Voters can now find out where they are registered to vote in the Local Government Elections on May 31st 2014. When the ID number is keyed in, name, legal domicile and municipality will appear.
The Electoral Register
Local authorities compile registers of voters on the basis of the records of the Registers Iceland. No one can exercise his right to vote unless his name is on the electoral register when the election is held.
Notifications and complaints regarding the electoral register
Any person may submit a complaint to the local authority stating that somebody's name is missing from the register or should not be there. Such complaints may be submitted up to Election Day. If a complaint is received alleging that a person's name should be removed from the register, that person shall be informed. The local authority shall give immediate attention to complaints that it receives concerning the electoral register and shall make corrections when appropriate; such corrections may be made right up to the Election Day. Local authorities shall also make corrections when they receive notifications of deaths. The local authority shall inform the individual concerned of any correction made, and also any other local authority for which the change is of relevance.
The right to vote – Icelandic and foreign citizens
Under the Local Government Elections Act, all persons in the following categories who were born on or before
31 May 1996 have the right to vote in the local government elections on 31 May 2014:
Icelandic citizens who are registered as legally domiciled in a particular municipality (local government area) in the Icelandic National Register on 10 May 2014.
Icelandic citizens who have transferred their place of legal domicile to one of the other Nordic countries while pursuing formal studies under the Nordic Agreement on Public Registration, and are still registered there on 10 May 2014.
Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish citizens who have been legally domiciled in Iceland for three continuous years as from 31 May 2011 and are registered as legally domiciled in a particular municipality on 10 May 2014.
Other foreign nationals who have been legally domiciled in Iceland for five continuous years as from 31 May 2009 and are registered as legally domiciled in a particular municipality on 10 May 2014.