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Swedish Election Authority

The Swedish Election Authority, or Valmyndigheten, is a Government Agency charged with organizing national elections and referenda in Sweden. The agency begain its operations on July 1, 2001 when it took over the responsibilities from the Swedish National Tax Board.

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

See also: Elections in Sweden, Referenda in Sweden

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