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Title FAIREU Key Country Report : Electoral Participation in Sweden
Author Hutcheson, Derek Stanford ; Bevelander, Pieter
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Date 2018
English abstract
This Key Country report focuses on electoral registration and turnout in Sweden, where the most recent general election was held on 9 September 2018. It provides a historical perspective on patterns of electoral registration and turnout among foreignborn voters (non-citizens and Swedish citizens) in local and regional elections. In a handful of municipalities, a significant proportion of the electorate comprises non- Swedish citizens with voting rights. However, the likelihood of voting is higher among foreign-born voters who have acquired Swedish citizenship – which potentially leaves non-citizen residents under-represented in local and regional representative organs. A second focus is on non-resident Swedish citizens in the country’s national elections. The number of Swedish voters abroad has increased in every election since 1968. Though a very small proportion of the total electorate, their ballots make a slight difference to the distribution of seats in the Swedish parliament, the Riksdag.
Swedish abstract
Denna rapport fokuserar på valregistrering och valdeltagande i Sverige, där det senaste valet hölls den 9 september 2018. Det ger ett historiskt perspektiv på registrering och valdeltagande bland utlandsfödda väljare (icke-medborgare och svenska medborgare) i lokala och regionala val. I en handfull kommuner finns ett betydande andel icke-svenska väljare med rösträtt. Men sannolikheten att rösta är större hos invandrare som har fått svenska medborgarskap - vilket kan leda till underrepresentation av icke-svenska väljare i kommun-och landstingsval. Ett annat fokus i rapporten ligger på valdeltagande vid riksdagsvalen hos svenska medborgare som är folkbokförda utomlands. Antalet väljare folkbokförda utomlands har ökat i varje val sedan 1968. Även om deras andel av alla röstberättigade är relativt låg, kan detta påverka mandatfördelningen i riksdagen. 1
Link http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/59567 .Icon
Publisher European University Institute
Series/Issue RSCAS Global Citizenship Country Reports;15
Pages 23
Language eng (iso)
Subject turnout
non-citizens
immigration
eletoral participation
Sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Key Country Report authored for the EU-funded FAIREU project on mobile... (see Details for more)
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