters.

Ringerike in Buskerud and Ulvik in Hordaland are the municipalities with the highest proportion of votes to date. There, 40.9% and 39.6% of those entitled to vote in the election, respectively, already voted.

Masfjorden in Hordaland and Nore and Uvdal in Buskerud have the lowest proportion of votes so far, with 8.8% and 9.6%, respectively.

In 2017, voter turnout amounted to 78.2%. With the same turnout this year, the number of advance votes so far would correspond to 35.4% of those who will vote.

In the parliamentary elections in 2017, 1,069,541 people voted in advance, which corresponded to 28.4% of all eligible voters, and 36.3% of all those who actually voted in the election. This year’s parliamentary elections will take place on September 13.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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