While most Swedes wait until the elections are on the doorstep, the polls are now open for those who’ve made up their mind already. But early voting has become all the more popular in Sweden, reported the TT news agency. In the 2010 elections, 39.4 percent of voters cast their ballot early, compared to just 31.8 percent in 2006. This year, voting cards have been sent out to 7.6 million Swedes. There are around 3,000 spots around the country where they can cast their early votes, too.
… Voting for the county and municipal elections is open to anyone who has live in Sweden for at least three years, while EU citizens can vote locally no matter how long they’ve lived in Sweden.
Full Article: Sweden opens the gates for election voting – The Local.