Reykjavík city council elections 2022

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Reykjavík city council elections will be held Saturday May 14th 2022. Polling places will be open between 9:00 and 22:00.

–  View live numbers for voter turnout

11 party lists are on the ballot. They can be found here.

Right to vote

Foreign nationals are entitled to vote in the city council elections after a certain period of residence in Iceland as follows: 

  • Danish, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian nationals: If you are a registered resident in Reykjavík and you have reached the age of 18 years on election day.  
  • Other foreign nationals: After three consecutive years’ legal residence. For the elections on 14 May 2022, this will mean that you must have been a resident since before 14 May 2019.

Further information on the right to vote, the voting procedure and other information can be found at the webpage of National Electoral Commission.

Where do I vote?

If you are not sure if you are on the electoral roll, or wish to look up where you are registered you can do that here.

You can also enter your legal residence in the search box on the map below to see where your polling place is and the shortest route on foot to it.

If you cannot vote on election day you can vote early each day until May 14th at the district commissioners' office at Holtagarðar (map). Further information on early voting is here and also here.

If you have any questions the office of the city council, which organizes the elections, will be more than happy to assist you. We can be reached by telephone at 411-4915 or by email at kosningar@reykjavik.is

 

Good to know

Polling places open at 9:00 and close at 22:00. Ballots will be counted at Laugardalshöll from 22:00. The counting of the ballots is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. A live stream from the ballot counting will be available at reykjavik.is

Voters must prove their identity at polling places by producing an identifying document. This can be anything that has a picture and identification number such as a passport, drivers license or a debit/credit card with a photograph. If a voter has no identifying documents the polling places local election commission will assist voters in acquiring sufficient proof of identity.

Accessibility

All polling places in Reykjavík are accessible for voters with disabilities.

Polling places

Álftamýrarskóli, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 4, 11

Árbæjarskóli, 6 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 5, 16

Borgarbókasafnið Kringlunni, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 2, 13, 14 (1, 3, 4, 6)

Borgaskóli, 5 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 6, 24, 18

Breiðagerðisskóli, 7 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 11, 17 (2, 3, 14, 16, 18)

Breiðholtsskóli, 3 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 2, 4, 12, 24 (other routes through Mjódd)

Dalskóli, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 18

Foldaskóli, 6 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 18, 6, 24, 31

Frostaskjól, 4 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 11, 13, 15

Hagaskóli, 5 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 11, 15 (12)

Hlíðaskóli, 4 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 13, 18 (1, 3, 4, 6)

Höfðatorg, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 4, 12, 16

Ingunnarskóli, 4 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 18

Íþróttamiðstöðin Austurbergi, 7 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 3, 4, 12, 17

Kjarvalsstaðir, 4 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 1, 3, 6, 11, 13

Klébergsskóli, 1 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 57

Laugalækjarskóli, 5 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 14, 12

Menntaskólinn við Sund, 6 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 14, 5 (3, 6, 12)

Norðlingaskóli, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 5

Ráðhús, 9 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14

Rimaskóli, 3 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 6

Vesturbæjarskóli, 2 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 13

Ölduselsskóli, 6 voting departments
Buses that stop nearby: 3, 4