General elections to the Althingi 28 October 2017

  • Statistical Series
  • 21. December 2017
  • Vol 102, Issue 27
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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General elections to the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, were held on 28 October 2017 under Act No 24 from May 2000. There are now six constituencies of which two are in Reykjavík. The total number of voters on the electoral roll was 248,485 or 73.4% of the total population. Participation of voters in the general elections was 201,792 or 81.2% of the total number of voters on the electoral roll. Participation of female voters was slightly higher than that of male voters or 82.1% women compared with 80.3% men. The participation varied by age, it was lower among young voters than the older ones.

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