Election Authority (Sweden)

Swedish Election Authority
Official logo of the Swedish Election Authority
Agency overview
Formed 1 July 2001 (2001-07-01)
Headquarters Solna Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden
Employees 17[1]
Website www.val.se

The Swedish Election Authority (Swedish: Valmyndigheten), is a Government agency responsible for organizing national elections and referendums in Sweden.[2] The agency began its operations on 1 July 2001 when it took over the responsibilities from the Swedish National Tax Board.[2]

Local and regional elections are the responsibility of the respective municipalities and county councils, however these elections always take place concurrently with the national elections for the Riksdag. As the central administrative authority for elections, the Election Authority has an instrumental role in all public elections in Sweden.

See also


  1. Det här gör vi (in Swedish), retrieved 7 May 2015
  2. 1 2 "Valmyndigheten". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 September 2010.
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