(Election to the European Parliament : 13 June 2004)
1. LEGAL BASIS
The eloctoral law SFS 2002:68.
2. ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Proportional representation: with a single national
constituency. Voters must vote for a political party and may also vote for one
of the candidates on the list of the party chosen (preference voting).
Allocation of seats: Modified St. Lagüe
method. To qualify for the allocation of seats, parties must obtain at least 4%
of the total number of votes cast.
Allocation of mandates: Votes for
individual candidates can have the effect of overriding the order in which the
candidates are placed on their party list. For this to occur, a candidate must
obtain at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for his/her party. The
candidate receiving the highest number of votes will then be placed first on
the list, etc.
3. REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES
Deadline for registration: The deadline
is 11 March 2004.
Conditions: No conditions for a party to stand for
elections. But to register a party name 1500 signatures are needed. Nominations
(i.e. lists of candidates) must be submitted to the competent authority.
Incompatibilities: Those laid down in
the Elections Act 2002:68.
4. POLLING DAY : 13 JUNE 2004
Other elections on the same day: No
national elections, maybe some local elections.
The count begins at 9pm. Preliminary results: 9pm - 12 midnight.
Polling hours: from 8 am to 9 pm.
The count begins: at 9pm on 13
The count will be completed: on 16
Preliminary results: from 9pm to 12
Final results: on 17 June 2004.
5. VOTING / STANDING FOR ELECTION
Right to vote: All EU citizens aged 18
or over who are registered resident in Sweden are entitled to vote. Non-Swedish
EU citizens must announce their intention of voting to the tax Council
Voting is not compulsory.
Voting at Swedish Post office and
voting by mail from abroad is possible.
Right to stand for election: Anyone
entitled to vote may stand for election. Some exceptions listed in SFS