You must bring your ID when you vote; however, you do not need to
have your polling card with you.
It is not possible to cancel or change your vote. If you vote in advance
you cannot vote again, including on election day.
It is the municipalities that collect the votes and decide when and where
it is possible to vote in advance.
Where are the polling stations and when do they open?
See valglokaler.no to fnd adresses and opening hours for all advance voting stations.
How to vote in the municipality where you live
Select the ballot paper you want to use: One for the municipal council election and one for the county council election, if you want to vote in both elections.
If you want to give one or more candidates a personal vote, you can put a tick in the box next to the candidate’s name on the ballot paper. You can give as many personal votes as you want (see guide below).
Fold the ballot papers with the party name facing in, and the field where the stamp goes, facing out – that way, nobody can see what you are voting for. Do not use an envelope or other cover around the ballot papers.
Go to an election offi cial and get a stamp on your ballot papers. This is important – or your vote may be rejected.
Drop your ballot papers into the ballot box.
How to give a personal vote
If you want to influence specifically which candidates are elected, you can give a personal vote to any candidates you want to give an extra boost. It is your choice whether you want to change the ballot paper by adding a personal vote. Directions for giving personal votes are also printed on the ballot paper.
Personal votes in the municipal council election
Put a tick in the box next to the candidate’s name if you want to give them a personal vote.You can give a personal vote to as many candidates as you want.
Add candidate names from other parties/ groups in a separate fi eld on the ballot paper. The ballot paper will specify how many names you can add.
Personal votes in the county council election
Put a tick in the box next to the candidate’s name if you want to give them a personal vote. You can give a personal vote to as many candidates as you want.
Are you voting in advance in a different municipality than the one in which you have the right to vote?
You have the right to vote in the municipality in which you are registered
in the Central Population Register as a resident as of 30 June 2023.
If you vote in advance in a different municipality you will be given a
multiple-choice voting slip showing only the registered political parties’
names, without candidate names. You must check the box for, or write,
which party/group you wish to vote for.
If you wish to make changes to the voting slip you must obtain a voting
slip from your municipality and use this when you vote.
When the voting slip has been stamped by an election worker, you must
place it in a voting slip envelope. This will be placed in a containing
envelope - this is placed in the ballot box.
Oslo has elections for the city council and district councils, but does not elect a county council. If you are registered in the City of Oslo and you want to vote in the district council election, you can either bring a district council ballot paper with you to the polling station or use a blank sheet of paper where you write the name of the party/group you want to vote for. If you use a blank sheet of paper, you must also specify that the paper is for the district council election.
Your vote will then be sent to your home municipality for counting.